Performing: December 12 – 14, 2019

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids – probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! This delightful comedy is adapted from the best-selling young adult book, and has become a holiday staple for groups across the United States. Featuring plenty of great roles, a few favorite Christmas carols, and a lot of laughs!

Director: Kaylah Dixon
Assistant Director/Stage Manager: Rebecca Minasian
Music Director: Jefrey Moises
Choreographer: Katrina Pavao
Producers: Adam Schuler, Tara Smith
Ages: 7–12
Venue: Rehearsals and performances at Arlington Children’s Theatre, 115 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA
Fee: $300 due by 10/07/19.
No refunds thereafter. Make Payment
Registration: Starting August 5th


A waitlist is maintained

Children of ACT Board members are granted a limited early registration period.

ACTor/Parent Meeting: Mon. Sept. 23  5:30–6:30 PM

All actors and one parent must attend the informational meeting where we will share more details about the production, the audition process and begin sign-ups for volunteer committees.


All forms are due Mon. Sept. 23rd.

Audition Form: This is a short survey with information so we can know more about you, [doc] [pdf]

Measurement Form: For costumes, [xlsx] [pdf]

Liability Form: Liability waivers, [doc] [pdf]

Health Form: Health information so we are prepared for any issues during rehearsals and shows, [doc] [pdf]

Behavior Form: An agreement defining our behavioral standards, [doc][pdf]

Auditions: Mon. Sept. 30: 5–8 PM

Wed. Oct. 2: 5–8 PM

All ACTors accepted into the production must take part in one of the audition workshops to determine where they best fit into the production. Specific roles will be assigned at the sole discretion of the artistic staff/audition panel.

Rehearsals: First Rehearsal: October 7

Mondays: 5pm-8pm

Wednesdays: 5pm-8pm

The full rehearsal schedule will be available before auditions.

ACTors will only be required for rehearsals where their character is called. Absences are strongly discouraged, and more than two absences during the staging of any single scene will result in the ACTor being cut from the scene. Attendance is mandatory for all runs and technical and dress rehearsals from Monday December 2nd ONWARD unless written permission from the artistic director is requested and received, prior to the audition workshop.

Tech Rehearsals: Mon. Dec. 9: 5–9 pm
Dress Rehearsals: Tue. Dec. 10 5: 5–9 pm

Wed. Dec. 11: 5-9 pm

Performances: 7 PM Thu. Dec. 12

7 PM Fri. Dec. 13

2 PM Sat. Dec. 14

7 PM Sat. Dec. 14