Audition Opportunities

Audition for Seattle Public Theater’s 2016/17 production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson and directed by Emily Purington!

A little about the play: The delightfully horrible Herdman clan descends on the Bathhouse for their 16th consecutive year, turning a pedestrian pageant into sidesplitting chaos and bringing new life to an old tradition. Featuring a cast of young actors alongside adult professionals, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is the not-to-be-missed holiday favorite for families and kids of all ages.

Initial Auditions will be in ten minute slots on Tuesday October 4th from 7-9pm and Sunday October 9th from 11-2pm


If you are interested in coming in please follow one of the links below to sign up for a day and time.

For slots on 10/4:


For slots on 10/9:


A few notes about the audition app and signing up process:

  • The slots have been set up for 10 minutes each

  • Simply put in your full name in a slot and follow the directions from there.

  • Slots are first come, first serve selecting a slot quickly is encouraged if you have specific time constraints.

  • Currently there is no way for actors to retrieve the audition time from the site once you’ve signed up, so please record your audition time before closing out the app process.

  • If at any point if you need to change your time slot: please cancel your original slot first, then follow the link to book a new slot.

If you have any trouble, please contact our Youth Program Manager, Simon Irving,


Please prepare a scene and/or monologue from the play – your options are attached to this email. Memorization is encouraged, but not required.

Please bring with you a recent photo stapled to a resume – resumes for young actors should list contact information, DOB, performance experience, and other extra-curricular activities or fun facts.


Auditions will be at the SPT rehearsal hall in the University Christian Church (4731 15th Ave NE Seattle WA 98105) located on the corner of 15th Ave NE and NE 50th Street in the U-District. It is a large brick building that takes up nearly the entire block – the entrance for our space is on the southwest corner of 15th Ave NE and NE 50th St. There is a paid parking lot across the street as well as metered parking; but there is also free parking north of 50th St (just make sure to read the signs for any restricted hours days). To get in, use the keypad NEXT to the door (not the one on the door) and enter the code *16279. Go up the half flight of stairs, and there will be someone there to check you in and have you fill out any necessary paperwork.

Script and side information are attached below.

Best Christmas Pageant Ever KEY DATES:

First Rehearsal:

Wed, Nov 2, 2016, time tba


Sat, Dec 10, 2016 @ 2pm & 4pm


Sun, Dec 11, 2016 @ 2pm & 4pm

Sat, Dec 17, 2016  @ 2pm & 4pm

Sun, Dec 18, 2016 @ 2pm & 4pm

Tues, Dec 20, 2016 @ 2pm & 4pm

Wed, Dec 21, 2016 @ 2pm & 4pm

Thurs, Dec 22, 2016 @ 2pm & 4pm

Fri, Dec 23, 2016 @ 2pm & 4pm


Sat, Dec 24, 2016 @ 7:30p