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Theatre Bristol’s 2018 Season

Pinocchio August 31 – September 9 – Tickets on Sale Now

 

Theatre Bristol’s 2018 season opens with Lessons from Shakespeare: How to Avoid a Personal Tragedy on February 17, continues in March with Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, then Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in June at the Paramount, Summer Camp and Tartuffe in July by the Youth Service Board, Pinocchio in Aug/Sept, Fiddler on the Roof in November at the Paramount, and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever in December! We invite you to get involved!

Thank you to our audiences, sponsors, and volunteers for taking Theatre Bristol into its 53rd year!

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About

Theatre Bristol/Bristol Children's Theatre, Live performance since 1965. Featured: First production of "Tom Sawyer," directed by Cathy DeCaterinaTheatre Bristol, located in Bristol, Tennessee, originally established in 1965 as the Bristol Children’s Theatre, is a community theatre with a focus on reaching children performers and audiences. Theatre Bristol has performed before audiences of school children from local school districts, and for the general public in this theatre-oriented area. Your contribution helps us sustain this long-running theatre and reach more children with the performing arts.

Theatre Bristol hosts many outreach programs, workshops, and other educational programs. It is run by volunteers, with minimal support staff. The theatre welcomes your participation as a member of the audience, or as a volunteer helping to stage the various shows presented throughout the year. Continue reading “About”

Auditions

AUDITIONS

Upcoming:

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Auditions

October
6th at 10:30 am
8th at 5:30 pm
9th at 5:30 pm
10th for callbacks, if needed

at 512 State Street, Bristol, TN 37620

October 15 – Rehearsals Start
November 25-29 – Tech week
November 30 – December 16 – Performances


“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!” (Samuel French)

No preparation is necessary for auditions. Please bring your calendar to note your conflicts. Thank you and see you at auditions!

Cast

FATHER (Bob Bradley) – solid family man, 35-38
MOTHER (Grace Bradley) – trim, attractive, 35ish
BETH BRADLEY – the narrator, strong voice and presence, 10-11
CHARLIE BRADLEY – traditional kid brother, 8-9
RALPH HERDMAN – ragged, scroungy, slouching manner, touch of adolescent cool, 12-13
IMOGENE HERDMAN – loud, bossy, crafty, 11-12
LEROY HERDMAN – tough, sure of himself, 10-11
CLAUDE HERDMAN – tough, combative, 9-10
OLLIE HERDMAN – looking for trouble, Claude’s usual partner in crime, 8-9
GLADYS HERDMAN – small, wiry, fiesty, 7-8
ALICE WENDLEKEN – prim, proper, pain in the neck, 10-11
MRS. ARMSTRONG – largish woman, managerial in voice and manner, 50ish
MRS. SLOCUM – pleasant, motherly woman, 35-60
MRS. CLARK – 35-60
MRS. CLAUSING – 35-60
MRS. MCCARTHY – a younger, less imperious version of Mrs. Armstrong, middle 40s
MAXINE – 10-11
ELMER HOPKINS – 12-13
HOBIE – 9-10
DAVID – 8-9
BEVERLY – 7-8
FIREMAN – 25-30
FIREMAN – 25-30
SHIRLEY – 5-6
JUANITA – 5-6
DORIS – 9-10
REVEREND HOPKINS – middle to late 40s
Extra angel choir members, baby angels, shepherds