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Auditions for annual holiday production to be held Sept. 26

Lakewood Theatre Company will hold open auditions for speaking and non-speaking roles in “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” on Sept. 26 at Lakewood Center for the Arts in Lake Oswego.

Director Lisa Gilham-Luginbill is seeking a cast of six women and four men of various adult ages; and nine girls and eight boys, ages 7-15, and a singing angel choir of children, ages 7-10. Gilham-Luginbill is seeking young people with self-confidence, good vocal skills and stage presence.

In this Christmas comedy by Barbara Robinson, the tough-talking, cigar-smoking Herdsman kids “are the worst kids in the world,” yet they demand a role in the church’s Christmas pageant, with a few re-writes. Now, the whole community is being cowed by tiny shepherds.

Auditions for non-speaking roles in the Angel Choir will be held at 6 p.m.; come prepared to sing. No photo or resume are required, but enthusiasm is desirable.

Auditions for speaking roles will be held at 6:30 p.m. People auditioning for speaking roles should bring a current photo and resume — and be prepared to read from the script. The director may request that actors read with others. Parents will be asked to sign agreement forms, and conflicts not listed at the time of audition may not be honored. Those auditioning should be available for possible callbacks on Sept. 27.

Rehearsals will be held on Saturdays and Sundays on Oct. 24, 25, 31 and Nov. 1, 7 and 8. Weekday rehearsals will be added starting the week of Nov. 9, from 6-8:30 p.m. three or four evenings a week. The Lakewood Center is located at 368 S. State St., Lake Oswego.

For a breakdown of roles and to sign up for auditions online, visit lakewood-center.org or call 503-635-3901.

— The Review, Tidings