Auditions for Park Playhouse Youth Programs

Auditions for Park Playhouse Youth Programs productions of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever and Little Shop of Horrors will be held September 14th & 15th at the Palace Theatre, 19 Clinton Ave, Albany, NY 12207
Sign in beginning at 6:30pm and closing at 8:30pm
Auditions will begin at 6:45pm and continue until all students signed in before 8:30pm have had the opportunity to audition
Callbacks will be Friday, September 15 beginning at 8:30pm

Seeking students ages 8-18 for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Seeking students ages 15 and up for Little Shop of Horrors

Please prepare 16-32 bars of an audition song of your choice, preferably a song within the musical theatre cannon. Bring sheet music – an accompanist will be provided. Singing auditions will be on a rolling basis throughout the night in the order of sign in. Students will then be taught a short dance combination – please dress appropriately. Callbacks will begin Friday, September 15 at 8:30pm – not all students who are cast will be called back, this is simply an opportunity for the creative staff to see more. Please note that doors will not open until 6:30pm nightly.

All rehearsals and performances will be at the Cohoes Music Hall, 58 Remsen St, Cohoes, NY.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever performs December 14-17, 2017
Little Shop of Horrors performs April 5-8 & 12-15, 2018.

Rehearsal schedule will be announced before auditions. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever will begin rehearsals in October 2017 and Little Shop of Horrors will begin rehearsals in January 2018.


The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world – so when they crash Sunday school and demand parts in the Christmas pageant, the whole town panics. There’s not supposed to be biting or cigar-smoking in Bethlehem, and while these kids have never even heard the Christmas story, they definitely have rewrites! Soon everyone from the terrified pint-sized shepherds to the furious church ladies are calling for reluctant director Grace Bradley to cancel the whole thing. It’s up to Bradley and the Reverend to help their community see the Christmas story and the Herdman kids through new eyes in this buoyant musical adaptation of the funny and touching holiday classic. Silent night? Not a chance. But sometimes a little joyful noise is just right for Christmas.


A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world. The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!

AshleySimone Kirchner
Associate Artistic Director
Park Playhouse Inc.
19 Clinton Ave, Albany, NY 12207
(518) 465-3335 x 113

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