The Best Christmas Pageant Ever CALL FOR AUDITIONS

In partnership with Arts on the Green and the City of Gaithersburg

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
Directed by David Brown
Nov 29 – Dec 15
Performances: Fri/Sat at 7:30pm; Sat/Sun at 2:00pm
Ticket Prices: $20/$18/$12

Kensington Arts Theatre (KAT) will hold auditions on September 24, 25, and 26th from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Casey Community Center in Gaithersburg, MD.

Multi-cultural and artists of color are encouraged to audition.

KAT is an all-volunteer community theatre and all roles are unpaid.

Run dates: November 29 – December 15, 2019
Performances at The Arts Barn, Gaithersburg, MD

ROLES (All roles will be cast based on cold readings from the script)

Father – Male, 30-40 years old, family man, works hard for his family
Mother – Female, 30-40 years old, maternal, stressed out housewife
Beth Bradley – Female, 9-11 years old, confident
Charlie Bradley – Male, 7-9 years old
Ralph Herdman – Male, 12-13 years old
Imogene Herdman – Female, 11–12 years old, sassy
Leroy Herdman – Male, 10-11 years old
Claude Herdman – Male, 9-10 years old, obnoxious
Ollie Herdman – Male, 8-9 years old, scowls, easily outraged
Gladys Herdman – Female, 7-8 years old, scrappy
Alice Wendleken – Female, 10-12 years old, proper
Mrs. Armstrong – Female, 30 – 60 years old, bossy
Mrs. Slocum – Female, 30-50 years old, chatty, gossiper
Mrs. McCarthy – Female, 30-50 years old, always concerned, fretful
Maxine – Female, 10-12 years old, needs an announcement voice
Elmer Hopkins – Male, 10-12 years old, inquisitive, geeky
David/Hobie – Male, 8-10 years old, nervous
Reverend Hopkins – Male, 40-60 years old, calm demeanor, peaceful

2019-2020 Season Tickets / Shows Have Been Cast!

Kensington Arts Theatre announces its NEW 2019-2020 season!
KAT’s 17th season will bring you a season of Vices! Gambling, Sex, and Murder – Oh MY!

Fall 2019 – Guys and Dolls (Craig Pettinati / Matthew Dohm)
November 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24

Sky Masterson Jordan Clifford
Sarah Brown Justine Summers
Nathan Detroit Jeff Breslow
Miss Adelaide Liz Hester
Benny Southstreet James Downing
Harry the Horse Garrett Zink
Nicely-Nicely Johnson Matt Yinger
Big Jule Stephen Yednock
General Cartwright Patricia Groisser
A. Abernathy Liz Weber
Lt. Brannigan Lou Lehrman
Hot Box Dancer/Martha Sarah Jane Bookter
Hot Box Dancer/Agatha Allison Meyer
Hot Box Dancer Emily Gardner
Hot Box Dancer Kendall Sigman
Joey Biltmore Geraden Ward
Gambler/Calvin Chris O’Day
Angie the Ox Mike Parks

Winter 2020 – No Sex Please, We’re British (Bruce Hirsch)
February 21, 22, 23, 28, 29; March 1, 6, 7, 8 (2020)

Peter Dash Samari
Frances Miranda Klugeshrez
Brian Noah Steurer
Eleanor Jill Vanderweit
Bromhead Dave Gross
Superintendent Paul Ted Culler
Needham Ken Kemp
Susan Alison Starr
Barbara Kelly Dobkins

Spring 2020 – Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None (John Nunemaker)
May 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 (2020)

Rogers David Linn
Mrs. Rogers Meghan Williiams Elkins
Fred Narracott/Anthony Marston Dash Samari
Vera Claythorne Miranda Klugesherz
Philip Lombard Noah Steurer
William Blore Kirk Patton
General Mackenzie Steven Malone
Emily Brent Joanne Bauer
Sir Lawrence Wargrave Ken Kemp
Dr. Armstrong Vince Terlep

The season celebrates our talented actors and production teams as we produce three shows that were originally produced between 1943 and 1971 and performed to Broadway and West End theatregoers over 10,000 times since their debuts.

Season Packages are on sale now! Purchase today and save 40% off individual show prices!

SWEENEY Special Guest

Thanks to Representative Nancy Pelosi for attending Sweeney Todd last night! Here she is with director Craig Pettinati

KAT Voted Best Community Theatre in the DC Metro Area by Readers for 2016!


Thank you to everyone who voted for us in the 2016 MD Theatre Guide readers’ poll. Over 10,000 votes were cast, and we were selected as the Best Community Theatre in the DC Metro Area. We are thrilled and honored to receive this accolade and promise that we will continue to create art that challenges presumptions and evokes questions about the world around us.

View all of the results at MD Theatre Guide’s website.