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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

by Jahnna Beecham & Malcom Hillgartner
Adapted from the play by Barbara Robinson

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (

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 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 Grace and the Reverend to help their community see the Christmas story (and the Herdman kids) through new eyes in this hilarious 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.

  • Run Dates Dec 1-23, 2017
  • Appropriate Ages 5+
  • Duration 2 hours with an intermission
  • Ticket Price Single Tickets on sale August 1, 2017

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Show Program

Cast & Credits


  • Grace Bradley – Sarah Gibson
  • Bob Bradley – Dan Chevalier
  • Helen Armstrong – Theresa Sindelar
  • Reverend Hopkins – Kabin Thomas
  • Luanne Wendleken – Jennifer Gilg
  • Betty Brown – Moira Mangiamelli
  • Conne St. Clair – Marguerite Bennett
  • Youth Pastor – Robby Stone
  • Miss Brandel/Nurse – Ashley Laverty
  • Imogene Herdman – Kaeli Vondra
  • Gladys Herdman – Chase Robinson*
  • Ralph Herdman – Wayne Hudson*
  • Leroy Herdman – Luke Nieland
  • Claude Herdman – Josiah Hydeen*
  • Ollie Herdman – Jonas Caruso*
  • Beth Bradley – Lilly Weak
  • Charlie Bradley – Carson Bishop*
  • Ivy Reed-St. Clair – Chloe Irwin*
  • Elmer Hopkins – Mason Lindsey*
  • Teddy Shoemaker-Brown – Kian Roblin*
  • Alice Wendleken – Annabella Mosher*
  • Ensemble – Hayden Blayney, Briana Nash, Phoenix Nehls*

*Rose students