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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

December 2 – 18, 2016
By Barbara Robinson
Directed by Lana Jensen


The beloved Young Adult book of the same name comes to life in this hilarious Christmas classic. A couple struggles to put on a church Christmas pageant but they are faced with casting the Herdman kids – probably the most inventively awful kids in history. The Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on for nonstop laughs.



The Cast


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Father (Bob Bradley): Brian King
Mother (Grace Bradley): Heather Tinker
Beth Bradley: Julia Masterson
Charlie Bradley: Brock Olsen
Ralph Herdman: Crew Shafer
Imogene Herdman: Lucy McClung
Leroy Herdman: Andrew McClung
Claude Herdman: Ace Stone
Ollie Herdman: Nathan McClung
Gladys Herdman: Josie McClung
Alice Wendleken: Madeline King
Reverand Hopkins: Chuck Chambers
Mrs. Armstrong: Mina Foster
Mrs. Slocum: Caroline Wise
Mrs. Clark: Stephanie Kassen
Mrs. Clausing: Claire McClung
Mrs. McCarthy: Jenn Ward
Maxine: Layne White
Elmer Hopkins: Nate Lundgren
Hobie: Andrew Guyer
David: Thomas Hardy
Beverly: Elliana Moore
Shirley: Aliyah Hart
Juanita: Madeline Ampleman
Doris: Megan King
Janet: Ava Masterson
Roberta: Meredith Kiesling


Lindsay Lovejoy
Claire McClung
Ella McClung
Chuck Chambers
Ken Kasten


Production Team
Director: Lana Jensen
Stage Manager: Michael James
Set Design and Construction: Harold Eastman
Costumes: Lana Jensen
Props: Mandy Stone
Carolers Vocal Director: Kevin Bogan
Lighting Design and Light Board Operator: Camille Lerch