Bob Bradley/Fireman - Paul Hartmann II
Grace Bradley - Sarah Heidelberger
Mrs. Armstrong - Shannan Randazzo
Mrs. Slocum - Kathryn Tomoson
Mrs. Clark - Kirsten Widman
Mrs. McCarthy - Katelyn Niemeyer
Reverend Hopkins/Fireman - Scott Giannone
Beth Bradley - Allie Trombley
Charlie Bradley - Tai Auran
Ralph Herdman - Nicholas Zabroski
Imogene Herdman - Parker Zwach
Leroy Herdman - Addison Randazzo
Claude Herdman - Jonah Heidelberger
Ollie Herdman - Noah Bjorndahl
Gladys Herdman - Roxanne Sweetwater
Alice Wendleken - Alexis Loosbrock
Maxine - Avery Sinning
Elmer Hopkins - Max Jost
Hobie - Jayme O'Brien
David - Miles Bryce
Beverly - Malorie Raether
Shirley - Finley Paulsen
Juanita - Linnea Hoven
Doris - Kylee Dummer
Angel and Shepherd Chorus
Director - Joy Wrolson
Stage Manager - Jenny Raether
Set Design - French Goulette
Costumes and Hair - Katelyn Niemeyer
Properties - Carrie Sweetwater
Light Design - Paul Hartmann
Light Tech - Carrie Sweetwater
Sound - Greg Raether
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
December 6-8 and 13-15 at 7:30 p.m.
December 9 and 16 at 2:00 p.m.
Beth Bradley’s church’s Christmas pageant is predictable every year -- the angel choir wears too much lipstick, the shepherds are all in their father’s bathrobes, the minister’s son is permanently cast in the role of Joseph -- hardly “four-star entertainment.” But when seasoned and authoritative pageant director Mrs. Armstrong breaks her leg, it is up to Beth’s inexperienced mother Grace to step in. The timing couldn’t be worse, as the rambunctious Herdman children, a rough and tough group of siblings from the wrong side of the tracks, descend upon the pageant, lured by the promise of free dessert at Sunday school, and determined to win all the lead roles for themselves. The Ladies’ Aid Society members are beside themselves with disapproval, all the shepherds quit because Gladys Herdman “hits too hard”, the show is briefly re-titled “Revenge at Bethlehem”, and the church catches on fire. But Beth and her community watch in surprise as the same old Christmas story is rejuvenated by the creativity, energy, and unexpected sincerity of a misunderstood young family. Mary Robinson’s The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, based on her novel of the same name, is a widely beloved Christmas tale, warm and incredibly funny, full of characters both relatable and utterly unique. The large cast and age range make this show a community favorite, in which a varied, multi-generational group of performers can come together.
Please follow the link above for an audition form. We will be scheduling callbacks for some of the children’s roles soon.
Auditions for adult roles will be held Oct 15: 6:30-9 pm
Rehearsals will begin Oct 28 or Oct 29.