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Stage Coach Players present: The Best Christmas Pageant

December 6, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - December 9, 2023 @ 9:30 pm

Additional shows Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th at 2:00pm

 

Beth Bradley’s church’s Christmas pageant is predictable every year — the angel choir sings off key, the shepherds are all in their father’s bathrobes, the minister’s son is permanently cast in the role of Joseph. It is 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.

Cast “Ham”

  • Mother/ Grace Bradley – Michelle Tolliver
  • Father/ Bob Bradley – Jason Reed
  • Mrs. Armstrong – Liz Botts
  • Mrs. McCarthy – Adrianna Aumann-Weyenberg
  • Reverend Hopkins – Larry Rapach
  • Beth Bradley – Arabella Marruffo
  • Charlie Bradley – Evan Wiles
  • Alice Wendleken -Tessa Spengler
  • Maxine – Ginny Keating
  • Imogene Herdman – Daphne Wise
  • Ralph Herdman – Elijah Botts
  • Gladys Herdman – Ella Rittemeyer
  • Leroy Herdman – Logan Pollack
  • Claude Herdman – Oscar Boies
  • Ollie Herdman – Sammie Pollack
  • Elmer Hopkins – Drew Tolliver
  • Hobie – Chloe Moeller
  • Davie – Lily Becker
  • Beverly/ Shirley/ Juanita – Lucy Schenider

Cast “Halo”

  • Mother/ Grace Bradley – Michelle Tolliver
  • Father/ Bob Bradley – Jason Reed
  • Mrs. Armstrong – Liz Botts
  • Mrs. McCarthy – Adrianna Aumann-Weyenberg
  • Reverend Hopkins – Larry Rapach
  • Beth Bradley – Lorelei Storey
  • Charlie Bradley – Louie Boies
  • Alice Wendleken – Tatum Crouch
  • Maxine – Shelby Joyner
  • Imogene Herdman – Iris Wiles
  • Ralph Herdman – Alexa Adams
  • Gladys Herdman – Samantha Kudelka
  • Leroy Herdman – Olivia Steger
  • Claude Herdman – John Holler
  • Ollie Herdman – Kairi Burnham
  • Elmer Hopkins – Grayson Campbell
  • Davie – Mila Yates
  • Beverly/ Shirley – Delaney Cook
  • Juanita/ Doris – Iris Reed

Details

Start:
December 6, 2023 @ 7:30 pm
End:
December 9, 2023 @ 9:30 pm
https://stagecoachplayers.com/?page_id=7045

Organizer

Stage Coach Players
Phone:
(815) 758-1940
Email:
info@stagecoachplayers.com
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Venue

Stage Coach Players
126 S. Fifth St.
DeKalb, IL 60115 United States
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Phone:
(815) 758-1940
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