Bainbridge Little Theatre prepares to show “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!”

Published 4:54 pm Wednesday, November 29, 2023

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Bainbridge Little Theatre is proud to present The Best Christmas Pageant Ever! This Christmas classic is written by Barbara Robinson; A Samuel French, Inc. TITL. This show follows the outrageous shenanigans of the Herdman siblings, or “the worst kids in the history of the world.” The siblings take over the annual Christmas pageant in a hilarious yet heartwarming tale involving the Three Wise Men, a ham, scared shepherds, and six rowdy kids. 

Ralph, Imogene, Leroy, Claude, Ollie, and Gladys Herdman are an awful bunch. They set fire to Fred Shoemaker’s toolshed, blackmailed Wanda Pierce to get her charm bracelet, and smacked Alice Wendelken across the head. And that’s just the start! When the Herdmans show up at church for the free snacks and suddenly take over the Christmas pageant, the other kids are shocked. It’s obvious that they’re up to no good. But Christmas magic is all around and the Herdmans, who have never heard the Christmas story before, start to reimagine it in their own way.

“As a teacher, this story holds a special place in my heart.  It introduces a family of misfits who are prejudged and no one believes in them. They take their rag tag antics a little to the extreme, but in the end, everyone learns valuable lessons. This is a story that will have you laughing and crying. The cast worked very hard and came together as a team to create our cute, hilarious rendition of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever ” stated Wes Chapman. There are many who will be taking the stage for the first time alongside some veterans. The stage manager, Krysti Ramer, shared that “It was important to me to give the kids in our community a chance in the spotlight. It’s so sweet to see our veterans now sharing the stage with their own kids. This is what it’s all about; community and family”.  

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This show is family friendly and will run approximately for an hour. Make sure to get your tickets today at or at the door. Kick off the holiday season with a twist on the Christmas Story! Doors will open 30 minutes before the showtime. 

Show Dates & Times:

Thursday November 30 at 7pm

Friday December 1st at 7pm

Saturday December 2nd at 2:30 pm and 7pm

Sunday December 3rd at 2:30 pm

Cast List:

Father (Bob Bradley)- Grayson Flowers

Mother (Grace Bradley)- Sonya Mills

Beth Bradley- Lakyn Dean

Charlie Bradley- Sampson Moye

Ralph Herdman- Jaden McKeller

Imogene Herdman- Maddie Chapman

Leroy Herdman- Matthew Strickland

Claude Herdman- Teague Neyra

Ollie Herdman- Kai Neyra

Gladys Herdman- Elizabeth Hughes

Alice Wendleken- Alyssa Johnson

Mrs. Armstrong- Krystal Apke

Mrs. Slocum- Hannah Lewis

Mrs. Clark- Jem Neyra

Mrs. Clausing- Hannah Salter

Mrs. McCarthy- Jayda Mcconnell

Maxine- Scottie Campbell

Elmer Hopkins- Liam Bramlett

Hobie- Jastin Salter

David- Easton Rogers

Beverly- Kora Ramer

Shirley- Rylee BellFlower

Juanita- Roselyn Stern

Doris- Scarlett Rivera

Reverend Hopkins- Tommy Rogers

Angel Choir-          

Chad Apke

Bristol Battles     

JD Battles

Everett Crager      

Wes Flowers

Errin McKeller

Sage Neyra

Saige Odom

Toby Rivera