Best Christmas Pageant Ever, The JV
Also available: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical
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 or cigar-smoking 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 fire the Herdmans. 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 buoyant 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.
11 F, 8 M (19-50 possible)
Digital Performance Tracks or Piano only.
THE HERDMAN KIDS
RALPH - 13
The oldest and coolest. He's the enforcer.
IMOGENE - 12
(pronounced im-uh-jeen. Im sounds like him) Leader of the Herdmans. She's loud, bossy, and crafty.
LEROY - 11
Ralph's backup. Very confident in the muscle department.
CLAUDE - 10
Scrappy and smart.
OLLIE - 9
A bit of a naïve urchin who follows the older boys' leads.
GLADYS - 8
Little, but fierce. Nothing scares Gladys.
GRACE - 35-40ish
Sweet, good-humored, slightly frazzled Mom.
BOB - 35-40ish
Easygoing Dad, wry sense of humor.
CHARLIE - 10
Typical kid brother, says what he thinks.
BETH - 11
Charlie's older and wiser sister. She's honest and kind.
HELEN ARMSTRONG - 40-50ish
Organized steamroller. She's always in charge.
REVEREND HOPKINS - 40-50ish
Occasionally befuddled, always well-meaning.
LUANNE - 35-40ish
Sassy, tells it like it is.
BETTY - 30-40ish
Sweet southerner, calls everyone "honey."
CONNIE - 30-40ish
Direct, no-nonsense type.
ALICE WENDLEKEN - 11
Know-it-all. She thinks she's perfect.
ELMER HOPKINS - 10
Preacher's kid, which means he needs to behave and be nice.
TEDDY SHOEMAKER - 9
Wimpy kid with glasses, asks too many questions.
IVY REED: - 11
Beth's earnest friend who is sometimes a goody-goody.
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