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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever 2015 Last Modified: Sunday, April 03, 2016
Presented on Our Main Stage
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
By Barbara Robinson.
A Live Theater Production of the Classic Comedy.
Directed by Stephen Fryar.
Rating: G


From Samuel French:

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids--probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't believe the mayhem - and the fun - when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!

This delightful comedy is adapted from the best-selling Young Adult book, and has become a holiday staple for groups across the United States! Features plenty of great roles for children and adults, a few favorite Christmas Carols, and a lot of laughs!

"An American classic." - McCall's Magazine

"One of the best Christmas stories ever - and certainly one of the funniest." - The Seattle Times

For more information about The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, click here.

Published by Samuel French.
Merry Christmas, One and All!

Our Director Stephen Fryar

Joshua Drake as Father

Teri Smith as Mother

Grace Clowers as Beth Bradley

Hayden Woods as Charlie Bradley

Jackson Victorian as Ralph Herdman

Madelyn McCutcheon as Imodene Herdman

Role Actor
Father: Joshua Drake
Mother: Teri Smith
Beth Bradley: Grace Clowers
Charlie Bradley: Hayden Woods
Ralph Herdman: Jackson Victorian
Imogene Herdmen: Madelyn McCutcheon
Leroy Herdman: Zachary Brown
Claude Herdman: Cason Parkinson
Ollie Herdman: Jack Anderson
Gladys Herdman: Savannah Ligon
Alice Wendleken: Reagon Boshears
Mrs. Armstrong: Joan Huddleston
Mrs. Slocum: Kelli Hernandez
Mrs. Clark: Ashley Justice
Mrs. Clausing: Donna Taylor
Mrs. McCarthy: Shelby Bars
Maxine: Hope Drake
Elmer Hopkins: Brady Thomas
Hobie: Tyler Swearingen

Isaac Cabibi-Wilkin
Beverly: Drew Dowdy
Shirley: Ava Ellison
Juanita: Lillian Halter
Doris: Addie Brasfield
Reverend Hopkins: Chad Parsons

Tivon Cabibi-Wilkin

Hunter Simmons

Dallas Mitchell
Angel Choir Member: Sidney Bars
Production Staff
Director: Stephen Fryar
Assistant Director: Taylor Oxley
Stage Manager: Robert L. Simpson

Our Crew
Set Design: Tami Pultz
Set Construction: Harvie Arington
Lighting Technician: Abby Fryar
Sound Technician: Taylor Oxley
Props: Cast
Wardrobe: Cast
Publicity: Gene Forsyth
Ann Wilson
Programs: Neil Richarson
Leigh Griffin
Photography: John Lukas

Pocket Community Theatre Staff
Production Committee President:
Keith Scott
Treasurer: Robert L. Simpson
Office: Margaret Forsyth
Graphic Arts: Neil Richardson
Leigh Griffin
Webmaster: John Lukas
Building Maintenance: Harvie Arington
Zachary Brown as Leroy Brown

Cason Parkinson as Claude Herdman

Jack Anderson as Ollie Herdman

Savannah Ligon as Gladys Herdman

Reagan Boshears as Alice Wendleken

Joan Huddleston as Mrs. Armstrong

Peter's Flooring & Paint
Hot Springy Dingy
Sherwin-Williams Hot Springs
Tom Cooper and Alliance Business Machines
Bill Hall Printers
The Pocket Community Theatre Board of Directors
Lindsey Wells and The Hot Springs Sentinel-Record
Cindy Penny and the Hot Springs Village Voice
The Arkansas Democrat Gazette
The Arkansas Times
The Hot Springs Advertising & Promotion Commission
Dick Antoine and KZNG 1340 AM Hot Springs News/Talk Radio
Alice Bates and KVRE 92.9 FM Hot Springs Village Nostalgia Radio
KLAZ 105.9 FM Hot Springs Pop Contempory Hit Radio

Our apologies to anyone whose name was inadvertantly omitted. A special thanks to all of those who have worked so hard to make Pocket Community Theatre the success it is!!
Kelli Hernandez as Mrs. Slocum
Ashley Justice as Mrs. Clark
Donna Taylor as Mrs. Clausing
Shelby Bars as Mrs. McCarthy
Hope Drake as Maxine
Chad Parsons as Reverend Hopkins

Scenes from The Best Christmas Pagent Ever: