The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
December 20-23 and 27-29th
IN REHEARSAL: For the Holidays the Crested Butte Mountain Theatre presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson and directed by Jamie Stambaugh. Everyone agreed that the six Herdman kids were the worst kids in the world. They lied, they stole, they hit little kids, they talked dirty, and even the girls smoked cigars. Sunday School was a safe haven for the other children because the Herdmans never went there. But when the Herdmans show up one Sunday looking for chocolate cake, they hear about the Christmas pageant and decide they want to take part. To the dismay of everyone involved, the Herdmans land the main parts in the play. Although everyone expects a disaster, the Herdmans bring a fresh interpretation to the Christmas story, a story they had never heard before.
Mark your calendars for a hilarious and heart-warming Holiday show for the whole family. Advance tickets on sale NOW.
Cast List Director's Notes
Father (Bob Bradley)/fireman ---- David Beigel
Mother (Grace Bradley) –- Lori Duncan
Beth Bradley --- Leah Wrisley
Charlie Bradley –- Nikolas Beukelman
Ralph Herdman --- Remy Zanotto
Imogene Herdman – Anna Fenerty
Leroy Herdman –-- Toby Martineau
Claude Herdman –- Charlotte Chandler
Ollie Herdman --- Annie Duryea
Gladys Herdman --- Danielle Gillman
Alice Wendleken –- Avery Pulley
Mrs. Armstrong --- Heather Holly
Mrs. Slocum/Mrs. Clark/Nurse – Sienna Brooks
Mrs. McCarthy/Mrs. Clausing/
Reverend Hopkins –- Heather Toth
Maxine ---- Abbey Sandgren
Elmer Hopkins/Fireman --- Barron Farnell
Hobie --- Jasper Brody
David –-- Marion Frame
Beverly/Doris –-– Ellie Duryea
Shirley/Juanita --- Nola Hadley
Shepherd --- Liam Hadley
Light/Sound ---- Deborah Gillman
Set Construction --- David Beigel, Mike Pool
Backstage Crew ----Suzanne Hadley, Wendy & Jerry Beukelman
I could never have imagined being able to jump back into the Crested Butte theatre scene so soon after my family's return from South America this fall, but after reading this script I couldn't say “Yes!” fast enough to Harry's proposal that I direct. I love it when a story we feel like we've heard a thousand times, is told in an new way. I love it when people surprise us with a goodness we almost missed. I love the work of creating a story and getting to laugh my way through the process. Thanks to this cast doing this story, I got to have each of those experiences at every rehearsal and now turn the final product over to you. Whether you are catching our play before or after Christmas Day, thank you for coming, and I wish you and yours a holiday season full of new stories, happy surprises, and cheerful memory making.
Special THANKS to Mike Duncan, Suzanne Hadley, Wendy Beukelman for all their help with studying lines, making set pieces, and finding costumes. Thank You!