Past Shows

2008-2009 Season Shows

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever - December 2008

by Barbara Robinson

Directed by John Sinclair

Showdates: December 5, 6, 7 & 12, 13, 14 – 2008

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 theatre across the United States! Features plenty of great roles for children and adults, a few favorite Christmas Carols, and a lot of laughs!


Father – Jonathan Fridg
Mother – Bethany Geiger
Beth Bradley – Hannah Edgar
Charlie Bradley – Juliano Donatelli
Ronnie Herdman – Linda Kanyarusoke
Imogene Herdman – Felecia Rowley
Loraine Herdman – Amy McKenzie
Claudine Herdman – Fiona Murphy
Ollie Herdman – Maria Deem
Gladys Herdman – Rain Johns
Alice Wendleken – Carlee Benhart
Mrs. Armstrong – Mary Kuehn
Mrs. Slocum – Ginny Dohner
Mrs. Clark – Lisa Phillips
Mrs. McCarthy – Whitney Rusiewicz
Maxine – Michaela Shaw
Elly Hopkins – Vrendi Soni
Hobie – John Dohner
Diane – Grace Williams
Beverly – Macey Phillips
Fireman – Mike Deabenderfer
Shirley – Jordan Earnman
Juanita – Carrie Smith
Doris – Macey Phillips
Reverend Hopkins – Jason Frederick

Angels – Hannah Edgar, Carrie Smith, Macey Phillips, Grace Williams, Jordan Earnman, Nathan Kerchensky, Aiden Rizzo, Annie Rizzo, Carlee Benhart

Shepherds – Juliano Donatelli, Amy Colella, John Dohner, Emily Colella, Vrendi Soni

Production Staff

Assistant to the Director – June Sinclair
Lights – Ray Cupples
Stage Manager – Jonathan Fridg
Musical Directors – Nevin & Pauls Saylor
Costumes – Katrina Kayden
Tickets – Mrs. Williams
Posters – Jim Chapman
Backstage Crew – Jean Rickard, Lisa Phillips, Whitney Rusiewicz, Michael Deabenderfer, John Dohner

Special Thanks

Bob & Danni Mencer
The Indiana Gazette
The Blairsville Dispatch
The Murphy family
Rob Stoerkel
All parents, grandparents, and friends, who acted as chauffeurs, costume designers, and who endured hours of rehearsals.