The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, 2016

December 2-18, 2016
Fri & Sat evenings at 7:30 pm
Sun matinees at 3:00 pm

by Jahnna Beecham & Malcom Hillgartner
Adapted from the book by Barbara Robinson

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 cancel the whole thing. It’s up to Bradley 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.

This production is sponsored by:

Dead River Co.






Director: Sharon Paquette
Assistant Director: Vicki Etchings
Music Director: John Waldie
Scenic/Lighting/Sound Designer: Tom Lott
Costume Designer: Emma Ford

Technical Director: Tom Lott
Stage Manager: Heather Michelle

Reverend Hopkins – Robert Wetherell
Grace Bradley – Olivia Opal
Bob Bradley – Tom Lott

The Church Ladies:
Helen Armstrong – Jacki Scott
Luanne – Diane Nickerson
Betty – Vicki Etchings
Connie – Sharleigh Thomson

The Good Kids:
Ivy – Brianna Caston
Teddi – Ruby DeRosa
Alice – Kaitlyn Peck
Charlie Bradley – Sam Jacobs
Beth Bradley – Giovana Spiotti
Elmer Hopkins – Maximilian Kent

The Herdmans:
Imogene – Hanna Olivier
Ralph – Wyatt Safford
Claude – Noah Daigle
Gladys – Adaline McKenzie-Proulx
Leroy – Gineva McKenzie-Proulx
Ollie – Gavin Thibeault

Simon Lamadriz
Vinnie Spiotti

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Community Food Drive:
Jean’s Playhouse is partnering with Dead River Company and the Lincoln-Woodstock Community Center to collect food items for our community! Take $1 off per ticket to The Best Christmas Pageant Ever per donated item of non-perishable food, up to $5! Collections taking place now through December 1.

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