The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

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Main Street Baptist Church
126 North Main Street
Kernersville, NC 27284

Book by Barbara Robinson

Our cast:

Bob Bradley – Danny Scruggs
Grace Bradley – Lisa Cooper
Beth Bradley – Tori Seals
Charlie Bradley – Caleb Doyon
Ralph Herdman – Ian Buff
Imogene Herdman – Rebekah Wright
Claude Herdman – Christopher Clark
Ollie Herdman – Daniel Greene
Gladys Herdman – Abby Warren
Alice Wendleken – Sarah Ghent
Mrs. Armstrong – Leslie Linthicum
Mrs. Slocum – Amanda LaBella
Mrs. Clark – Lisa Wolf
Mrs. Clausing – Stacy McAnulty
Mrs. McCarthy – Kathy Wright
Maxine – Stephanie Scruggs
Elmer Hopkins – Stephen Rossi
Lisa – Lydia Fink
Beverly – Emma LaBella
Shirley – Emerie Scales
Juanita – Mikaley Lane
Alexis – Hailey Lewis
Doris – Addie Stamper
Reverend Hopkins – Jim Lehman
Firemen – Ken Colditz, Jim Lehman
Ensemble – Kate Halstead, Cora McAnulty, Abigail Mosley, Grace Mosley

Dates:

December 3 – December 12, 2010

About the show:

In this humorous Christmas tale, when the long-running director of the church Christmas pageant is injured, the couple who suddenly must replace her are 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. But you’ll also find the ultimate outcome touching and sweet.

About our director:

MikeGilbert3Mike Gilbert holds a Bachelor of Arts in Drama (Directing Concentration) from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Work with UNCG Theatre has included workshop productions such as William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, and the world premiere of Chess. Additionally, he has directed stage readings with the UNCG Playworks Festival, performed at Triad Stage, an award-winning regional theatre. He had also taught classes on acting and improvisation with the City Arts Drama Center. Mike worked as Artistic Director of Crosslove Theatre, Greensboro’s original Christian theatre company, from 2004 to 2009. Founding the company, Mike has directed 11 CLT productions including: the “monster” hit The Monarch Possession, Joh, His Story, the critically acclaimed production of A Christmas Story, the world premiere of The Return Trilogy, and The Magician’s Nephew. In the Piedmont Triad, he has worked with the City Arts Drama Center (King Midas and Evening of Short Plays) and Kernersville Little Theatre (The Queen of Bingo).

In 2010, Mike was selected to join a group of 100 “active” participants with the Stage Directors & Choreographers Foundation’s Observership Program.

With The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Mike plans to bring his unique style to this classic holiday comedy.