The Saline Area Players debuted the production of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" at Stone Arch Arts and Events Thursday.
Directed by Kara Williams and Elizabeth Champion, is based on the book of the same name. It tells the story of the Herdmans, "the worst kids in the history of the world." No one is prepared when this outlaw family invades church one Sunday and decides to take over the annual Christmas pageant. Directing the pageant this year is Mrs. Bradley with reluctant help from her husband and two children, Beth and Charlie. None of the Herdmans has ever heard the Christmas story before. Everyone thinks the pageant will turn out to be a disaster, but they are pleasantly surprised.
Tickets are $5 or $25 for an immediate family.
The box office opens 30 minutes before showtime.
Show time is 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30. or 1 and 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 and Dec. 2.
Stone Arch is located at 117 S. Ann Arbor St., one block south of the four corners.
Here is the cast:
Father (Bob Bradley) - Fred Lupton
Mother (Grace Bradley) - Kimberly Patterson
Beth Bradley - Adelaide Gregor
Charlie Bradley - Logan Sole
Ralph Herdman - Avi Kumar
Imogene Herdman - Kate Conley
Leroy Herdman - Joe Singh
Claude Herdman - Maggie McCormick
Ollie Herdman) - Olivia Harrison
Gladys Herdman - Skyla Widmayer
Alice Wendleken - Maggie Lupton
Mrs. Armstrong - Liesel Muzzi
Mrs. Slocum - Nancy Klein
Mrs. Clark - Madeline Gregor
Mrs. Clausing - Arianna Gregor
Mrs. McCarthy - Heather Singh
Reverend Hopkins - Laura Corcoran
Elmer Hopkins - Stephen Muzzi
Maxine - Samika Whitelocke
Beverly - Mackenna Kofahl
Hobie - Drew Eccleston
David - Daniel Muzzi
Doris - Miranda Patterson
Shirley - Maurita Gregor
Juanita - Keira Corcoran
Shepherds - John Paul Gregor & TJ Friedholm
Angels - Benedict Gregor, Gabriella Patterson & Ally Friedholm