Hey! Unto You A Child Is Born!

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 screaming in Bethlehem, and while these kids have never even heard the Christmas story, they definitely have rewrites! It's up to the good-hearted Bradley family to help the Herdmans – and the rest of the town – discover the true meaning of Christmas before it's too late. Silent night? Not a chance, but sometimes a little joyful noise is just right for Christmas. This delightfully comedic play, adapted from the best-selling young adult book by Barbara Robinson, is a holiday staple sure to bring you plenty of laughs and a good dose of Christmas cheer!

This production will be held indoors on the KingsWay stage under the current CDC and VA health and safety protocols. Read more about our protocols here.

Dates / Times:

  • Saturday, Dec 12th @ 1:00pm
  • Saturday, Dec 12th @ 4:00pm
  • Saturday, Dec 12th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Dec 13th @ 4:00pm
  • Sunday, Dec 13th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Dec 19th @ 1:00pm
  • Saturday, Dec 19th @ 4:00pm
  • Saturday, Dec 19th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Dec 20th @ 4:00pm
  • Sunday, Dec 20th @ 7:00pm
Tickets go on sale Thursday December 3, 2020 at 5:00pm

Ticket Prices:

KingsWay Community Church:

14111 Sovereign Grace Drive, Midlothian, VA 23114

Show Notes:

This production will be held indoors on the KingsWay stage under the current CDC and VA health and safety protocols. Read more about our protocols here.

The cast list will be posted on this page at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 10th.

Callbacks, Rehearsals, Tech Week and Performances
KingsWay Community Church
14111 Sovereign Grace Dr.
Midlothian, VA 23114

Fri, Nov 13 (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.) *Production Fee Due* 
Sat, Nov 14 (9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Mon, Nov 16 (7:00 – 9:00 p.m.)
Fri, Nov 20 (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.) 
Sat, Nov 21 (9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) 

Mon, Nov 23 (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.)
**No Friday rehearsal**
Sat, Nov 28 (9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Mon, Nov 30 (7:00 – 9:00 p.m.)
Fri, Dec 4 (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.) 
Sat, Dec 5 (9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Costume fittings, parent meetings and headshots will be scheduled at a later date under new guidelines. 
Mon, Dec 7 (7:00 - 9:00 p.m.) - RED CAST
Fri, Dec 11 (3:00 - 9:00pm) - RED CAST
Mon, Dec 14 (7:00 - 9:00 p.m.) - GREEN CAST
Fri, Dec 18 (3:00 - 9:00pm) - GREEN CAST
10 Performances
Sat, Dec 12 @ 1:00, 4:00, & 7:00 p.m. (11:00 a.m. call) - RED CAST
Sun, Dec 13 @ 4:00 & 7:00 p.m. (2:00 p.m. call) - RED CAST
Sat, Dec 19 @ 1:00, 4:00 & 7:00 p.m. (11:00 a.m. call) - GREEN CAST
Sun, Dec 20 @ 4:00 & 7:00 p.m.  (2:00 p.m. call) - GREEN CAST


Thank you to all who auditioned for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever! We were so pleased with all of your creativity and awesomeness and had so much fun with the process!
This is a unique show for a unique time, and we are excited for the opportunity to produce our first mainstage play. However, it creates new casting challenges for the artistic team, and with physical distancing requirements in place, we are sadly limited in our ability to put more students onstage. We look forward to the day we can return to larger productions and casts. For those of you who were not offered a role at this time, we will be emailing feedback and encouragement by the end of the week.
For the two casts: Production fees are available to be paid now and scripts will be handed out at the first rehearsal. For our first rehearsal this Friday, November 13, the Red Cast is called from 5-6:45 p.m. and the Green Cast is called from 7:15-9 p.m. An email with more information will be coming your way by tomorrow evening.

We look forward to getting started!

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Artistic Team


Beth Bradley (Red Cast)

  • Grace Lindsay

Beth Bradley (Green Cast)

  • Bethanie Dodd

Mother (Grace Bradley) (Red Cast)

  • Hailey Hightower

Mother (Grace Bradley) (Green Cast)

  • Bella Burke

Father (Bob Bradley) (Red Cast)

  • Hatcher Teague

Father (Bob Bradley) (Green Cast)

  • Matthew Eaton

Charlie Bradley (Red Cast)

  • Micah Thompson

Charlie Bradley (Green Cast)

  • Andrew Smith

Ralph Herdman (Red & Green Casts)

  • John Sheldon

Imogene Herdman (Red Cast)

  • Isabel Pusey

Imogene Herdman (Green Cast)

  • Mia Kennedy

Leroy Herdman (Red Cast)

  • Ryan Bowles

Leroy Herdman (Green Cast)

  • Grant Guice

Claude Herdman (Red Cast)

  • Patrick Durham

Claude Herdman (Green Cast)

  • Javion Spurell

Ollie Herdman (Red Cast)

  • Cj Stone

Ollie Herdman (Green Cast)

  • Jason Osborne

Gladys Herdman (Red Cast)

  • Layla Dwelle

Gladys Herdman (Green Cast)

  • Hayden Jarvis

Alice Wendleken (Red Cast)

  • Tatum Noegel

Alice Wendleken (Green Cast)

  • Gracie Guice

Maxine (Red Cast)

  • Emma Abell

Maxine (Green Cast)

  • Alex Csaky

Mrs. Armstrong/Caroler (Red Cast)

  • Sarah Vranas

Mrs. Armstrong/Caroler (Green Cast)

  • Grace Mitscherlich

Mrs. Slocum/Caroler (Red Cast)

  • Muryenn Fields

Mrs. Slocum/Caroler (Green Cast)

  • Liv Altovilla

Mrs. Clark/Caroler (Red Cast)

  • Meghan Brindley

Mrs. Clark/Caroler (Green Cast)

  • Alyssa Malcolm

Mrs. Clausing/Caroler (Red Cast)

  • Natalie Murchie

Mrs. Clausing/Caroler (Green Cast)

  • Amanda Malcolm

Mrs. McCarthy/Caroler (Red Cast)

  • Camille Murchie

Mrs. McCarthy/Caroler (Green Cast)

  • Grace Eason

Reverend Hopkins/Caroler (Red & Green Casts)

  • Braxton Hare

Elmer Hopkins (Red & Green Casts)

  • Rhys Haskin

Hope (Red Cast)

  • Ashlyn Ferraro

Hope (Green Cast)

  • Aimee Griffiths

Daisy (Red Cast)

  • Lucy Thompson

Daisy (Green Cast)

  • Chloe Blyseth

Beverly (Red Cast)

  • Sophia Hodge

Beverly (Green Cast)

  • Betsie Guice

Shirley (Red Cast)

  • Abigail Perry

Shirley (Green Cast)

  • Emily Long

Juanita (Red Cast)

  • Sage Oprandi

Juanita (Green Cast)

  • Riley Lippard

Doris (Red Cast)

  • Tinsley Noegel

Doris (Green Cast)

  • Wesley Pruitt