WCCT presents ‘Best Pageant Ever’

WEBSTER CITY – Webster City Community Theatre will present the holiday favorite “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with matinees at 2 p.m. today and Dec. 15.

The theater is at 1001 Willson Ave., Webster City. Tickets are $5 for students through high school and $10 for adults.

All seats are reserved.

The horrible Herdsmans are the meanest kids around. They lie, steal, cuss, and smoke cigars – even the girls. The last place anyone expected to see them is in church. So when the Herdsmans storm Sunday school and take over the annual Christmas pageant, everyone braces for the worst.

But no one is prepared for what really happens when the rottenest kids in the world take over the greatest story ever told. It’s a pageant full of surprises for everyone – including the Herdsmans themselves.

The story, written by Barbara Robinson, has previously been performed by WCCT in 1995, 1998 and 2006.

The play is directed by Al Yungclas, with assistant director Donna Foster and producer Karin Yungclas.

Playing the Bradleys are: Ray Hutchinson as Bob, Charity Hayes as Grace, Katie Greenfield as Beth, and Daniel Blankenship as Charlie.

The Herdmans: Mikey Paisley as Ralph, Kaitlyn Wagner as Imogene, Aaron Halbach as Leroy, Dylan McCoskey as Claude, Ryley Jergens as Ollie, and Delaney Kopriva as Gladys.

Beth’s friends are Nicole Boyd as Alice and Emma Bailey as Maxine.

The church ladies are Tammy Rattenborg as Mrs. Armstrong, Michaela Dora as Mrs. Slocum, Cathy Oswald as Mrs. Clark and Tammy Greenfield as Mrs. Clausing.

Jeff Pingel portrays the Rev. Hopkins; his son, Elmer, is played by Noah O’Connell.

Elmer’s friends are Sam Halbach as Hobie and Jesslyn as Jessie.

Kyra Wanger, Jenessa Cherry, Sierra Rattenborg, and Sarah Lindstom are shepherds wearing their father’s bathrobes.

Lauren Leman accompanies the angel choir consisting of Maren Borer, Gianna Borer, Elycia Obrecht, Madison Pingel, and Kaitlyn Seeley.

The baby angels – Olivia Gallentine, Addison Hayes, Marissa Lindstrom, Emerson Paukert and Sydney Oswald- are rescued by firemen Pat Powers and Paul Wagner.