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The Herdmans were absolutely the worst kids in the history of the world. They lied and stole and

smoked cigars (even the girls) and talked rough and hit little kids and talked back to their teachers.

So it surprised just about everybody when they decided to take part in the town's Christmas Pageant.

The Herdman kids had never heard of the Christmas story, but the way they interpreted it,

you'd think the story of Jesus came right out of the F.B.I. files (They called the Wise Men a bunch of dirty spies).

It was a Christmas pageant to remember. An American classic ... one of the best Christmas stories ever told.

Directed by Toni D’Amico

Performance dates:

  • December 3,4,10 & 11– 7:30 pm

  • December  5 & 12 – 2:00 pm

If additional performances are needed they would be added to the two Saturday dates at 2:00 pm.

Performances are tentatively scheduled to be at the Yulee High School Cafetorium.

Boys roles are below in BOLD. 

Please email

for instructions on a video audition. 

Roles Available


  • Beth Bradley (female, 11-15) – Narrator Beth goes back in time to tell the story of The Worst Christmas Pageant Ever.

  • Charlie Bradley (male, 7-11) – Beth’s Brother, younger than Beth, he is a victim of the Herdmans

  • Alice Wendleken (female, 10-15) – “The Snob” Alice knows everything and when it’s not done right she ventures to let people know either by correcting them or writing it down in her book to report to her mother.

  • Maxine (female, 10-15) – Alice and Beth’s Friend who also narrates the Christmas story in the Pageant.

  • Elmer Hopkins (male, 11-16) – the Reverend's son and more than happy to hand over the role of Joseph to Ralph Herdman. He plays a shepherd in the Pageant. 


  • Imogene (female, 11-16) – Oldest Girl, has a pivotal moment onstage when things about the Christmas story “click” for her and she finally gets it, before that she is loud, mean and bossy and the Herdmans leader, has to cry onstage.

  • Gladys (female, 7-8) – Youngest of the Herdmans, she is small but mighty, and likes to bite, her hero is “The Black Knight”.

  • Ralph (male, 13-16) – Oldest of the Herdmans and a bully of anyone smaller than him. Ragged, touch of adolescent cool.

  • Leroy (male, 10-12) – Steals lunches on the playground at lunch time, sure of himself.

  • Claude (male, 9-10) – tough, combative, wants to punish King Herrod and cause chaos during Pageant rehearsals.

  • Ollie (male, 7-9) – youngest boy, looking for trouble, Claude’s usual partner in crime.

These kids also play roles in the Pageant including the shepherds and Angel Choir. Some may have lines but most do not. Roles include but not limited to:

  • Hobie (male, 7-11) – He plays a shepherd in the Pageant.

  • David (male, 7-11) – He plays a shepherd in the Pageant.

  • Beverly (female, 7-11)

  • Doris (female, 7-10)

  • Baby Angel Shirley (female, 6-7)

  • Baby Angel Juanita (female, 6-7) 

  • Possible Extra Angel Choir members, Baby Angels


Auditions and participation are open to all.


Blue Fire Theatre is a volunteer not for profit 501c3 corporation registered with the State of Florida.