Nov 21st - Nov 24thThursday - Saturday 7:30 pm; Sunday 2:30 pm Birmingham
Beth Bradley’s church’s Christmas pageant is predictable every year: the angel choir wears too much lipstick, the shepherds are all in their father’s bathrobes, and the minister’s son is permanently cast in the role of Joseph. But when pageant director Mrs. Armstrong breaks her leg, it is up to Beth’s inexperienced mother Grace to step in. Enter the rambunctious Herdman children, a rough and tumble group of siblings from the wrong side of the tracks, lured by the promise of free dessert at Sunday school, and determined to win all the lead roles for themselves. The Ladies’ Aid Society members are beside themselves. But Beth and her community watch in surprise as the same old Christmas story is rejuvenated by the creativity, energy, and unexpected sincerity of a misunderstood young family.