The Herdmans are a family of
rotten children. They lie, steal, swear, fight, light things on fire,
and are the bane of the community. When they get wind of the
annual church Christmas pageant, they bully their way into the main
roles and wreak havoc. But what some folks feared would be the worst
pageant ever turns out to have a special quality that makes everyone rethink the real meaning of the Christmas
We've taken the story and set it in the early '60s, and the songs reflect the pop and country styles of the time. Commissioned by the Children's Theatre of Charlotte, North Carolina, BCPE-TM had its world premiere November 25, 2016, and broke all box office records during its run, making it the best-selling production in the 68-year history of that theatre.