Opening this Friday night, December 7, at 6 p.m., the Valley Players presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever! Bring the whole family to see what happens when the Herdman children, Ralph (Noah Carr), Imogene (Ella Pitonyak), Leroy (Kadence Halavonich), Claude (Olivia Reiskin), Ollie (Liam Carr) and Gladys (Molly Bombard), probably the most inventively awful kids in history, are cast in the church’s Christmas pageant.  Mayhem and fun take place when the Herdmans collide with this story head on!

This show runs for two weekends only, December 7 through 9 and 14 through 16. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at the Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Waitsfield. Get tickets by visiting and click on Buy Tickets Now link, via phone at (802) 583-1674 or at the Mad River Chamber of Commerce on Route 100.