Show Summary

Role: Father/Bob Bradley

Playwright: Barbara Robinson

Director: Michael Pocaro

Company: Sunset Playhouse

Performance Dates: December 1 – 23, 2016

Number of Performances: 20

There were two casts of phenomenally talented young actors - Green Cast and Red Cast - who acted for ten performances each. 

Style: Proscenium


The Christmas comedy classic adapted from Barbara Robinson’s best-selling Young Adult book. Grace Bradley is roped into directing the annual church Christmas pageant, which is turned upside down when the Herdman kids – the worst kids in the history of the whole world – barge in and take all of the main roles. Mischief and mayhem ensue ultimately illuminating the true meaning of Christmas.

"Does that mean I have to go?" - Bob

Media Coverage

Show Review – GMToday – December 15, 2016

            Final Line: “I also liked Collie’s performance as Bob Bradley.”

Morning TV Segment – Fox 6 Milwaukee – December 13, 2106

Show Review – Shepard Express – December 12, 2016

Show Review – Brookfield, Elm Grove Now – December 6, 2016

Playbill Biography

Matthew M. Collie (Father/Bob Bradley) Matthew is making his Sunset Playhouse debut. Credits include Lorenzo (THE SWEET NEW), Shag (EQUIVOCATION), THE OIL PROJECT, Anton Schindler (33 VARIATIONS), and Dr. Jason Posner (WIT) with Theater B of Fargo, North Dakota; and Basil Bennett (THE DIVINERS) with Fargo-Moorhead Community Theater. Matthew is a member of the National Forensic Association Hall of Fame.

Production Photo Credits

Production photos were taken by the jolly and responsive George Katsekes Jr. If you enjoy the work please support George.