The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

By Barbara Robinson

Directed by Ann Holmes

“The Herdmans were the worst kids in the whole history of the world.”

So begins one of the most popular Christmas stories ever written – the tale of a typical church Christmas pageant turned on its ear. When the veteran pageant director breaks her leg, volunteer Grace Bradley finds herself directing the show. The Herdman children show up to audition after they hear that all the kids in the pageant get candy at rehearsal, and Grace is forced to cast them in leading roles. Chaos ensues as the Herdmans hear the Christmas story for the very first time, and the resolution that follows is at once hilarious, heartwarming and inspirational. The pageant that should be doomed to failure becomes, indeed, the best Christmas pageant ever.

Produced by First Wing Family Theatre at St. Paul's Liberty Lutheran Church, 3494 Oak Park Rd., Deerfield, WI

Performances: November 20-22, 2015

Performance Times:
November 20-21, 7:00 p.m., Nov. 22, 2:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $10 Adults $5 Seniors/Children under 12

Call 608-764-5267 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Auditions for both adult and youth roles will be held at St. Paul's Liberty Ed Center on Friday, September 18, 3:00 - 8:00 and Saturday, September 19, 12:00 - 3:00. Actors should prepare a one minute recitation/monologue, and be prepared to read from the script.