November 23 - December 26

at the Todd Wehr Theater Directions

The horrible Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world. The entire town panics when these rowdy six siblings are cast in the church’s annual Christmas pageant.  It's up to good-hearted Mrs. Bradley to help the Herdmans – and the rest of the town – discover the true meaning of Christmas before it's too late. Silent night? Not a chance, but sometimes a little joyful noise is just right for Christmas. 

Performance runtime is approximately 90 minutes, including intermission. Suggested for families with young people ages 4 – 14+

THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER: THE MUSICAL

Book and Lyrics by Jahnna Beecham
Music and Lyrics by Malcolm Hillgartner
Based on the Play by Barbara Robinson
Presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing (www.broadwaylicensing.com)
 

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Grandparent Holiday Brunch

Sunday, December 16, 11am - 12:30pm

Gather the grandparents, parents and children to enjoy a festive holiday brunch before our 1pm performance. Make your reservation.

Tech Talks

Sunday, December 16 & December 23, following the 3:30pm performance

Following select performances, learn more about the behind-the-scenes magic at this extended talkback with our creative team.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever through the years

View our exhibit highlighting the First Stage's history of this holiday production. This exhibit is also on display at the Todd Wehr Theater.

Sunday, December 16

Sunday, December 16 - 1:00 PM Todd Wehr Theater Holly Cast
Sunday, December 16 - 3:30 PM Todd Wehr Theater Holly Cast
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Thursday, December 20

Thursday, December 20 - 7:00 PM Todd Wehr Theater Jolly Cast

Friday, December 21

Friday, December 21 - 7:00 PM Todd Wehr Theater Holly Cast

Saturday, December 22

Saturday, December 22 - 1:00 PM Todd Wehr Theater Holly Cast
Saturday, December 22 - 3:30 PM Todd Wehr Theater Holly Cast
Saturday, December 22 - 7:00 PM Todd Wehr Theater Jolly Cast

Sunday, December 23

Sunday, December 23 - 1:00 PM Todd Wehr Theater Jolly Cast
Sunday, December 23 - 3:30 PM Todd Wehr Theater Jolly Cast

Monday, December 24

Monday, December 24 - 1:00 PM Todd Wehr Theater Holly Cast

Wednesday, December 26

Wednesday, December 26 - 1:00 PM Todd Wehr Theater Holly Cast
Wednesday, December 26 - 3:30 PM Todd Wehr Theater Holly Cast
Wednesday, December 26 - 7:00 PM Todd Wehr Theater Jolly Cast

Holly Cast

Miranda Cecsarini, Amalia Cecsarini, John Daniels IV, Isabella Hansen, Sanaa Harper, Zoah Hirano, Liam Jeninga, Layton Lal, Sydney McElroy, Abram Nelson, Benjamin Nowacek, Zachary Nowacek, Edward Owczarski, Shawn Parish, Sophia Ruddock, Adelaide Schaetzke, Ryann Schulz, Lina Singh, Ailie Snyder, Marguerite Van Slyke, Iker Velasco

Jolly Cast

Reece Davis, Henry Dizard, Pietja Dusek, Eloise Field, Thatcher Jacobs, Zaria Johnson, Oliver Kelley, Maura Kuhnen-Grooms, Stella Metcalfe, Lily Miller, Deyki Miller, Harper Navin, Nala Patel, Augie Poppert, Magdalyn Rowley-Lange, Derrick Sanders, Brayden Schroeder, Quinn Sison, Silvia Stoeger, Arlo Sturrock, Abby Szolyga, Olivia Vitrano

The cast of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical includes adult actors: Bree Beelow*, Cynthia Cobb*, Jonathan Gillard Daly*, Lachrisa Grandberry*, Laura Gordon*, Karen Estrada, Chase Stoeger

*Member of Actor's Equity Association

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