November 23 - December 26

at the Todd Wehr Theater at the Marcus Center 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+


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 (

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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.

Family All-Access Pass Memberships and Single Tickets to our 2020/21 Virtual Performance Series go on sale September 1, 2020. Learn more.

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