The Adobe Theater to Present 'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever' December 6-22
As the Christmas holidays approach, local theaters are gearing up to present the classic seasonal plays and musicals: Miracle on 34th St., White Christmas, and of course A Christmas Carol, A Christmas Story, etc., etc. But if you've seen enough of these (or the Grinch, or The Gift of the Magi) you may want to attend the ADOBE Theater in December for "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," for something different.
First staged in 1982 and adapted as a TV movie in 1983, this delightful story by Barbara Robinson tells of the chaos and redemption when the six naughty Herdman kids are cast in an annual church pageant. Warren Asa Wilgus (the hilarious substitute Othello in The ADOBE's recent Lend Me a Tenor) and his wife Courtney are directing a modern take on this popular story. The Wilgus' are "very excited to bring this production about Christmas, family, and community to the historic ADOBE Theater. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is thoroughly unpredictable, hilarious, and yet deeply touching in its innocence."
The play, which features a cast of 25 including many children, is filled with good hearted humor and is suitable for all ages. Enjoy it in the intimate setting of the ADOBE Theater, but be sure to make your reservations early as this show is sure to sell out. To better accommodate families, there will be extra matinee performances on Saturdays.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson opens at the ADOBE Theater on December 6 and runs through December 22, with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM, and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 PM. Tickets are only $15 for adults, $13 for students and seniors: children's tickets are only $10 for each of the matinees. Reservations: 898-9222 (weekdays) or www.adobetheater.org (anytime).