THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER Comes to Manatee Performing Arts, Now thru 12/22

THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER Comes to Manatee Performing Arts, Now thru 12/22

The family comedy THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER comes to the Bradenton Kiwanis Theater tonight, December 5 and plays through December 22. Originally a TV movie starring Loretta Swit, this show is a perennial hit around the country.

This production was directed by Kelly Wynn Woodland and features the ensemble talents of Alexander Catalano, Amy Schmeichel, Audrey Lipton, Jonathan Tyler, Jakob Silver, Patty McGuire, Micah Tyler, Tiffany Thomas, Maddie Cashen, Grace Gustafsen, Anne Bean, Lauren McCuffie, Ahesha Catalano, Eliza Espy, Jennifer Eddy, Harper Lewis, Maggie Bean, Anika Pisz, Olivia Garland, Laura Schmeichel, Lacey Richards, Emma Schmeichel, Riley Silva and Jacqueline Galvano.

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids--probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't believe the mayhem - and the fun - when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!

Performances are Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $26 including facility fee for adults, $15 including facility fee for teachers and $13 including facility fee for students. Tickets may be reserved by calling 941-748-5875 Monday - Friday from 9-5 and one hour before curtain on performance days or on the Manatee Players' website: All performances are in the Bradenton Kiwanis Studio Theater at the Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 3rd Avenue West in downtown Bradenton.

The Manatee Players is an award-winning non-profit community theater located in downtown Bradenton, Florida. Our Mission is to represent, enrich and stimulate people through the art of Live Theatre by providing entertainment, education and an artistic outlet. The Manatee Players and its performance venue serve as a significant cultural, educational and economic resource for the Florida Gulf region.

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