The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical
by Jahnna Beecham & Malcom Hillgartner

Productions (25)
  • Musical Comedy
  • 65 - 85 minutes
  • 10 f, 9 m (19-40 actors possible: 10-20 f, 9-20 m)
  • Set: Unit set, with areas that can become the church, school lunchroom, Herdman garage, and Bradley home with the simple addition of a table and chairs.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical
by Jahnna Beecham & Malcom Hillgartner

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Productions (25)
  • Musical Comedy
  • 65 - 85 minutes
  • 10 f, 9 m (19-40 actors possible: 10-20 f, 9-20 m)
  • Set: Unit set, with areas that can become the church, school lunchroom, Herdman garage, and Bradley home with the simple addition of a table and chairs.

The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world--so when they crash Sunday school and demand parts in the Christmas pageant, the whole town panics. There's not supposed to be fighting or cigar-smoking in Bethlehem, and while these kids have never even heard the Christmas story, they definitely have rewrites! Soon everyone from the terrified pint-sized shepherds to the furious church ladies are calling for first-time director Grace to cancel the whole thing. But it's up to her and the Reverend to help their community see the Christmas story and the Herdman kids through new eyes in this buoyant musical adaptation of the funny and touching holiday classic. Silent night? Not a chance. But sometimes a little joyful noise is just right for Christmas.

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Play Details

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Published Reviews

"Turns out that the Robinsons, the playwright (who died in 2013) and her daughters, were pretty prudent themselves in choosing Beecham and Hillgartner. . . . The catastrophic rehearsal scene, causing Rev. Hopkins to cancel the pageant after the Herdman herd has stampeded it, is rockin' pandemonium . . . a very gratifying achievement."

Perry Tanenbaum, Creative Loafing Charlotte

"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical is the PERFECT way to get you into the holiday spirit. It's a musical the entire family can enjoy."

Jenni Strazulla, Charlotte Smarty Pants

"Did Best Christmas Pageant really need to be a musical? Yes."

Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer

Production History

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Production Group
Location
DEC 20, 2017 - DEC 23, 2017
Roanoke Children's Theatre
Roanoke, VA United States
Roanoke Children's Theatre Roanoke, VA United States
DEC 08, 2017 - DEC 30, 2017
The Rose Theater
Omaha, NE United States
The Rose Theater Omaha, NE United States
DEC 08, 2017 - DEC 17, 2017
Bay Area Children's Theatre
Pleaanton, CA United States
Bay Area Children's Theatre Pleaanton, CA United States
DEC 01, 2017 - DEC 10, 2017
Grand Prairie Arts Council
Grand Prairie, TX United States
Grand Prairie Arts Council Grand Prairie, TX United States
DEC 01, 2017 - DEC 03, 2017
Purchase Players
Mayfield, KY United States
Purchase Players Mayfield, KY United States
DEC 01, 2017 - DEC 17, 2017
Keystone Theatrics
Boiling Springs, PA United States
Keystone Theatrics Boiling Springs, PA United States
DEC 01, 2017 - DEC 10, 2017
Opera House Players
Elkader, IA United States
Opera House Players Elkader, IA United States
DEC 01, 2017 - DEC 02, 2017
Hope Elementary School
Hope, IN United States
Hope Elementary School Hope, IN United States
NOV 28, 2017 - DEC 23, 2017
Actors' Playhouse
Coral Gables, FL United States
Actors' Playhouse Coral Gables, FL United States
NOV 24, 2017 - DEC 23, 2017
Children's Theatre of Charlotte
Charlotte, NC United States
Children's Theatre of Charlotte Charlotte, NC United States
NOV 18, 2017 - NOV 19, 2017
Lake Center Christian School
Hartville, OH United States
Lake Center Christian School Hartville, OH United States
JUL 01, 2017 - JUL 31, 2017
Holton Community Theatre
Holton, KS United States
Holton Community Theatre Holton, KS United States
DEC 18, 2016 - DEC 18, 2016
Destiny World Outreach Center
Killeen, TX United States
Destiny World Outreach Center Killeen, TX United States
DEC 09, 2016 - DEC 18, 2016
Southwest Iowa Theatre Group
Shenandoah, IA United States
Southwest Iowa Theatre Group Shenandoah, IA United States
DEC 08, 2016 - DEC 18, 2016
Pittsburgh Playhouse
Pittsburgh, PA United States
Pittsburgh Playhouse Pittsburgh, PA United States
DEC 08, 2016 - DEC 18, 2016
Market House Theatre
Paducah, KY United States
Market House Theatre Paducah, KY United States
DEC 08, 2016 - DEC 08, 2016
St. Amelia School
Tonawanda, NY United States
St. Amelia School Tonawanda, NY United States
DEC 03, 2016 - DEC 04, 2016
Lawson Assembly Of God
Lawson, MO United States
Lawson Assembly Of God Lawson, MO United States
DEC 02, 2016 - DEC 04, 2016
Holly Hill Academy
Holly Hill, SC United States
Holly Hill Academy Holly Hill, SC United States
DEC 02, 2016 - DEC 18, 2016
Jeans Playhouse
Lincoln, NH United States
Jeans Playhouse Lincoln, NH United States
DEC 12, 2015 - DEC 20, 2015
Interlakes Summer Theatre
Center Harbor, NH United States
Interlakes Summer Theatre Center Harbor, NH United States
DEC 11, 2015 - DEC 12, 2015
Dance Unlimited Performing Arts Center/Spotlight Acting Academy
OKC, OK United States
Dance Unlimited Performing Arts Center/Spotlight Acting Academy OKC, OK United States
DEC 04, 2015 - DEC 05, 2015
Theater Plus!
Marshfield, MA United States
Theater Plus! Marshfield, MA United States
JUL 17, 2015 - JUL 17, 2015
Stage Door Manor
Lock Sheldrake, NY United States
Stage Door Manor Lock Sheldrake, NY United States
APR 18, 2015 - APR 18, 2015
The Children's Theatre of Charlotte
Charlotte, NC United States
The Children's Theatre of Charlotte Charlotte, NC United States
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Production Group
Location
DEC 20, 2017 - DEC 23, 2017
Roanoke Children's Theatre
Roanoke, VA United States
Roanoke Children's Theatre Roanoke, VA United States
DEC 08, 2017 - DEC 30, 2017
The Rose Theater
Omaha, NE United States
The Rose Theater Omaha, NE United States
DEC 08, 2017 - DEC 17, 2017
Bay Area Children's Theatre
Pleaanton, CA United States
Bay Area Children's Theatre Pleaanton, CA United States
DEC 01, 2017 - DEC 10, 2017
Grand Prairie Arts Council
Grand Prairie, TX United States
Grand Prairie Arts Council Grand Prairie, TX United States
DEC 01, 2017 - DEC 03, 2017
Purchase Players
Mayfield, KY United States
Purchase Players Mayfield, KY United States
DEC 01, 2017 - DEC 17, 2017
Keystone Theatrics
Boiling Springs, PA United States
Keystone Theatrics Boiling Springs, PA United States
DEC 01, 2017 - DEC 10, 2017
Opera House Players
Elkader, IA United States
Opera House Players Elkader, IA United States
DEC 01, 2017 - DEC 02, 2017
Hope Elementary School
Hope, IN United States
Hope Elementary School Hope, IN United States
NOV 28, 2017 - DEC 23, 2017
Actors' Playhouse
Coral Gables, FL United States
Actors' Playhouse Coral Gables, FL United States
NOV 24, 2017 - DEC 23, 2017
Children's Theatre of Charlotte
Charlotte, NC United States
Children's Theatre of Charlotte Charlotte, NC United States
NOV 18, 2017 - NOV 19, 2017
Lake Center Christian School
Hartville, OH United States
Lake Center Christian School Hartville, OH United States
JUL 01, 2017 - JUL 31, 2017
Holton Community Theatre
Holton, KS United States
Holton Community Theatre Holton, KS United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
DEC 20, 2017 - DEC 23, 2017
Roanoke Children's Theatre
Roanoke, VA United States
Roanoke Children's Theatre Roanoke, VA United States
DEC 08, 2017 - DEC 30, 2017
The Rose Theater
Omaha, NE United States
The Rose Theater Omaha, NE United States
NOV 28, 2017 - DEC 23, 2017
Actors' Playhouse
Coral Gables, FL United States
Actors' Playhouse Coral Gables, FL United States
NOV 24, 2017 - DEC 23, 2017
Children's Theatre of Charlotte
Charlotte, NC United States
Children's Theatre of Charlotte Charlotte, NC United States
DEC 12, 2015 - DEC 20, 2015
Interlakes Summer Theatre
Center Harbor, NH United States
Interlakes Summer Theatre Center Harbor, NH United States
APR 18, 2015 - APR 18, 2015
The Children's Theatre of Charlotte
Charlotte, NC United States
The Children's Theatre of Charlotte Charlotte, NC United States