The Academy of Children’s Theatre is a staging a production of the classic story, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” December 6, 7, 13, 14 at 7 p.m. at the ACT Theatre, 213 Wellsian Way in Richland. Matinee performances at 2 p.m. will be offered on Saturday, December 7 and 14.
Tickets are now available on line at this website, by calling 509-943-6027, or by visiting the ACT office. Ticket prices are $13 for adults, $10 for seniors (65+) and youth (13-18), and $7 for children under age 13.
The ACT production features a cast of 30+, ages 7-50+, with several parents in the show with their children. Directed by Janice McIntyre and produced by Wendy Veysey, the engaging comedy with a holiday message runs 1 ½ hours. Appealing to all ages, attending the show is recommended as a fun holiday activity for the whole family.
The play is based on the classic American story by Barbara Robinson and is considered one of the best Christmas stories ever, certainly one of the funniest. It is the story of the six Herdman kids who everyone in their town believed were the worst kids around. Then they attend a church Sunday School for a piece of cake, hear about the Christmas pageant, and decide they want to take part. To the dismay of everyone involved, the Herdmans land the main parts in theplay. Although everyone expects a disaster, the Herdmans bring a fresh interpretation to the Christmas story. It is a hilarious and heartwarming story.