PM&L Theatre presents 'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever'

  • The Herdman Family -- Chase Muir, left, Bella Muir, Emily Malcolm, Max Kennedy, Elliott Joung and Jackson Honaker -- in the PM&L Theatre production of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever."

    The Herdman Family -- Chase Muir, left, Bella Muir, Emily Malcolm, Max Kennedy, Elliott Joung and Jackson Honaker -- in the PM&L Theatre production of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever." Courtesy of Iva Trocke

 
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Posted12/13/2019 6:00 AM

PM&L Theatre has announced its upcoming seasonal holiday production of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" by Barbara Robinson, which will run Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 21.

The Bradley Family, from left, Jonathan Moormann, Adam Miskie, Kimberly Barnes and Adelynn Lenz, discusses the upcoming Christmas pageant in the PM&L Theatre production of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever."
The Bradley Family, from left, Jonathan Moormann, Adam Miskie, Kimberly Barnes and Adelynn Lenz, discusses the upcoming Christmas pageant in the PM&L Theatre production of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever." - Courtesy of Iva Trocke

In this humorous Christmas classic, a couple (played by Kimberly Barnes of Antioch and Adam Miskie of Delavan, Wisconsin) struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids, probably the most inventively awful kids in history.

Mayhem and fun result when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on.

In "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," presented by PM&L Theatre in Antioch, Grace Bradley, played by Kimberly Barnes gets the news that she'll be the director of the titular pageant.
In "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," presented by PM&L Theatre in Antioch, Grace Bradley, played by Kimberly Barnes gets the news that she'll be the director of the titular pageant. - Courtesy of Iva Trocke

Directed by Adam Armstrong, this comedy is adapted from the best-selling young adult book by Barbara Robinson, and has become a holiday staple for groups across the United States. It features plenty of great roles for children and adults, a few favorite Christmas carols and lots of laughs.

Performances of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" will be at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, Dec. 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21; and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 14, 15, 21 and 22. Tickets are available through the box office and online at pmltheatre.com.

Emily Malcolm as Gladys Herdman in the PM&L Theatre production of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever."
Emily Malcolm as Gladys Herdman in the PM&L Theatre production of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever." - Courtesy of Connie Wurster

The box office is open from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays; and 1½ hours before curtain on show dates. To reserve tickets, call (847) 395-3055.

PM&L Theatre, 877 N. Main St., Antioch, is a nonprofit, community-based volunteer organization. For tickets and more information about their season, call (847) 395-3055 or visit www.pmltheatre.com. PM&L Theatre is also on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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