The worst kids in the world take the stage and the whole town's out to see them fail. Will Christmas be ruined? Find out in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, which Stage One and Hardin County Playhouse will present separately beginning this weekend.
The Best Christmas Pageant ever is a show geared towards those eight years of age and up. Public performances from Stage One are to happen on Dec. 7, 14, and 21 at 2 and 5 p.m. each day. All shows will take place in the Bomhard Theater at Kentucky Center for the Arts, located at 501 W Main Street in downtown Louisville.
Tickets for each show are $19.75 per person. All tickets can be purchased at the Kentucky Center box office, the Kentucky Center website, or by calling the box office at 1-800-775-7777.
Meanwhile, Hardin County Playhouse will have the show on Dec. 6, 7, 12, 13, and 14 at 7 p.m. each night. Matinees are to happen on Dec. 8 and 15 at 3 p.m. each day. All performances will go on at the Plum Alley Theater, located in the State Theater complex at 209 West Dixie Ave. in Elizabethtown, KY.
Tickets for the Hardin County Playhouse shows are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors 55 and over, $15 for students, and $15 for military members and families. All tickets can be purchased at the door or reserved by calling 270-351-0577.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever could be appropriately named, or not. That depends on how the Herdmans, the worst kids in the world, want to portray the Christmas show. The entire town has come to the show, expecting to see a disaster. It's understandable, since the Herdmans lie, cheat, steal, and even bullied their way into roles in the show.
However, this is Christmas, and the Christmas spirit has been known to touch people in unexpected ways. It may just be enough to change even the Herdmans.
Following The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Stage One Family Theatre will present The Glorious Adventures of the Mighty Robin Hood. That production will take place in February. Meanwhile, Hardin County Playhouse will present The Santaland Diaries, which opens Dec. 13.
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