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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever:

The Musical

Nov. 24 to Dec, 23, 2017
McColl Family Theatre

Recommended for ages 4 and older


by Jahnna Beecham and Malcolm Hillgartner
Adapted from the play by Barbara Robinson

 Approximate length: 70 minutes

 Sensory-Friendly Performance: Saturday, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m..
 ASL Sign-Interpreted Performance: Saturday, Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. 
Back by popular demand is Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s most-popular show of all time!
 
The Herdmans are ready to wreak havoc! What happens when the “worst kids in the history of the world” find out about free food at Sunday school? Worse yet, what happens when they decide to audition for the annual Christmas pageant? This could be the worst pageant ever… if it even happens! This hilarious and heartfelt musical comedy, adapted from Barbara Robinson’s classic story, will have your family laughing and crying as we celebrate the holidays.
 
A student cast, many of whom come from Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s School of Theatre Training, performs with professional adult actors.
 You may request a school performance starting April 3, 2017.
Booking notes:
  • School performances are for student groups of 20 or more.
  • Tickets range from $9 to $10 per person, tax included.
  • Adults, including teachers, must purchase a ticket and be included in the total reservation.
  • No children 3 years of age or younger are permitted to attend school performances

For more booking details, see our School Performances FAQs or call School Performance Coordinator, Arlethia Hailstock at 704-973-2829.

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical


Nov. 29 to Dec. 15, 2017
McColl Family Theatre

Recommended for first grade and older



 Approximate length: 70 minutes
Back by popular demand is Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s most-popular show of all time!

The Herdmans are ready to wreak havoc! What happens when the “worst kids in the history of the world” find out about free food at Sunday school? Worse yet, what happens when they decide to audition for the annual Christmas pageant? This could be the worst pageant ever… if it even happens! This hilarious and heartfelt musical comedy, adapted from Barbara Robinson’s classic story, will have your family laughing and crying as we celebrate the holidays.

A student cast, many of whom come from Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s School of Theatre Training, performs with professional adult actors.

School performance schedule
  • Wednesday, Nov. 29 9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 30 9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 1 9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 6 9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 7 9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 8 9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 13 9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 14 9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 15 9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
Sensory-Friendly Performance
Saturday, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. Buy tickets

Children's Theatre of Charlotte offers a sensory-friendly performance for each of our Mainstage productions, modified for families and friends with children or adults who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or other sensitivity issues.

Chil dren's Theatre of Charlotte trains all staff to meet the needs of those attending. Before attending the performances, families can walk through virtual tours online and get to know ImaginOn’s public space including the interior of the McColl Family Theatre and the Wells Fargo Playhouse. Parents can download a variety of resources to help them prepare their family for the show.

At the performance, theatre lighting and sound will be softened and the house lights will dim but stay on. Guests will also have extra room in the house to move around as needed during the performance. Quiet spaces, fidgets and headphones will also be available.

Virtual Tour

ASL Sign-Interpreted Performance
Saturday, Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. Buy tickets

Children's Theatre of Charlotte offers a sign language interpreted performance for each of our Mainstage productions. These shows are interpreted by a professional ASL interpreter who has read the script and had early access to the show to ensure that their interpretation is accurate.

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical

Education Night
 Backstage Tour, Workshop, and Cast Meet & Greet
Friday, Dec. 8 6:30 p.m.
Sensory-Friendly Performance Saturday, Dec. 9 11 a.m.
Workshop Saturday, Dec. 9 2 p.m.
Cast Meet & Greet Saturday, Dec. 16 after 11 a.m. show
Demonstration
 What does a stage manager do?
Friday, Dec. 22 after 7:30 p.m. show