Be Here Now: Rowdy Kids Reinvent Tradition in Castle Hill’s “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” [Berkshire on Stage]
Holiday traditions get a once over when the kids take over the stage for a holiday show that does a lot to freshen up our favorite traditions. We love the Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol, and these days it seems there are plenty of Scrooges around who don’t like either the old or the new. so here’s a show with the best of both.
When the news came that the venerable Castle Hill Theatre Company would be presenting The Best Christmas Pageant Ever this holiday season at New Stage Performing Arts Center from December 2 to December 18th…well, I knew there was a Santa Claus. It’s been on my list for a long time. And I have been a good boy lately, too.
Based on Barbara Robinson’s beloved children’s book, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever tells the story of what happens when one church’s boring, predictable Christmas pageant is taken over by the six tough, rowdy Herdman kids – the worst kids in town. It is full of laughs, warmth and Yuletide spirit.