It’s almost Christmas. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, with peace and love and understanding abounding; what can possibly go wrong? Well, if you come to see the Winters Theatre Company’s production of Barbara Robinson’s “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” you’ll see that everything can AND will go wrong! Right before the annual Christmas pageant, major pageant coordinator, Mrs. Armstrong, breaks her leg and is down for the count! And, then, the Herdman children want to participate in the pageant. But, these kids are anything but “angels.” Their idea of a good time is smoking (cigars!), lying and stealing, and hitting other kids…oh, and setting fire to a tool house! Is it possible that this situation can turn out anything but catastrophic? We won’t give away the whole story, but if you add in a mother (and reluctant father!) and some Herdman kids that really do want to do the right thing (at least occasionally!), perhaps a little Christmas “magic” just might save the day?
Show times for “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” will be Fridays and Saturdays 11-21 through 12-6 at 8pm, and Sundays 11-23 through 12-7 at 2pm. Shows will be at the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave, in Winters. There will be a gala opening at 7:30pm on Friday 11-21, with tickets at $15. For all other shows, tickets are $12 general, and $6 seniors and children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased at winterstheatre.org or by calling 530-795-4014.