The Frankfort High School Drama Club presents Barbara Robinson’s “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” opening Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 in Frankfort High School’s Karen Kimmel Hatter Theatre, 328 Shelby Street. Performances will also be Dec. 1 at 7, and Sunday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m. No advance tickets will be sold. Admission is $6 general admission and $3 for students.
“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” begins with Grace Bradley (Cassie Burke) who, at the last minute, has to put together the annual Christmas pageant at church. Much to her dismay, the Herdman children decide to take over all the major roles in the play.
And the Herdmans are the worst, most horrible kids in town. Not only have they never heard the Christmas story, but they have never even been in a church! Fortunately, as rehearsals progress and the spirit of the season would dictate, a beautiful pageant is produced, with the Herdman children “making” the show instead of “breaking” it.
This show is guaranteed to make you laugh and warm your heart. “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” involves more than 40 students from the community.
There are representatives from FHS, Second Street School, Capital Day School, Bondurant Middle School, Elkhorn Elementary, Westridge, Hearn, Early Learning Village, Collins Lane, Emma B. Ward, Anderson Middle and The Frankfort Christian Academy.
Appearing in the show are: Veronica Aldridge, Grace Mitchell, Tamara Rudic, Cordelia Jones, Skyler Guthrie, Bella Taylor, Jeremiah Wilder, Ellie Ryan, Jack Ryan, D.J. Barnett, Morton McIntyre, Hannah Neal, Tre Taylor, Courtney McDavid, Paige and Payton Flynn, Brooke Aldridge, Ella Davis, Annie Davis, Caitlyn Biggs, Krystal Spencer, Catie Coffey, Natalie Snyder, Katie Sullivan and Abby Biggs.
Also, Halle Simons, Lucy Saunderson, Eva Gonzales, Emma Guthrie, Emma Ryan, Abbagale Spicer, Kiah Rowland, Madison Flynn, Madison Cheek, Rebecca Vaught, Maddi Mutchler, Emerie Steele, Grace Neal, Jack Marston, Caleb Bingham, Travis Dearborn, Cooper Bingham.
They are accompanied by a choir of baby angels, who have a tendency to steal the show. The baby angels are: Emma Biggs, Ava Taylor, Gracie Long, Larissa Abbott, Eli Carrier, Grady Geghart, Abby Vaught, Libby Vaught, Sakota Wilder and Maya Gonzalous.
The show is directed by Andrew Tippett with the assistance of FHS sophomore Zachary Paul. Additional technical assistance is being provided by Jaclyn Aldridge, Raini Capley, Caroline Renshaw, Bekah Mutchler and Karen Hatter.
For further information, email Andrew Tippett at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find the latest FHS Drama club news at facebook.com/fhsdramaclub. The show is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.