NextDoor Center for the ArtsDecember 20, 2014 2:00 PM
40 Cross Street
Winchester, MA 01890
The first book in Barbara Robinson's popular Herdmans series, "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" introduced us to the six most inventively awful kids in history. This hilarious and heartwarming comedy follows a mother who's struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant because her cast features ... the Herdman kids! The Seattle Times called "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" "one of the best Christmas stories ever -- and certainly one of the funniest." A celebration of the holiday season's transformative power, this delightful and music-filled production features a company of young actors ranging in age from 7 to 14 years old.
The competition is fierce, fast, funny and fun for all ages at this ingenious improv show that pits two teams of sharp-witted performers against each other in an all-out battle for comedy supremacy. With the audience providing suggestions and ultimately proclaiming winners, the squads are challenged to come up with scenes, bits and songs on the spot, in the spirit of TV's "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" A referee watches the action, calling fouls and keeping score, as the players compete in seven to 12 different improv games each time, out of a repertoire of more than 100. You'll never see the same show twice, and they keep it clean for the kids.