The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
by Waco Civic Theatre

Dec. 01 - Dec. 04
Thursday-Sunday

Beth Bradley’s church’s Christmas pageant is predictable every year — the angel choir wears too much lipstick, the shepherds are all in their father’s bathrobes, the minister’s son is permanently cast in the role of Joseph — hardly “four-star entertainment.” But when seasoned and authoritative pageant director Mrs. Armstrong breaks her leg, it is up to Beth’s inexperienced mother Grace to step in.

The timing couldn’t be worse, as the rambunctious Herdman children, a rough and tough group of siblings from the wrong side of the tracks, descend upon the pageant, lured by the promise of free dessert at Sunday school, and determined to win all the lead roles for themselves. But Beth and her community watch in surprise as the same old Christmas story is rejuvenated by the creativity, energy, and unexpected sincerity of a misunderstood young family.

Mary Robinson’s The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, based on her novel of the same name, is a widely beloved Christmas tale, warm and incredibly funny, full of characters both relatable and utterly unique.


The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
by Barbara Robinson
Waco Civic Theatre

Thursday-Sunday,
December 01 - December 04, 2022
Waco Civic Theatre
1517 Lake Air Drive
Waco, TX, 76717

December 1 - 4, 2022; Thursday - Saturday at 7 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday

Tickets $12 - $15, fees included. Purchase HERE.