Members of the Bradley family, from left, portrayed by Noah Buxengard, Evelyn Lorenz, Nicholas Stevenson and Lacey Korb, take a moment before heading back to rehearse the Christmas pageant taken over by the Herdman kids.
Since early November, community members have been gathering at the old Rock Solid theater atop The Oaks to rehearse for four performances of the uproariously funny holiday tale, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” The play was adapted from a story written by Barbara Robinson and has been enhanced with original music composed by local talent Nancy Edstrom Bachler.
Last staged in Winona in 2005, this beloved Christmas story tells of Beth and Charlie Bradley and their parents’ struggle to put on a church Christmas pageant, faced with casting the Herdman children, probably the most misbehaved kids in history. This multi-generational, community theater presentation will have the family “rolling in the aisles” and leaving the theater having experienced the true meaning of Christmas.
Proceeds from ticket sales will go to repairing the theater’s elevator and making future productions accessible to all. Theater is located at 75 West Third Street with performances on December 6-8 at 7 p.m. and December 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for kids ages (four to 18 and may be purchased at The Oaks, La Boutique, Midtown Foods and Hardt’s Music. Limited seating is available; purchase your tickets today!