Bring the kids to see The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!


Provision Theater Company’s Theater for Young Audiences will present Barbara Robinson’s classic holiday story The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!. The play will run November 30-December 22 with performances on Saturdays at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. at Provision Theater, 1001 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL 60608.


When the Herdman’s (the nastiest kids in the neighborhood) decide they want to be in this year’s Christmas pageant, everyone is sure it will be a disaster. But when the curtain finally goes up, a miracle happens–making it the best ever!  This hilarious and heartwarming comedy makes a firm statement about the transformative power of the holiday season–not to mention the trans-formative power of theater.  


“This charming adaptation offers something that everyone will enjoy–whether you’re young or young at heart,” says Priscilla Hummel, Provision Theater’s Education Director.


The play is written by Barbara Robinson and the production is directed by Timothy Gregory and Priscilla Hummel. The show features Michael Wollner as “Bob Bradley,” Cheryl Golemo as “Grace Bradley,” Graceyn Dowd as “Beth Bradley,” Nate Becker as “Charlie Bradley,” Michael Jostes as “Ralph Herdman,” Basilia Kostopanagioton as “Imogene Herdman,” Joshua Magers as “Leroy Herdman,” Adam Jostes as “Huey Herdman,” Ewan Parker Eaton as “Claude Herdman,” Cooper Goodwin as “Ollie Herdman,” Micah Becker as “Gladys Herdman,” Julia Clavadetscher as “Alice Wendleken,” Keta Roth as “Mrs. Armstrong,” Summer Ciobanu as “Mrs. Slocum,” Diane Fisher King as “Mrs. Clark/Mrs. Clausing,” Suzy Brack as “Mrs. McCarthy,” Andy Clifton as “Reverend Hopkins,” Philip Cusic as “Elmer Hopkins,” Emily Page as “Maxine,” Branden Smith as “Hobie,” Trey Tucker as “David,” Nia Innis as “Beverly,” Louise Gasper as “Juanita,” Madigan Tang as “Doris,” Raquel Tepper as “Shirley,” and Michael Baylon as “Fireman.”


In addition to Gregory and Hummel, the production team includes, Production Manager/Assistant Stage Manager/Props Master Caroline Reid, Lighting Designer William Kirkham, Scenic Designers Timothy Gregory and Joe Dybdal, Costume Designer Paula Kenar, Sound Designer David Pierczynski, and Production Stage Manager Megan Gallagher.   


Ticket prices for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever! are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Free parking is included. For tickets, call the box office at 312-455-0066 or visit