Thursday, November 29, 2007

Go Tri-Cities

Good Morning. . . As you all know, the play is fully underway this week. . We have done 2 performances already, with 5 more to go! This morning in the Kingsport Times News, The Go-Tri-Cities section, is an article which features the play. Be sure to check it out. . .There is a great picture of Ian!! The picture isn't featured online, but here is a copy of the article. Be sure to check it out. . .Gonna be a great way to "start off" your Christmas activities this weekend!!!
They’re back!

By Jessica Fischer
Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ has become a holiday staple in Kingsport
Horrible Herdmans return in KTG’s ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’For nearly a decade, Kingsport Theatre Guild’s annual production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” — Barbara Robinson’s classic tale of “the worst kids in the history of the world” — has been a seasonal staple in the Model City, and this year will be no different.KTG will present the play, about six very unruly children who teach a whole church about the true meaning of the birth of Christ, at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and at 3 p.m., Sunday, at the Kingsport Renaissance Center. School performances will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday and Friday, and the public is welcome to attend those as well. Admission is $5. The box office opens 45 minutes prior to curtain, or tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 392-8417.
The Herdmans are the worst kids to ever live. They lie, cheat, steal, smoke cigars and burn down buildings, and they’re the biggest bullies in school.So, everyone is surprised when the Herdmans decide they want to be part of the annual church Christmas pageant and then bully their ways into the main roles, even though they’ve never even heard the Christmas story before. But they’re even more surprised when the Christmas pageant turns out to be the best one ever.
“This is a great show because it is so family friendly, its length ensures that even small children won’t get bored, it has a wonderful message, it’s funny and it’s a good vehicle for those who have never been onstage before to get involved,” said director Katherine Scoggins. “Several cast members started out in non-speaking roles when they were 4-6 years old and are now playing principle roles as teenagers.”
This year, as in years past, entire families are involved in the production.“Rev. Bill Steele, pastor of Litz Manor Baptist Church, his wife Patricia, daughters Danielle and Bethany and son Aaron are all in it,” Scoggins said. “Robin Broome, who plays the mother, started out several years ago in the role of Mrs. McCarthy, which Robin’s daughter Amanda is playing this year.”Zach Schaftlein plays Charlie Bradley, and Tessa Hutson stars as his sister Beth, with Robin Broome and Bill Steele playing their parents.
Davis Anderson, Rebekah Assid,
Charles Greefield, Andrew Hurd, Ian Allen and Danielle Harrell star as the Herdman gang.
Rounding out the cast are Amanda Broome, Patricia Steele, Abi Bell, Michelle Bacon, Alexandria Ingram, Christian Bell, Lydia Hyche, Presley Bacon, Lucy Rose George, Grayson Miller, Bethany Steele, Daniella Steele, Macey Allen, Emily Cross, Kaylee Street, Bowen Bacon, Wyatt George, Cade Allen, Stan Sanders and Aaron Steele.
The play is sponsored by Eastman Credit Union.For more information, call 423-392-8417 or visit
“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”
WHEN: 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m., Sunday
WHERE: Kingsport Renaissance Center
COST: $5
CONTACT: 423-392-8417 or
MISCELLLANY: School performances are at 10 a.m., Thursday and Friday. Tickets are $5

1 comment:

Kristie said...

Get me a copy of the paper or scan it in and email it to me! I would love to have a copy! Love you guys and I am proud of you!