• June 1, 2020

It’s last weekend for Christmas show - Odessa American: Local News

e-Edition Subscribe

It’s last weekend for Christmas show

Playhouse staging comedy

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019 3:30 am

It’s closing weekend for a holiday classic and you don’t want to miss it.

It involves juvenile delinquents who smoke and curse and are just all around rowdy. Not exactly what happy holiday stories are typically all about – certainly not the holiest of all Christmas stories.

But the “Best Christmas Pageant Ever” is a classic and the Permian Playhouse will bring it to life with performances at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Permian Playhouse, 310 W. 42nd St.

Playhouse officials call it a hilarious Christmas classic. “A couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids - probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem - and the fun - when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on,” a synopsis from the Playhouse details.

The Herdmans go to Sunday school for the first time after being told that the church offers snacks. The narrator’s mother is flabbergasted when they all volunteer for the lead roles in the Christmas pageant by bullying the other children out of it.

Everyone in town is expecting the Christmas pageant to be a disaster, but the Herdmans’ unconventional performances actually make the show both more realistic and moving. The play is based on a story from McCall’s magazine that was adapted into a book and then into a play that was first performed in 1982 by the Seattle Children’s Theatre.

The Permian Playhouse had 87 audition for a part in the holiday show

Odessa, TX

Current Conditions

Clear
66°
Humidity: 79%
Winds: SE at 4mph
Feels Like: 66°

Your Extended Forecast

Tomorrow

weather
High 82°/Low 64°
Slight chance of a thunderstorm. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the mid 60s.

tuesday

weather
High 89°/Low 67°
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the upper 60s.

wednesday

weather
High 93°/Low 67°
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the upper 60s.
Online Features

Pet Central

pets

Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>

Fitness

Fitness

Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

Crosswords

Crosswords

Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

Sudoku

Sudoku

Every Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically. Enter numbers into the blank spaces so that each row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. More >>




  • ALL-ACCESS: Subscribe to our e-edition and premium website at myoaoa.com.
    You can read your daily newspaper without taking a walk to the driveway.
    Look back at yesterday's newspaper, or issues from months ago with our archive feature.
    Call circulation at 432-337-7314 to sign up today.