‘Christmas Pageant’ opens tonight at Mielke

The Box in the Wood Theatre Guild presents “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” written by Barbara Robinson

The show opens at 7 p.m. Friday and will also be performed at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mielke Arts Center, N5649 Airport Road, Shawano. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children.

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” directed by Mary Madsen, follows the Herdmans, who are the worst kids in the history of the world. They crash Sunday school and demand parts in the Christmas pageant, and the whole town panics. There’s not supposed to be fighting or cigar-smoking in Bethlehem, and while these kids have never even heard the Christmas story, they definitely have rewrites.

Call 715-526-2525 to reserve tickets or buy at the door.