November 29-December 2, 2018
TECO Theater at the Straz Center
Regularly priced tickets start at $15
Tampa, Fla. – The Straz Center’s Patel Conservatory will present The Best Christmas Pageant Ever November 29-December 2 in the Straz Center for the Performing Art’s TECO Theater.
Based on the best-selling young adult classic novel by Barbara Robinson, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is a powerful story of misunderstanding, faith and redemption, presented with warmth and hilarity.
In this staged production, Patel Conservatory students in grades two through 12 take on the roles of the awful Herdman children, who lie, steal, smoke cigars, swear and hit younger children. The play follows the Herdmans as they take over the church’s annual Christmas pageant, and present their interpretation of the greatest story ever told, that the wise men are a bunch of dirty spies and Herod needs a good beating. Chaos, shock and hilarity ensue, and the result is a heartwarming version of the Christmas story.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever will be presented in TECO Theater November 29-December 2. Performances are Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m.; a sensory friendly performance will be held December 1 at 2 p.m. Regularly priced tickets start at $15 and may be purchased by calling 813.229.STAR (7827) or 800.955.1045 outside Tampa Bay, in person at the Straz Center Ticket Office or online at www.strazcenter.org. Handling fees will apply.
More information about the Patel Conservatory is available by calling 813.222.1040 and at www.patelconservatory.org. The accredited Patel Conservatory offers summer camps and classes in dance, music and theater for students of all ages and experience levels. Each year, the Patel Conservatory and the Straz Center’s arts education programs enrich the lives of more than 70,000 students in our classrooms, on our stages and through the community.
Events, days, dates, times and prices are subject to change without notice.