MTA Events

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January 2018
05
Friday

A Perilous Night for Riding - Friday

Jan 5, 2018

7:30pm - 9:00pm

An MTA premier! Playwright, Faith Rund, direct the premier production of her original murder mystery, comedy, A Perilous Night for Riding. The Monticello High School Thespians will perform this original play at MTA. Be sure to attend the premier production, and SAVE YOUR PROGRAM! You will be able to say, "I saw it first at MTA!"

 

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06
Saturday

A Perilous Night for Riding - Saturday

Jan 6, 2018

7:30pm - 9:00pm

An MTA premier! Playwright, Faith Rund, direct the premier production of her original murder mystery, comedy, A Perilous Night for Riding. The Monticello High School Thespians will perform this original play at MTA. Be sure to attend the premier production, and SAVE YOUR PROGRAM! You will be able to say, "I saw it first at MTA!"

 

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February 2018
24
Saturday

The Glass Menagerie - Opening Night

Feb 24, 2018

7:30pm - 9:30pm

Phoenix Theater, 1406 N Market Street, Monticello, IL, 61856

The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams’ first major play to appear on Broadway, is an autobiographical work. In The Glass Menagerie, Williams delineates several personal and societal problems: the isolation of those who are outsiders for one reason or another, the hardships faced by single mothers, the difficulties a disability may create for a family, and the struggle of a young artist to begin his career.

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25
Sunday

The Glass Menagerie - Opening Matinee

Feb 25, 2018

2:30pm - 4:00pm

Phoenix Theater, 1406 N Market Street, Monticello, IL, 61856

The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams’ first major play to appear on Broadway, is an autobiographical work. In The Glass Menagerie, Williams delineates several personal and societal problems: the isolation of those who are outsiders for one reason or another, the hardships faced by single mothers, the difficulties a disability may create for a family, and the struggle of a young artist to begin his career.

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March 2018
02
Friday

The Glass Menagerie - Friday Night

Mar 2, 2018

7:30pm - 9:30pm

Phoenix Theater, 1406 N Market Street, Monticello, IL, 61856

The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams’ first major play to appear on Broadway, is an autobiographical work. In The Glass Menagerie, Williams delineates several personal and societal problems: the isolation of those who are outsiders for one reason or another, the hardships faced by single mothers, the difficulties a disability may create for a family, and the struggle of a young artist to begin his career.

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03
Saturday

The Glass Menagerie - Saturday Night

Mar 3, 2018

7:30pm - 9:30pm

Phoenix Theater, 1406 N Market Street, Monticello, IL, 61856

The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams’ first major play to appear on Broadway, is an autobiographical work. In The Glass Menagerie, Williams delineates several personal and societal problems: the isolation of those who are outsiders for one reason or another, the hardships faced by single mothers, the difficulties a disability may create for a family, and the struggle of a young artist to begin his career.

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04
Sunday

The Glass Menagerie - Closing Matinee

Mar 4, 2018

2:30pm - 4:30pm

Phoenix Theater, 1406 N Market Street, Monticello, IL, 61856

The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams’ first major play to appear on Broadway, is an autobiographical work. In The Glass Menagerie, Williams delineates several personal and societal problems: the isolation of those who are outsiders for one reason or another, the hardships faced by single mothers, the difficulties a disability may create for a family, and the struggle of a young artist to begin his career.

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18
Sunday

Auditions for Doublewide, Texas

Mar 18, 2018

2:00pm

Doublewide, Texas is a fast-paced comedy by the writing trio Jones/Hope/Wooten.

 

The genre is over-the-top Southern Comedy. The characters are loud and colorful.

 

The cast needed is 6 Women, and 3 Men

The ages for the men are 70, and two 40's. The Women are 20, 60 an 70 ish (all one each) and the rest are around 40 years old. Auditions will be Sunday March 18 at 2 p.m., and Monday the 19th at 6:30 at the Monticello Theatre at 1406 North Market Street, in Monticello. If you can't make those audition times, please contact MTA and make alternate arrangements.

 

Rehearsal for Doublewide, Texas begins on March 26.

 

The play will open on May 12 and 13. And go to May 18, 19 and 20.

 

Doublewide, Texas will be directed by Ted Nowlin

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19
Monday

Auditions for Doublewide, Texas

Mar 19, 2018

6:30pm

Doublewide, Texas is a fast-paced comedy by the writing trio Jones/Hope/Wooten.

 

The genre is over-the-top Southern Comedy. The characters are loud and colorful.

 

The cast needed is 6 Women, and 3 Men

The ages for the men are 70, and two 40's. The Women are 20, 60 an 70 ish (all one each) and the rest are around 40 years old. Auditions will be Sunday March 18 at 2 p.m., and Monday the 19th at 6:30 at the Monticello Theatre at 1406 North Market Street, in Monticello. If you can't make those audition times, please contact MTA and make alternate arrangements.

 

Rehearsal for Doublewide, Texas begins on March 26.

 

The play will open on May 12 and 13. And go to May 18, 19 and 20.

 

Doublewide, Texas will be directed by Ted Nowlin

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May 2018
12
Saturday

Doublewide, Texas - Opening Night

May 12, 2018

7:30pm - 9:30pm

1406 N Market Street, Monticello, IL 61856, Monticello, IL, 61856

In this hilarious, fast-paced comedy, the inhabitants of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas - four doublewides and a shed - are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town of Tugaloo is determined to annex them. Friends, enemies and neighbors realize they'll have to work together to defeat the encroaching annexation if they - and their way of life - have a snowball's chance to survive being swallowed up by 'the big guys.' 

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13
Sunday

Doublewide, Texas - Opening Matinee

May 13, 2018

2:30pm - 4:30pm

1406 N Market Street, Monticello, IL 61856, Monticello, IL, 61856

In this hilarious, fast-paced comedy, the inhabitants of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas - four doublewides and a shed - are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town of Tugaloo is determined to annex them. Friends, enemies and neighbors realize they'll have to work together to defeat the encroaching annexation if they - and their way of life - have a snowball's chance to survive being swallowed up by 'the big guys.' 

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18
Friday

Doublewide, Texas - Friday Night

May 18, 2018

7:30pm - 9:30pm

1406 N Market Street, Monticello, IL 61856, Monticello, IL, 61856

In this hilarious, fast-paced comedy, the inhabitants of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas - four doublewides and a shed - are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town of Tugaloo is determined to annex them. Friends, enemies and neighbors realize they'll have to work together to defeat the encroaching annexation if they - and their way of life - have a snowball's chance to survive being swallowed up by 'the big guys.' 

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19
Saturday

Doublewide, Texas - Saturday Night

May 19, 2018

7:30pm - 9:30pm

1406 N Market Street, Monticello, IL 61856, Monticello, IL, 61856

In this hilarious, fast-paced comedy, the inhabitants of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas - four doublewides and a shed - are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town of Tugaloo is determined to annex them. Friends, enemies and neighbors realize they'll have to work together to defeat the encroaching annexation if they - and their way of life - have a snowball's chance to survive being swallowed up by 'the big guys.' 

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20
Sunday

Doublewide, Texas - Closing Matinee

May 20, 2018

2:30pm - 4:30pm

1406 N Market Street, Monticello, IL 61856, Monticello, IL, 61856

In this hilarious, fast-paced comedy, the inhabitants of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas - four doublewides and a shed - are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town of Tugaloo is determined to annex them. Friends, enemies and neighbors realize they'll have to work together to defeat the encroaching annexation if they - and their way of life - have a snowball's chance to survive being swallowed up by 'the big guys.' 

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Thursday

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May 31, 2018

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June 2018
04
Monday

Kids Workshop Grades 1-3

Jun 4, 2018 - Jun 8, 2018

9:30am - 11:30am

Kids Summer WorkshopDoes your child have an interest in drama and the arts? Did he really enjoy being part of the school pageant? Does she get excited about performing in skits at church? Monticello Theatre Association is interested in helping your child explore their creative side during the MTA Kids Summer Workshop.

The MTA hosts two Kids Summer Workshops. Each workshop concludes with a final performance delivered by workshop participants.

  • Grades 1-3: (Length: 1 week)  June 4 - 8, 2018  from 9:30am to 11:30am with performance on June 8th, cost is $50. Led by Sherrie Hildreth
 
 
MTA is pleased to announce kids' summer workshops for this season. The sessions will be held at MTA’s Phoenix Theatre at 1406 N. Market St. Monticello.
 
Each workshop will include a variety of stage work in order to prepare a show for their closing. Students will work on stage presence, characterization and body movement as well as assisting with costumes, make-up, props and set design for their show. Participants will have a great time “putting on a play”. It can be a fun time to “be someone else” -- on a stage, with lights! Registration will be limited to 18 participants for each workshop.
 
Both closing programs will be open to the public.

Questions? Contact Gil Yohnka gilyohnka@gmail.com or 217-202-5238

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10
Sunday

Auditions for The Wizard of Oz Day 1

Jun 10, 2018

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Phoenix Theater, 1406 N Market Street, Monticello, IL, 61856

Auditions for The Wizard of Oz, the MTA Summer Youth Production, will be Sunday, June 10th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm and Monday, June 11th from 6:00pm to 8:30pm   Please sign up for a time slot here.

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11
Monday

Kids Workshop Grades 4-6

Jun 11, 2018 - Jun 22, 2018

9:00am - 12:00pm

 

Kids Summer WorkshopsDoes your child have an interest in drama and the arts? Did he really enjoy being part of the school pageant? Does she get excited about performing in skits at church? Monticello Theatre Association is interested in helping your child explore their creative side during the MTA Kids Summer Workshop.

The MTA hosts two Kids Summer Workshops. Each workshop concludes with a final performance delivered by workshop participants.

  • Grades 4-6: (Length: 2 weeks) June 11 - 22, 2018 from 9:00am to 12:00pm with performance on June 22nd, cost is $125. Led by Sherrie Hildreth.
 
MTA is pleased to announce kids' summer workshops for this season. The sessions will be held at MTA’s Phoenix Theatre at 1406 N. Market St. Monticello.
 
Each workshop will include a variety of stage work in order to prepare a show for their closing. Students will work on stage presence, characterization and body movement as well as assisting with costumes, make-up, props and set design for their show. Participants will have a great time “putting on a play”. It can be a fun time to “be someone else” -- on a stage, with lights! Registration will be limited to 18 participants for each workshop.
 
Both closing programs will be open to the public.

Questions? Contact Gil Yohnka gilyohnka@gmail.com or 217-202-5238

 

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Auditions for The Wizard of Oz Day 2

Jun 11, 2018

6:00pm - 8:30pm

Phoenix Theater, 1406 N Market Street, Monticello, IL, 61856

Auditions for The Wizard of Oz, the MTA Summer Youth Production, will be Sunday, June 10th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm and Monday, June 11th from 6:00pm to 8:30pm   Please sign up for a time slot here.  

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August 2018
10
Friday

The Wizard of Oz - Opening Night

Aug 10, 2018

7:30pm - 8:45pm

Phoenix Theater, 1406 N Market Street, Monticello, IL, 61856

This is your opportunity to be transported to a place where the formidable gloom of the Wicked Witch of the West is drowned by the overwhelming joy of the Munchkins and Ozians! You have never been to a Wizard of Oz experience like this one, with sprinkles of Western classical music and picturesque flags that unexpectedly draw the audience right into the middle of the action with each arrival into a new imaginary land. Of course, we hope that you’ll sing along with Dorothy and all of her chums as they make their way along the Yellow Brick Road; just make sure you’re on your best behavior as the Winkie Guards will be patrolling the aisles!

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11
Saturday

The Wizard of Oz - Opening Saturday

Aug 11, 2018

7:30pm - 8:45pm

Phoenix Theater, 1406 N Market Street, Monticello, IL, 61856

This is your opportunity to be transported to a place where the formidable gloom of the Wicked Witch of the West is drowned by the overwhelming joy of the Munchkins and Ozians! You have never been to a Wizard of Oz experience like this one, with sprinkles of Western classical music and picturesque flags that unexpectedly draw the audience right into the middle of the action with each arrival into a new imaginary land. Of course, we hope that you’ll sing along with Dorothy and all of her chums as they make their way along the Yellow Brick Road; just make sure you’re on your best behavior as the Winkie Guards will be patrolling the aisles!

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12
Sunday

The Wizard of Oz - Sunday Matinee

Aug 12, 2018

2:30pm - 3:45pm

Phoenix Theater, 1406 N Market Street, Monticello, IL, 61856

This is your opportunity to be transported to a place where the formidable gloom of the Wicked Witch of the West is drowned by the overwhelming joy of the Munchkins and Ozians! You have never been to a Wizard of Oz experience like this one, with sprinkles of Western classical music and picturesque flags that unexpectedly draw the audience right into the middle of the action with each arrival into a new imaginary land. Of course, we hope that you’ll sing along with Dorothy and all of her chums as they make their way along the Yellow Brick Road; just make sure you’re on your best behavior as the Winkie Guards will be patrolling the aisles!

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17
Friday

The Wizard of Oz - Friday Night

Aug 17, 2018

7:30pm - 8:45pm

Phoenix Theater, 1406 N Market Street, Monticello, IL, 61856

This is your opportunity to be transported to a place where the formidable gloom of the Wicked Witch of the West is drowned by the overwhelming joy of the Munchkins and Ozians! You have never been to a Wizard of Oz experience like this one, with sprinkles of Western classical music and picturesque flags that unexpectedly draw the audience right into the middle of the action with each arrival into a new imaginary land. Of course, we hope that you’ll sing along with Dorothy and all of her chums as they make their way along the Yellow Brick Road; just make sure you’re on your best behavior as the Winkie Guards will be patrolling the aisles!

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18
Saturday

The Wizard of Oz - Saturday Night

Aug 18, 2018

7:30pm - 8:45pm

Phoenix Theater, 1406 N Market Street, Monticello, IL, 61856

This is your opportunity to be transported to a place where the formidable gloom of the Wicked Witch of the West is drowned by the overwhelming joy of the Munchkins and Ozians! You have never been to a Wizard of Oz experience like this one, with sprinkles of Western classical music and picturesque flags that unexpectedly draw the audience right into the middle of the action with each arrival into a new imaginary land. Of course, we hope that you’ll sing along with Dorothy and all of her chums as they make their way along the Yellow Brick Road; just make sure you’re on your best behavior as the Winkie Guards will be patrolling the aisles!

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19
Sunday

The Wizard of Oz - Closing Matinee

Aug 19, 2018

2:30pm - 3:45pm

Phoenix Theater, 1406 N Market Street, Monticello, IL, 61856

This is your opportunity to be transported to a place where the formidable gloom of the Wicked Witch of the West is drowned by the overwhelming joy of the Munchkins and Ozians! You have never been to a Wizard of Oz experience like this one, with sprinkles of Western classical music and picturesque flags that unexpectedly draw the audience right into the middle of the action with each arrival into a new imaginary land. Of course, we hope that you’ll sing along with Dorothy and all of her chums as they make their way along the Yellow Brick Road; just make sure you’re on your best behavior as the Winkie Guards will be patrolling the aisles!

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September 2018
22
Saturday

Set Building for The Curious Savage

Sep 22, 2018

8:00am - 12:00pm

Phoenix Theater, 1406 N Market Street, Monticello, IL, 61856

We will be working on building the set for The Curious Savage on Saturday morning September 22nd from 8:00am to 12:00pm and again Monday, September 24th from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. You don't have to be a skilled carpenter or professional painter to lend a hand. Everyone is welcome to pitch in and help create the set for our next production. 

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24
Monday

Set Building for The Curious Savage

Sep 24, 2018

6:30pm - 9:00pm

Phoenix Theater, 1406 N Market Street, Monticello, IL, 61856

We will be working on building the set for The Curious Savage on Saturday morning September 22nd from 8:00am to 12:00pm and again Monday, September 24th from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. You don't have to be a skilled carpenter or professional painter to lend a hand. Everyone is welcome to pitch in and help create the set for our next production. 

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October 2018
07
Sunday

Auditions for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Day 1

Oct 7, 2018

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Phoenix Theater, 1406 N Market Street, Monticello, IL, 61856

Auditions for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever will be Sunday, October 7th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and Monday, October 8th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

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08
Monday

Auditions for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Day 2

Oct 8, 2018

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Phoenix Theater, 1406 N Market Street, Monticello, IL, 61856

Auditions for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever will be Sunday, October 7th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and Monday, October 8th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

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November 2018
03
Saturday

The Curious Savage - Opening Night

Nov 3, 2018

7:30pm - 10:00pm

Phoenix Theater, 1406 N Market Street, Monticello, IL, 61856

"The Curious Savage" is set in the living room of The Cloisters, a sanitarium in a small town in rural Massachusetts.   The residents of The Cloisters each have their own unique personality quirks and enjoy their simple daily routine.  That is until they are joined by Mrs. Savage, who has been involuntarily committed by her greedy step children in an effort to keep her from “wasting” their deceased father’s inheritance.  The comedy continues to unfold when the children return after realizing they were too late.  What has their step-mother done with the money?  Discover who the real family is.

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04
Sunday

The Curious Savage - Sunday Matinee

Nov 4, 2018

2:30pm - 5:00pm

Phoenix Theater, 1406 N Market Street, Monticello, IL, 61856

"The Curious Savage" is set in the living room of The Cloisters, a sanitarium in a small town in rural Massachusetts.   The residents of The Cloisters each have their own unique personality quirks and enjoy their simple daily routine.  That is until they are joined by Mrs. Savage, who has been involuntarily committed by her greedy step children in an effort to keep her from “wasting” their deceased father’s inheritance.  The comedy continues to unfold when the children return after realizing they were too late.  What has their step-mother done with the money?  Discover who the real family is.

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09
Friday

The Curious Savage - Friday Night

Nov 9, 2018

7:30pm - 10:00pm

Phoenix Theater, 1406 N Market Street, Monticello, IL, 61856

"The Curious Savage" is set in the living room of The Cloisters, a sanitarium in a small town in rural Massachusetts.   The residents of The Cloisters each have their own unique personality quirks and enjoy their simple daily routine.  That is until they are joined by Mrs. Savage, who has been involuntarily committed by her greedy step children in an effort to keep her from “wasting” their deceased father’s inheritance.  The comedy continues to unfold when the children return after realizing they were too late.  What has their step-mother done with the money?  Discover who the real family is.

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10
Saturday

The Curious Savage - Saturday Night

Nov 10, 2018

7:30pm - 10:00pm

Phoenix Theater, 1406 N Market Street, Monticello, IL, 61856

"The Curious Savage" is set in the living room of The Cloisters, a sanitarium in a small town in rural Massachusetts.   The residents of The Cloisters each have their own unique personality quirks and enjoy their simple daily routine.  That is until they are joined by Mrs. Savage, who has been involuntarily committed by her greedy step children in an effort to keep her from “wasting” their deceased father’s inheritance.  The comedy continues to unfold when the children return after realizing they were too late.  What has their step-mother done with the money?  Discover who the real family is.

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11
Sunday

The Curious Savage - Closing Matinee

Nov 11, 2018

2:30pm - 5:00pm

Phoenix Theater, 1406 N Market Street, Monticello, IL, 61856

"The Curious Savage" is set in the living room of The Cloisters, a sanitarium in a small town in rural Massachusetts.   The residents of The Cloisters each have their own unique personality quirks and enjoy their simple daily routine.  That is until they are joined by Mrs. Savage, who has been involuntarily committed by her greedy step children in an effort to keep her from “wasting” their deceased father’s inheritance.  The comedy continues to unfold when the children return after realizing they were too late.  What has their step-mother done with the money?  Discover who the real family is.

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December 2018
01
Saturday

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever - Opening Matinee

Dec 1, 2018

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Phoenix Theater, 1406 N Market Street, Monticello, IL, 61856

The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world–so when they crash Sunday school and demand parts in the Christmas pageant, the whole town panics. There’s not supposed to be biting or cigar-smoking in Bethlehem, and while these kids have never even heard the Christmas story, they definitely have rewrites! Soon everyone is calling for reluctant director Grace Bradley to cancel the whole thing. It’s up to Bradley and the Reverend to help their community see the Christmas story and the Herdman kids through new eyes in this buoyant musical adaptation of the funny and touching holiday classic.

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever - Saturday Night

Dec 1, 2018

7:30pm - 8:30pm

Phoenix Theater, 1406 N Market Street, Monticello, IL, 61856

The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world–so when they crash Sunday school and demand parts in the Christmas pageant, the whole town panics. There’s not supposed to be biting or cigar-smoking in Bethlehem, and while these kids have never even heard the Christmas story, they definitely have rewrites! Soon everyone is calling for reluctant director Grace Bradley to cancel the whole thing. It’s up to Bradley and the Reverend to help their community see the Christmas story and the Herdman kids through new eyes in this buoyant musical adaptation of the funny and touching holiday classic.

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02
Sunday

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever - Closing Matinee

Dec 2, 2018

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Phoenix Theater, 1406 N Market Street, Monticello, IL, 61856

The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world–so when they crash Sunday school and demand parts in the Christmas pageant, the whole town panics. There’s not supposed to be biting or cigar-smoking in Bethlehem, and while these kids have never even heard the Christmas story, they definitely have rewrites! Soon everyone is calling for reluctant director Grace Bradley to cancel the whole thing. It’s up to Bradley and the Reverend to help their community see the Christmas story and the Herdman kids through new eyes in this buoyant musical adaptation of the funny and touching holiday classic.

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