Tuesday, December 01, 2015

TOP STORY >> First production for new theater

The newly formed Community Theater of Jacksonville will perform “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11; Saturday, Dec. 12; Friday, Dec. 18; and Saturday, Dec. 19 at Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter School, 251 N. First St.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets, which will be for sale at the door, are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and military, and $10 for students.

Seating is first come, first served.

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” is based on the children’s book by Barbara Robinson and features a lively cast of children and adults. It will be directed by Shann Nobles.

“Both the young and old will enjoy this holiday classic, which tells the story of the six children who go to church for the first time after being told the church offers snacks. The children are given roles in the Sunday school’s Christmas pageant, in which they tell the Christmas story in an unconventional way,” Nobles said.

The Community Theater of Jacksonville plans to have four productions a year.

“There is great interest in the arts in Jacksonville, and our goal is to create opportunities for people to participate in the arts, whether on stage or as a backstage volunteer, or enjoying our local talent from the audience,” said Nobles, who has spearheaded the start of the community theater.

To reserve seats if needed, or for more information, email communitytheaterofjacksonville@gmail.com or call 501-743-2985.