The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Photo WebInterlakes Theatre is bringing this hilarious holiday favorite to life…with a twist! This brand-new musical version will be performed at the Center Harbor Congregational Church  for an art-meets-reality environmental theater experience. Dates are Saturday, December 12th at 7pm, Sunday, December 13th at 3pm, Saturday, December 19th at 3pm AND 7pm, and Sunday, December 20th at 3pm.

You may think you’ve seen this show before, but you’ve never seen it like this! Not only is Interlakes Theatre, the first professional theatre in the country to debut this exuberant musical version, but the show is also being performed “in the round.” Directed by Brandon Santoro, “The Worst Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical” features professionals from New York alongside a colorful cast of local kids hailing from Franklin, Gilmanton, Holderness, Meredith, Moultonborough, North Conway and Tamworth including, Laryssa Humphrey, Griffin Plourdes, Catriona Stewart, Maddy Cushing, Abby Bryant, Emma Scott, Polly Hughes, Maggie & Polly Peirce, Ethan Larson, Andrew Decker, Kristin Gundersen.

Says Interlakes Theatre Producing Director Nancy Barry, “We’re thrilled to be putting up this fun, festive and family-friendly show, which I know will be a holiday hit with both the young and the young at heart. I’m looking forward to greeting many familiar faces throughout the show’s run, along with welcoming the next generation of theatre-goers to the Interlakes Theatre family.”

Will the “worst kids in the history of the world,” AKA the “Horrible Herdmans,” really ruin the annual Christmas pageant, or will they learn a thing or two — and teach a few lessons of their own — about the real spirit of the season? You’ll have to come out and see for yourself.  Tickets are just $15 for adults; $12 for seniors; and $10 for kids, and can be purchased online through the Interlakes Theatre website , by phone at (603) 707-6035 or at the door.

While the Center Harbor Congregational Church setting means that all audience members will have up close and personal seats, availability is limited so be sure to book your tickets in advance.

To learn more about “The Worst Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical,” the Interlakes Theatre, or its 2016 season, visit its website at