By Gerri Miller
Stanhope Elmore High School’s new theatre group, The Mustang Players, will present “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” December 13-15.
The show centers around a rowdy group of children who decide to audition for the annual Christmas pageant when they find out that there are free snacks involved. The Heardman kids take over the church’s holiday production and insist on playing all of the good parts. They’ve never heard the Nativity story and have no idea who Mary, Joseph or the Wise Men are.
English teacher Brady Walker leads the theatre group, which he said has grown to more than 30 members in the short time since it was formed this fall. Walker said the school is presenting the play through a special arrangement with Samuel French. The play was written by Barbara Robinson.
Tickets are $5 and are available through the group or at the door, which is the Stanhope Elmore cafeteria. The play will be performed Friday, December 13thand Saturday, December 14that 7 p.m. There will also be a special performance on Sunday, December 15that 2 p.m.
Walker said there are sponsorship opportunities available for area businesses and organizations. Gold sponsorships are available for $500, silver sponsorships are available for $250 through $499 and bronze sponsorships are available for $100.
The next program on tap for the Mustang Players is “The Carol Burnett Dinner Theatre” which they will perform in February with the culinary help of the family and consumer science department.
Walker said there will also be a spring musical entitled “She Loves Me” which they will perform in April.