Tickets on Sale Today for 3 Chicks Christmas Event

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Published on October 11 2012 11:27 am
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

How about an alternative this Christmas to the traditional Joseph, Mary and the Three Wise Men story? Three Chicks and a Stage, Effingham Performance Center and more than 70 area people come together to bring The Best Christmas Pageant Ever to the Effingham Performance Center Saturday, December 8, at 7p.m. and Sunday, December 9 at 2p.m.

Tickets go on sale Thursday, October 11 at 11 a.m.  Tickets are available at www.TheEPC.org or at the EPC Box Office, 1325 Outer Belt West, Effingham, IL and by phone at (217) 540-2788.  Box Office hours are Monday - Friday, 11a.m. – 2p.m. and 11a.m. to curtain on performance days.

Young Beth Bradley (Sophie Deters) narrates The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, the story of her brother Charlie ( Mick Willenborg), her mother Grace (Stef Kingery) and her father Bob (Geoff Lewis) trying to put on the annual church Christmas pageant, despite having to include the Herdman Family kids in the cast. They are perhaps the meanest, nastiest, most inventively awful kids in the history of the world, played by Alexandria Jorn, Alex Jackman, Daniel Flack, Nicholas Burton, Ben Buzzard and Isabella Jorn. You can watch the Herdmans meet the Christmas story in a head-on collision.

((LEFT TO RIGHT: SOPHIE DETERS, MICK WILLENBORG, STEF KINGERY AND GEOFF LEWIS REHEARSE FOR 3 CHICKS AND A STAGE'S UPCOMING PRODUCTION, "THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER")

Three Chicks and a Stage is a not-for-profit theatre company in residence at the Effingham Performance Center.  Jeanne Wolff, Carol Hourigan and Monique Hortenstine founded Three Chicks and a Stage in 2008.

Effingham Performance Center is operated by Arts Connection of Central Illinois, a not-for-profit organization, that has been established for the citizens of Effingham County and beyond to show case arts and entertainment, to encourage interaction with and appreciation of live performance, to endorse the educational process and to enhance the quality of life and cultural vitality of the region.

Located at the cross-section of Interstates 57 and 70, Exit 160, Effingham Performance Center presents events that appeal to all genres and generations. More information about the Center and Arts Connection of Illinois may be found at www.theEPC.org or by phone at (217) 540-2788.