Tulsa Clark Theater’s “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”

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The long awaited (at least in our family) opening night of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever happened Thursday night and it went very well. The kids really had the play down and things went relatively smoothly. At least to those of us in the audience it did. Heather and I worked the event. I worked the concession stand so I got see the performance. Heather worked the green room and even though they have a closed circuit feed back there she wasn’t able to hear Logan’s five lines. Such is community theater.


Logan plays the Reverend and did his few lines perfectly (in his Dad’s humble opinion). All the kids did perfectly although Heather tells me that one girl missed her cue because she was looking for her lost halo or something. I hope that she found her halo. I lost mine a long time ago and I know better than to go looking for it.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, or just BCPE as the staff calls it, is the story of the worst kids in the world, the Herdman kids, getting involved in a church Christmas play. It is very funny and entertaining and at just two relatively short but satisfying acts is a good evening out.


And of course the cast got a standing ovation, and the leftover popcorn in the concession stand. Me and the other “concession dad” took in seventy bucks or so from the concessions and sold some raffle tickets. Hey it all helps.

The play has two casts who alternate playing. Even with the two casts Logan has been pretty busy juggling long hours of rehearsals with his demanding schoolwork.  I can only imagine what the staff directing the play have gone through!!

So we are seeing the play Saturday afternoon with Logan’s grandmother and some aunt and uncles driving in from western Oklahoma. Then we’ll get to see it some more. I don’t mind. It’s worth it seeing Logan’s face after the performance.

Kudos to the staff for giving Logan a chance, and for working the long hours to get two casts in shape. Talk about a lot of hard work.

8 thoughts on “Tulsa Clark Theater’s “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”

  1. DeniseinVA

    Glad to hear the play was a great success. Lovely that this was a family affair with you three pitching in. One for the memory book for years to come.

    1. Mike McKenzie (Grandfather to the Patten Team)

      Logan is on of my Fav’s! He is so dedicated, and livecrye smile. I missed Opening Night, but have seen much if the rehearsals. Koining the Concession Support Team, next week. What a great family endeavor … kudos to Logan!

  2. Brooke

    Eli had his opening night last night. His sisters SHOCKED me when they texted to say they were going out AFTER the show with cast friends. They rolled in at 10:30 with the happiest Eli I’ve ever seen! They said he didn’t ask to come home once 🙂 SO wish I could have witnessed Logan’s big moment, but I’m glad he was excited. – Brooke Patten

  3. Jenn Jilks

    Isn’t that fun? I fondly recall watching my 3 kids in various school shows. My middle kid, my son, is a professional actor now. These will be great memories!

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