"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," family musical theater performed by local youths, opens Friday at the Amador Theater, 1155 Santa Rita Road.
The hilarious family holiday classic unfolds the tale of a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant who must cast the Herdman kids, possibly the most creatively mischievous bunch in history.
The show, presented by Civic Arts Stage Company in partnership with Bay Area Children's Theater, runs through Dec. 17, at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; plus matinees at 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are $12, $15 and $18; children and seniors are $7, $10 and $13. Tickets at www.firehousearts.org.