In hilarious holiday classic The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids -- probably the most inventively awful kids in history. Based on Barbara Robinson's beloved book -- Publisher's Weekly called it "one of the best Christmas books ever" -- this Edmonds Driftwood Players production perfectly captures the merry mayhem that results when the foul-mouthed, sticky-fingered, pyromaniacal Herdmans decide to re-tell the nativity story their way. You'll get not one but two fun family comedies on the bill at Wade James Theatre. Local Seattle playwrights Paul Lewis and Carissa Meisner Smit premiere their one-act musical Timmy Perlmutter's Extraordinary Hanukkah. Find out what happens when Timmy's well-meaning, but often unthinking uncle pays the family a surprise holiday visit bearing a truly astonishing gift.