Review: Timmy Perlmutter’s Extraordinary Hanukkah AND The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Timmy Perlmutter’s Extraordinary Hanukkah
A One-Act Musical
Book by Carissa Meisner Smit
Music and Lyrics by Paul Lewis
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Book By Barbara Robinson

Directed by Andrew Coopman

Play Review by Doug Gochanour

You won’t want to miss this ‘two-for-one’ theatrical experience being presented by the Edmonds Driftwood Players. Each of these plays features a cast of talented young thespians, who act and sing through a delightful laugh-filled production.

Best Christmas Pageant Ever!
Director Andrew Coopman shines in his debut at the Wade James Theatre. He brings the audience glimpses into the holiday traditions of two cultural backgrounds with humorous and rewarding results.

Timmy Perlmutter’s Extraordinary Hanukkah explores one Jewish family’s eventful holiday experience. It includes Grandma Irene’s traditional food and a gift of an oversize knitted sweater for Tim. It continues through the arrival of the wayward Uncle Jerome, who gives Tim a live pony. That seems unreasonable for a home in Edmonds.

Will Tim overcome his feeling of loneliness, and find a new buddy after all? How will this Hanukkah story become extraordinary?

The second family friendly play is based upon Barbara Robinson’s hilarious Christmas Classic, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is about a family in which the mother, Grace Bradley, becomes responsible for the church Christmas pageant.

Stressful as that may be, Grace finds that the notorious Herdman children have joined the pageant and have claimed the leading roles. The Herdman kids have a reputation as the most inventively awful kids in history.

The struggle to create a perfect pageant brings lot of laughs. The situation may have been a bit unconventional, but the resulting pageant turns out to be, just possibly, the best Christmas Pageant ever.

For an evening of fun, bring the family to view the work of this wonderful cast and crew.

Driftwood Players at the Wade James Theatre
950 Main St, Edmonds, WA 98020
Buy tickets here


Anonymous,  December 23, 2015 at 6:18 PM  

I saw this show. I absolutely loved it. I look forward to seeing it again.

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