By Jamison Hooks Staff Writer
Morgan County Middle School (MCMS) Drama students brought Barbara Robinson’s Best Christmas Pageant Ever to life on stage last week for fellow students, parents, and friends. With three performances in one day, the members of the cast were well prepared by Drama teacher Kathleen Bryant. “In this performance our 8th grade production class re-tells Barbara Robinson’s book, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” explained Bryant. Over the past few years the Best Christmas Pageant Ever performance has become a tradition. The first two showings were held during the school day for Morgan County Elementary School (MCES) fourth and fifth grade students. The evening performance gave an opportunity for family and friends to watch the cast in action. “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever tells a story about these bad kids who start going to church and turn themselves around,” said Nick Lewan who plays the role of a Bully named Ralph Herdman. Backstage, the student performers were buzzing with excitement for the day’s performances. “I like performing because I get to put everything out on the stage,” said Nijah Young who plays the role of a sassy church girl. “This group has a quirky energy, they break out into song at the drop of a hat. They really have a good balance of getting work done and having fun,” stated Bryant. Bryant’s MCMS Eighth Grade Production class yet again, put on a great show and helped spread a little holiday cheer.