‘Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ at Blackburn

From the Beacon

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” based on the well-known book by Barbara Robinson, is Blackburn Performing Arts’ new holiday show. Co-directed by M. Lynda Robinson and Nick Neyeloff, the show is cast with a group of talented local adults and children from Cape Ann and is full of laughter and moments of pure holiday spirit.

The acting ensemble includes Isaac Aiello, Noah Aiello, Steve Aiello, Nora Backstrom, Sadie Backstrom, Bonnie Barish, Beth Bevins, Maria Chaney, Wendy Dagle, Jake D’Ambrosio, Tina Greel, Ray Jenness, Alexandra Legendre, Jared Marshall, David McCaleb, Stefanie Millefogle, Sierra Rudolph, Saima Sherman, Svea Sherman, Sabrina Seragusa and Nancy Williams.

There are 10 performances scheduled:

Week 1: Friday and Saturday, Dec. 11 and 12 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 13 at 3 p.m.

Week 2: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 17, 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 20 at 3 p.m.

Week 3: Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 22 and 23 at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children. Call 978-281-0680 for reservations. Blackburn Performing Arts is in the Blackburn Building at the corner of Main and Washington streets in Gloucester, with the entrance at 1 Washington St.

There is still room in the cast for children. Leave message at 978-281-0680 if interested in joining this fun project.

Lobster Trap Tree Lighting Pics From Thom Falzorano

Slide Show at 11AM

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Buoy Painting At Art Haven pics By Thom Falzorano

I can’t even believe how many events went down yesterday.  How much fun and community involvement and volunteerism went into making it such an incredible day for Gloucester folks to enjoy.

There is so much to cover between the start of the day at City Hall with the Docksiders, Gingerbread House Competition, and hanging out with the Disney Characters.

Then off to Art Haven for Buoy Painting and Ice Sculpting.

Then to watch the star and buoys get placed upon the lobster trap tree.

Quick lunch at Espresso ($7.95 Chicken Marsala rocked).

Hop over to the Cape Ann Museum for a children’s Christmas caroling concert with FOB Mikayla Ciolino.

Then back to City Hall for Christmas play.

To Pleasant St Tea and Coffee Co for killer hot chocolate and a fatastic artisan show.

A quick stroll down Main St to catch up with Janice Lufkin Shea and then back to the homestead.

If you don’t see your pic today  it’s only because there is so much content we will be releasing it over the next few days.  Everything is getting posted though- fear not.

The Bean

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