NAZARETH, Texas (KAMR / KCIT) – The 22nd anniversary production of the Nazareth Christmas Pageant is scheduled for December 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Holy Family Catholic Church.
Jim Steiert said the 2021 competition will mark the passing of the torch as the cast, choir and crew honor the late Sharon Brockman, who served as choir director for many years and played a role in all of the competitions. until 2019, and Gladys Fortenberry, who for many years coached the narrators and readers of the production.
“Two of the songs the choir will perform in the prelude this year will be Sharon and Gladys favorites, as a special tribute from the choir to them,” said Lisa Schulte, co-director.
A series of 14 scenes accompanied by 14 songs, some of which written by parishioners will be presented.
Steiert said church seats are allocated on a first-come basis for pews that can seat just over 700 people and that there is no admission fee.
The locally written pageant was first produced in 1972. It was performed on and off 16 times from 1972 to 1994, then on hiatus until 2009, when it was relaunched with performances until 2015. After another three-year hiatus, the 21st anniversary performances took place in 2019, and this year marks the 22nd production.