The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, a hilarious and heart-felt holiday comedy, will show at the Willits Community Theatre from November 30 through December 16. Based on the best-selling young adult novel by Barbara Robinson, the stage production directed by Robert Ford sports a cast of 27, including 17 child actors. The story focuses on an annual church pageant that is turned upside down by the Herdman kids, a rambunctious bunch from the wrong side of the tracks. While there may be chaos at the start, along the way something much larger emerges about how a community pulls together to work out its pageant and wider issues. Performances are on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm, and Sunday matinees at 2pm. A special benefit performance sponsored by the Willits PEO will be held on Thursday, December 6 at 7pm. Benefit tickets are $20 and available from Judy Corzine, phone 707-367-3090. Advance tickets for all regular shows are $15-$20 and available in person at Mazahar, 38 S. Main St., Willits; online at brownpapertickets.com; or by phone 24/7 at 1-800-838-3006.