Knoxville — The Knoxville Children's Theatre is performing 'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever' now through Dec.16.

In this Christmas comedy, a church nativity pageant is turned upside down when a rowdy group of siblings joins the cast.

The play, which is based on the best-selling book of the same name, is performed by 22 talented young actors ranging in age from nine to 16.

Derrick Washington, Jr., a senior at STEM Academy will direct the production.

Tickets start at $10, and show times are Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m.