Colonial Heights Baptist Church presents "The Christmas Star" as its annual Christmas Pageant.
This is an encore performance of last year's sell-out hit with over 6,000 tickets sold. This play seeks to tell the good news of the Christmas Story and pay honor to our veterans.
It is a full-scale, professional level production set in the Richmond area at the end of World War II with entertainment and fun that includes singing, dancing, and Frosty the Snowman! This is a gripping love story that reminds us of the true meaning of Christmas.
"The Christmas Star" is about a young married couple forced to separate during World War II. The husband, Arthur Flannigan (played by Andy Huff), engages in deadly battles overseas while his wife, Sophie (played by Jae Huff), anxiously awaits his return. Noticing the military stars in the windows around town, she is filled with fear that she too will place a gold star in the window to symbolize a loved one killed during the war. She dreads the sight of all stars until a friend reminds her that the Christmas Star still points the way to Jesus and to the hope and comfort she needs.
This show was created by Karen Hahn, wife of Senior Pastor Dr. Randall T. Hahn, and was written by Julie Cox, Andy and Jae Huff, and Karen Hahn. Dr. Hahn is Executive Producer. Rev. Dale Wilbur, Worship Pastor at Colonial Heights Baptist, serves as Producer and also has a starring role in the production. Julie Cox, wife of Delegate Kirk Cox, directs the show. The full choir, orchestra, cast, and production crew of the show are all members of the church. World War II historian and collector, David Curtain, provides expert consultation for the war scenes in the play as well as a museum display in the church concourse. Lewis Thibault, World War II veteran and church member, contributes expert advice and memorabilia for the concourse display.