The Christmas Story’s Casting Surprise Captures The Heart of the City

Last Sunday morning, Angela Gentili called the director of The Christmas Story at the Church of the Holy Trinity to tell her that Jesus, aka her 8-month-old son Samuel, was sick and would not be showing up for the December 10th afternoon performance of the Nativity Play.

The director, Susan Watson, was resigned to using the back-up doll when 40 minutes before show time the head usher excitedly told her that he had found a 10-month baby girl to play Jesus and that her parents were from Nazareth!

This amazing story has captured the heart of Toronto, being featured in newspapers, blogs, and radio stories. Check out the links below, and join us Fri-Sun for more performances!

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/christmas-pageant-baby-jesus-1.4449815

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/12/12/baby-with-parents-from-nazareth-fills-in-to-play-jesus-in-christmas-pageant.html