It Was A Big Family Affair

An Interview with Rene Hinkel

One of Rene Hinkel’s all-time-favorite holiday movies was The Best Christmas Pageant Ever with Loretta Swit.  So, when she found out that Cape Fear Regional Theatre offered the play she asked her children if they were interested in auditioning.  That year, her son, David, was cast as Little Billy.  The following year, Rene’s identical twin girls were excited to audition as well.  David was cast again and the girls were cast as Little Sally’s.  All three children played roles in the play the following year as well.  Rene was a teacher and is currently home schools her children.  She has brought the home school group to see The Best Christmas Pageant Ever for two years in a row – this year, she introduced 74 children and parents to the play!  Here’s what Rene has to say about her experiences with Cape Fear Regional Theatre:

In honor of the 25th anniversary of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, CFRT is celebrating #25DaysOfGiving.  Each year, hundreds of children participate in Summer Camp, Studio sessions, and student productions such as BCPE, but we are running out of space and resources to meet the increasing demand for these programs.  Your gift of $25, or any amount, will help us raise $25,000 to reach more children in 2016!  Will you join us?


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