“Best Christmas Pageant” big success for cause

To say that PPF’s holiday production was successful is no exaggeration.  Led by a very capable director and performed by a very talented cast, the production drew the largest audience in PPF’s history – entertaining over 1,300 patrons.

However, success is not always measured by attendance or box office receipts.  In this case, a big part of the show’s success was gauged by the amount of support generated to a cause – the effort to support those battling blood cancers and research that could lead to a cure.

This special holiday production helped benefit the work of an amazing group of teens, The Young Hearts, who raise funds for the National Capital Area chapter of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night.  We are pleased to share that this production, co-produced by PPF and Young Hearts Foundation, generated over $10,000 for this important mission.  Half of all net proceeds from ticket sales, all concession donations and special support from a number of companies and vendors, including a sponsorship from our wonderful partner Virginia Commerce Bank, helped maximize the amount of support generated to the cause.

We thank you, our patrons and donors, for your generous patronage and support of this production.  We are honored and thrilled to share this great news, and thank co-producer Prince McLaughlin and members of The Young Hearts for the privilege of this collaboration.  We applaud their ongoing efforts to help the many people in our community struggling with this horrible disease.


Janet Bartelmay
President, Providence Players of Fairfax

David Whitehead
Co-Producer, Best Christmas Pageant Ever

This production was underwritten, in part, by Virginia Commerce Bank