On the stageWritten by Admin
‘Holiday Program’ comes to Highlands
The Highlands Cashiers Players present their annual “Holiday Program” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Highlands Performing Arts Center.
This year the theme is “Christmas Around the World,” with personal stories of Christmas experiences in Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, Latvia, Mexico and Vietnam, as well as the history of Santa Claus, and the popularity of poinsettias in American Christmas celebrations. The stories will be interspersed with music of the season by talented local musicians Malinda Womack, violin; Les Scott, singer/guitarist, and singers Vangie Rich and Wayne Coleman, introducing a new composition by Betty Holt.
‘A Christmas Carol’ in Waynesville
The classic “A Christmas Carol” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13-14 and at 3 p.m. Dec. 15, at the Haywood Arts Regional Theater in Waynesville.
With a cast of 45 and a nine-piece orchestra, the show ranks as one of the region’s biggest holiday events. HART commissioned an original script and score in 2011 from director Mark Jones and music director Ann Rhymer Schwabland.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors and $8 for students. Discounted tickets to matinees are $16 for adults, $14 for seniors and $6 for students. Reservations can be made by calling the Box Office from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Robert Ray, The Nutcracker in Franklin
Robert Ray’s “Home for the Holidays,” and The Nutcracker Ballet will be presented at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin.
Robert Ray’s “Home for the Holidays” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14. The production is an eclectic mix of the world’s best-loved Christmas music, presented in both familiar and imaginary ways. Tickets are $10.
The Nutcracker Ballet will be Dec. 20-21. Set to the music of Tchaikovsky, this heart-warming holiday classic is perfect for the entire family. A full, two-act ballet presented by A Family of Friends Productions in conjunction with Betsy’s School of Dance. Tickets are $7 for students, $11 for adults.
866.273.4615 or www.greatmountainmusic.com.