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The Charlotte Players: Best Christmas Pageant Ever

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The Charlotte Players welcome Whitney Grace for a wonderful evening of the holiday classics on Friday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. This high-energy and feel-good Christmas show will have you tapping your toes and strolling down memory lane. A triumph of everything you want to feel during the holidays. In Holiday Showstopper, Whitney pulls out all her favorite characters: Groucho Marx, Shirley Temple and more. It will be an evening of live music, beautiful vocals, exciting costumes, and of course, the enchantment and light-hearted humor that everyone loves about Whitney.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever will be staged Dec. 14 – 17 at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center, 701 Carmalita St., Punta Gorda.
This time, it is a full-fledged musical, with a larger cast and many more vocal arrangements. The Hersman’s are the worst kids in the history of the world-so when they crash Sunday school and demand parts in the Christmas pageant, the whole town panics. You won’t believe the mayhem when the kids collide with the Christmas story. With book and lyrics by Jahnna Beecham and music and lyrics by Malcolm Hillgartner, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever the musical is based on the play by Barbara Robinson. It will be directed locally by Taylor Dixon. Music director is Jeffrey Herbert, and scenic design is by Ron Bates.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with the Charlotte Players on Dec. 31 at Langdon Playhouse. Count down to midnight and see in the new year with a little glitz and wonderful music. NYE revelers can come to the early show and be in bed before the midnight ball drops. The show will feature performances by Charlotte Players talented vocalists and musicians.
Remaining theatrical shows this season for the Charlotte Players include Rumors Jan. 12 – 28, Calendar Girls Feb. 8 – 25, Nunsense II – The Second Coming Musical March 14 – 31, Two on the Aisle, Three in a Van April 17 – 28 and Morning After Grace May 16 – 26.
For tickets and information, call 941-255-1022 or visit online at www.charlotteplayers.org. The Langdon Playhouse is located at 1182 Market Circle in Port Charlotte.

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