11/29/2012 5:23:18 PM
“A Christmas Story” at Hickory Community Theatre. The only thing Ralphie Parker hopes to find under the tree is an Official Red Ryder Range Model Air Rifle. Looming in the way, however, are alleyway bullies, bunny suits, freezing flagpoles, unsympathetic authorities and a certain horrifying Macy’s Santa. Based upon the classic motion picture, this play is a holiday treat everyone can enjoy—that is, until someone shoots their eye out. December 1-16, 2012. Call (828) 327-3855.
Old Colony Players present “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” at The Old Rock School at 400 Main Street West in Valdese on December 6, 7, and 8 at 7:30 p.m. and December 9 at 3:00 p.m. Based on the C.S. Lewis book of the same name, the dramatization by Joseph Robinette is directed by Cynthia Rand. Come join the Pevensie children as they journey through the wardrobe to the magical land of Narnia. Ticket prices are $9.00 for adults and $7.00 for seniors and students. Pre-schoolers are admitted free. Groups of 15 or more are eligible to receive a $1.00 discount on all tickets. For further information and to reserve tickets, call 828-879-2126.
CAST Theatre of Granite Falls presents “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. Friday, Dec. 7th at 7:00pm. Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 8th & 9th – 2:30pm. Friday, Dec. 14th at 7:00pm. Saturday, Dec. 15th at 2:30 AND 5:00pm. Running time approximately 1 hour. Call (828) 493-2758 or go to www.casttheatre.com
Hickory Community Theatre presents “Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!”. Junie B. Jones is taking center stage for the holidays, and Room One is celebrating. How can Junie B. enjoy the festivities when Tattletale May keeps ruining her holiday glee? See what she has in store for her during Secret Santa. It’s rounds and rounds of laughs that will put cheer in your holiday spirit!
Performances are Saturdays at 2:30pm, December 8 and 15, and Sunday, December 9 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $7, reserved seating, for all ages.
Directed by Molly Bass. Based on the Junie B. Jones books by Barbara Park. Adapted for the Stage by Allison Gregory. Call (828) 327-3855 or www.hickorytheatre.org
The Hickory Choral Society presents the annual Christmas Concerts at Corinth Reformed Church, 150 16th Avenue Northwest in Hickory, NC on December 7, 8, and 9, 2012. Friday and Saturday evening concerts begin at 8:00 PM and Saturday and Sunday afternoon concerts begin at 3:00 PM. An interactive “Cookies and Carols” Children’s Concert will be performed at 11 AM Saturday morning. All concerts are free and open to the public. For membership and other information call the Hickory Choral Society office at 828-322-2210.
Foothills Performing Arts presents Doug Rand’s “It’s A Wonderful Life” at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center. The saga of George Bailey, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty, whose guardian angel has to descend on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him, by showing him, what the world would have been like had he never been born. His has been after all, a wonderful life. This faithful adaptation has all your favorite characters: George and Mary Hatch, Clarence, Uncle Billy, Violet, and of course, the Scrooge-like villain, Mr. Potter. A celebration of the faith of the season, it also celebrates the American philosophy of life: hard work, fair play and the love and support of one's family and community will be rewarded. Published by Playscripts, Inc. this production is rated - G. Performance dates are December 6-9, 2012. Thursday thru Saturday night performances are held at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinee will be at 2:30 pm. Ticket prices at the door are adult - $15 and children - $8. Contact the civic center for reserved seats at 828-726-2407 or online at www.broyhillcenter.com.
Area Christmas Parades
Lenoir Friday, November 30 at 6pm.
Sawmills Saturday, December 1 at 10am.
Granite Falls Saturday, December 1 at Noon.
Hudson Saturday, December 1 at 2pm.
Claremont Saturday, December 1 at 3pm.
Hickory Saturday, December 8 at 4pm.
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