The Green Room Community Theatre and the Old Post Office Playhouse are pleased to present five different events to help you celebrate the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Tickets for all these events will go on sale to the public Friday, November 16, 2013, and are available by calling our Box Office (828) 464-6128 on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10:00 am – 5:30 pm. Please note that the box office will not be open the week of Thanksgiving.
As part of The Green Room’s 2012-2013 season, The Homecoming is our Christmas musical opening November 30 and playing weekends through December 16. Based on the book by Earl Hamner, Jr. which was the inspiration for the 1970s TV series, “The Waltons,” The Homecoming tells the story of the Spencer family on Christmas Eve, 1933. With toe-tapping music and a heart-felt story, you will fall in love with this Virginia family as they experience the simplicities and hardships which marked the Depression years.
The Homecoming is produced by McCreary Modern and is directed by Jonathan Ray with musical direction by Cathy Banner. Production dates are November 30, December 1, 7, 8, 14, & 15 at 8:00 pm and December 2, 9, & 16 at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $14 for Adults, $12 for Seniors and Students, and $8 for Children age 12 and under. The Homecoming is rated G.
The Green Bean Players return to the stage to bring you the classic story of The Elves and the Shoemaker. Discover the magic in giving, as a poor shoemaker and his wife are visited by several clever elves. Upon seeing the shoemaker’s kindness and need, the elves decide to help him out, and in return, are given wonderful warm clothes by the shoemaker. Show dates are Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, December 15 at 3:00 pm. Tickets are only $5 for all seats and will be available at the door.
Puddingstone Christmas Concert
A Christmas concert will be given by the musical group Puddingstone on Friday, December 21, 2012 at 7:30. Hailed as “the best kept secret in North Carolina,” Puddingstone plays a wide range of genres from Americana, such as fife and drum, to Celtic, Folk, New Age, Flamenco, Renaissance, and even some classical such as Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring and Pachelbel’s Canon.
Puddingstone uses a dazzling array of ancient and modern instruments including hurdy gurdy, gemshorns, & viola de gamba as well as electronic wind machines and drum sets. The combination of the ancient and acoustic instruments with the electronic instruments produces Puddingstone’s signature sound. Ticket prices for the Puddingstone Christmas concert are $15. Children age 12 and under are $5.
New Year’s Eve Celebration with 20/20
On New Year’s Eve, come rock in the New Year with the classic rock/pop band 20/20.
The band performed with former Beach Boys and Frankie Valli guitarist / singer, Adrian Baker, in 2010; and made it through three rounds of “America’s Got Talent” in 2011. The group has been asked to open for Montgomery Gentry for several tour dates in 2013. Formed in 2008, the group consists of five eye doctors and one near-sighted singer.
The party starts at 9:00 pm and goes until 12:30 am. Tickets are $25 and include music, dancing, light hors d’oeuvres, and a voucher for one drink. A cash bar will be available for beer and wine. All proceeds from this New Year’s Eve Celebration will go toward retiring the debt on the Old Post Office Playhouse.
Casey Clark in Concert
On January 4 & 5, at 7:30 pm each night, Catawba County native Casey Clark will present a concert in the Black Box Theatre. Tickets are only $10 each. A product of creativity and dexterity, Casey writes and performs original songs that range from anecdotal anthems to battle cries of the heart. A bold powerful voice and climactic guitar style create the background for stories told by the 27-year-old. He has performed on radio station Kiss 95.1 and on “The Charlotte Today show.”