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December 3, 2013

Holiday shows set for stages large and small

MADISON COUNTY — If there is a show that we missed, please email news@richmondregister.com to be included in our community calendar.

A wide range of holiday entertainment, both theatrical and musical, is being offered in Madison County this weekend and later. Several professional productions will take place at the EKU Center for the Arts, but events also are scheduled at other venues.

‘A Christmas Carol’ by Berea Arena Theater

In 1843, English novelist Charles Dickens wrote “A Christmas Carol” which was destined to become a seasonal classic enjoyed by millions of people throughout the world.

“It is said that other than the story of the birth of Jesus, each Christmas this Dickens masterpiece is the most often told story,” said director Eddie Kennedy.

For the last 22 years of Kennedy’s 33-year teaching career at Berea Community Schools, students presented his adaptation of the Dickens story. The annual production featured hundreds of student performers, many of whom return to attend the show each year.

“It was a glorious tradition — one that we now continue annually at Berea Arena Theater,” Kennedy said.  

Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5. For reservations, call 986-9039.

‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ presented by The Spotlight Acting School

In Barbara Robinson’s seasonal classic “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” the Herdmans are absolutely the worst kids in the history of the world. They lie, steal and smoke cigars (even the girls). They talk dirty, hit little kids, curse their teachers and take the Lord’s name in vain. So no one is prepared when the Herdmans invade church one Sunday and take over the annual Christmas pageant.

Performances are Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Madison Middle School auditorium. Tickets are $5.

Shows at EKU Center for the Arts

Visit ekucenter.com or call the box office at 622-7569 for tickets.

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