Christmas starts early this year for the Spotlight Theater. Their first holiday themed performance, a double ticket with both Black and Blue Friday and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, is on stage now.

Both Black and Blue Friday and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever will be showing at the Spotlight Theater on Nov. 29, Nov. 30, and Dec. 1. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $6 for students.

Black and Blue Friday is about a woman, Ellie, who has married a man, Jackson, and moved to the city. Her family, who is from a small town, ends up following her but getting trapped in a mall during Black Friday sales.

"It's one of the funniest shows I've ever watched in my life," executive director Chad Hembree said.

Best Christmas Pageant Ever is a Christmas classic, says Hembree. The play tells the story of the Herdman kids, who love to wreak havoc, clashing with a church's Christmas pageant.

On Nov. 30, Spotlight Theater will be putting on a vendor fair in honor of National Small Business Day. Inside the theatre, there will be over 30 booths with goods ranging from food to crafts to avon, according to Hembree.

Spotlight puts on their kid centric show, Twas the Week After Christmas, on Dec. 13, Dec. 14, Dec. 15 and then the next weekend of Dec. 20, Dec. 21, and Dec. 22. The show focuses on Santa, his reindeer, and the elves on how they spend their vacation the week after Christmas.

For their grande finale, Spotlight is putting on a dinner show based around A Christmas Carol. Tickets will be $35 for adults, $30 for seniors, $25 for students and $20 for children.

The play boasts an all new script written by Jeremy Grant, director at Madison central. The show will also feature a Christmas feast including turkey, cranberry sauce, and anything else you can think of.

"The show is going to be a really, really, big production," says Herembee.

In order to purchase tickets and for more information on the shows and the Spotlight Theater check out their website,

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