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Grand Ol’ Christmas Show coming to La Rita


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Grand Ol’ Christmas Show coming to La Rita

The Grand Ol’ Christmas Show will be coming to Dalhart at the La Rita Theatre next month. It will be at the theatre on Sunday December 11 at 7 p.m.

The Grand Ol’ Christmas Show is a raucous, rollicking, oneof- a-kind musical comedy featuring Americana standout, Blue Water Highway as well as a cast of the best artists and entertainers in Texas. Produced by The Grand Ol’ Production Company, this retro radio program is led by these entertainers, presenting their annual Christmas Eve broadcast at the N-O-E-L 1225 Radio Theater in front of a live studio audience with the N-O-E-L Radio Orchestra and Gospel Singers. It features all-time favorite Christmas classics and original sketch comedy antics and is brought to theaters across Texas.

The show’s history began in 2003 when producer Will Hearn and Blue Water Highway’s Greg Essington and Zack Kibodeaux, in their senior year at Brazoswood High School, wanted to write and perform a Christmas show of sorts, but something different from anything else out there. Realizing the current market for Christmas entertainment was stale and overly commercialized, the three friends developed a show that combines progressive and culturally relevant ideas with nostalgic Christmas tunes performed through the framework of a vintage time period that appeals to a multigenerational audience. This unique concept is something they like to call progressive nostalgia—that take me back feeling that everyone can relate to, and this is something they like to think has contributed to their growth.

For everyone, from boomer to millennial, this tribute to American Christmas traditions cleverly blurs lines between heartfelt nostalgia and contemporary pop culture satire. Don’t miss this inspiring holiday program.

Tickets are $25 each and went on sale on November 9. The Flying Pig Mercantile Coffee & Tea Bar is the new ticket agent for the La Rita, so tickets can be purchases at the Flying Pig at 323 Denrock Avenue or by calling (806) 244-1988. Tickets are also available at www.larita.org.

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