Around this time of year families get together and celebrate traditions like putting up the Christmas tree, baking cookies, and buying gifts for those who are in need. Adaire Theatre has its own tradition around the holidays. Their Christmas show is one they look forward to year after year.
“It’s the same show, but not the same show. Some elements stay the same and some change. It’s kind of like decorating your Christmas tree. Most of us have ornaments we put on the tree every year, and every now and again we’ll add some new ones, too,” said Payne, Founder of Adaire Theatre.
“Simply Christmas” is an original show written by Adaire Theatre Associate Artistic Director Keith McCoy. It’ll wrap up Adaire Theatre’s 2021 season.
“This kind of show is very special because everyone can relate. Just think about all the funny, quirky and heartwarming things that you see and experience around the holidays. This show definitely has a mix of it all,” McCoy said.
Payne said it was important for the theatre to create an annual tradition that families could be a part of. The cast includes kids and adults. There are funny sketches and big musical production numbers. Payne said each scene will either have you cracking up, or make you say, “Awe.”
Payne added, “And we’ll be singing lots and lots of Christmas carols, so come ready to sing with us. That’s one of the best parts about this show, when the audience joins in, it’s the best.” And of course there is always a reminder of the true meaning of Christmas.
“Simply Christmas” is one weekend only. It runs Thursday, December 16 through Sunday, December 19, at the Pulaski Elks Lodge on West Main Street. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday shows are at 7 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, there are matinee shows at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10. You can buy tickets in advance at adairetheatre.org or at the door.
By Neesey Payne