A! Magazine for the Arts

Barter Theatre celebrates Christmas

December 1, 2019

Barter Theatre opens four Christmas productions this season.On Gilliam Stage see the classic holiday musical, “White Christmas,” and bring your favorite young hearts to see “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.” For something a little more edgy and wild, check out “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” at Smith Theatre or “The Santaland Diaries.”

“White Christmas” is the perfect dose of nostalgia, snowflakes and a happy ending. The show has original choreography by Amanda Aldridge and show stopping tap numbers by Andrew Hampton Livingston. The costumes dazzle, the music will lift your spirits, and there’s snow.

Bring children of all ages to see a favorite Christmas poem brought to life by The Barter Players in “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Santa himself and all of his reindeer make an appearance onstage for this holiday favorite.

The fun continues at Barter’s Smith Theatre with “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol.” This time our ghosts of Christmas past and present have returned with a new message. Don’t miss this hilarious and colorful holiday ghost story.

For those a little more daring, the comedy stylings of David Sedaris are back again in “The Santaland Diaries.” This elevated comedy explores one grumpy elf’s frustrations with the frills and antics of Christmas. This show contains strong language, mature themes and a good time.

To reserve your seats for any Christmas show at Barter Theatre, visit www.bartertheatre.com or call 276-628-3991.