Llama Llama holiday drama, Llama Llama holidays.
Jingle music. Lights ablaze.
How long till that special date?
Llama Llama has to wait.
If there’s one thing Llama Llama doesn’t like, it’s waiting. He and Mama Llama rush around, shopping for presents, baking cookies, decorating the tree….but how long is it until Christmas? Will it ever come? Sound familiar? We all get in to the rush of the holiday drama.
Finally, Llama Llama just can’t wait any more. It takes a cuddle from Mama Llama to remind him that gifts are nice, but there is another: The true gift is, we have each other.
This holiday season, stop the drama and go watch one. Grab your friends, your significant other, your children, whoever, and enjoy the season with them. We are blessed to live in a region that provides so many great theatrical holiday dramas at this time. We’re providing a great list of this years Holiday Dramas around. Look it over. Find one. Relax and enjoy the season. Have a very Merry Christmas.
A festive collection of holiday stories for the whole family
The Capitol Theatre
104 S. Main Street, Greeneville TN
December 8 – 11
Bring your family and friends and get into the Christmas spirit. Performances are on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, December 8, 9, and 10 at 7:00 pm and Sunday afternoon, December 11 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children, students, and seniors (age 65 and older) and may be purchased online at www.greenevilletheatreguild.org or reserved by calling 423-470-2792.
McGlothin Center for the Arts @ Emory & Henry College
30481 Garland Dr. Emory VA
THURSDAY 12/8: School Performances 9:30am & 11:30am
FRIDAY 12/9: School Performances 9:30am & 11;30am
Gala Performance 7:30pm
SATURDAY 12/10: Family Matinee 2:00pm
Gala Performance 7:30pm
SUNDAY 12/11:Family Matinee 2:00pm
Tickets can be purchased online at ehc.tix.com
Mars Hill University
100 Athletic St. Mars Hill NC
December 8, 9, 10 at 7:30 pm
December 10 & 11 at 2:30 pm
Tickets are $5 (children), $10 (students) and $22.50 (adults). Call the box office for more information at 828-689-1239. Students may attend the dress rehearsals on December 6th and 7th free with MHU ID. Event sponsored by Mars Hill University Department of Theatre Arts and the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre.
A Christmas Carol
All An Act Theatre Project Players
207 Shawnee Avenue East, Big Stone Gap VA
December 9, 10, 16, 17 : 7-9pm
December 11 : 3pm
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
at The Lee Theatre
41676 W Morgan Ave. Pennington Gap VA
December 10 : 7-9pm
First United Methodist Church invites everyone to come to the play.
In this hilarious Christmas tale, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids – probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!
The Living Christmas Tree
Carver Recreation Center
322 W. Watauga Ave, Johnons City
December 9 & 10 : 8pm
The inspirational program feature a 25-foot tree filled with 65 singers, soloists, drama, and video and is accompanied by a 24-piece orchestra. Free tickets are available at Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave or Central Baptist Church, 300 N. Roan St. prior to each concert.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
at Johnson City Community Theatre
600 E Maple Street, Johnson City TN
December 15 – 18
Bring the family, neighbors and friends and see this wonderful Christmas play!
Visit their website at www.jcct.info/tickets.html or call the Box Office at 423-926-2542 for tickets! Tickets now on sale. All tickets, all seats, $10.
Bristol Ballet presents The Nutcracker
at The Paramount Center for the Arts
518 State Street, Bristol TN
December 10 : 5:30 – 7:30pm
Visions of Sugar Plums…..and Nutcrackers and Rat Kings! The mighty battle between the mice and soldiers that brings Clara’s dream to life begins right here at the Paramount Center for the Arts with Bristol Ballet’s full length production of this popular holiday classic. Eighteen local company dancers, 35 students from Bristol Ballet, 20 community members, and three professional guest artists make up the cast for this production. Guest artists Erin Ginn (originally from Kingsport Tennessee) and Israel Rodriquez (who most recently was the Prince in Bristol Ballet’s “Cinderella” in May 2016) return to Bristol Ballet to perform as The Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier/Nutcracker, and local thespian and Head Football Coach Mike Locke returns as Drossylmeyer. Full of beautiful costumes and scenery, breathtaking music, and great dancing, this is a show you’ll love to see. Tickets available at www.paramountbristol.org.
The Muppet Christmas Carol
at Capitol Theater
104 S Main Street, Greeneville TN
December 18 : 2pm
Kick off the Christmas season with the classic movie, The Muppet Christmas Carol. The classic Charles Dickens’ tale is brought is retold with humor and emotion. This movie tells an outstanding tale and works for kids of any age – especially the young at heart. Admission Cost: $5.00 1hr 25min run time
at Gregory Center Milligan College
Blowers Blvd, Elizabethton TN
December 10 : 7pm
December 11 : 2:30pm
East Tennessee Youth Ballet & Academy of Elizabethton is a classical ballet school with a focus on technique and artistry. ETBA production of ‘A Taste of the Nutcracker’ follows Clara’s adventures beginning with a Christmas eve party, the battle between her beloved Nutcracker and the Rat King, a snow storm and a journey to the Land of the Sweets where Clara is entertained by characters from around the world. The Nutcracker ballet is perfect for all ages!
Adult $15.00 Student / Senior $10.00
Tickets available – Elizabethton Public Library, ETBA 423 512 1722 and at box office half hour prior to performance.
A Christmas Carol
at Niswonger Performing Arts Center
212 Tusculum Blvd. Greeneville TN
December 16 : 7pm
Don’t miss Nebraska Theatre Caravan’s delightful stage production of Charles Dickens’ Christmas classic! Bring the whole family for a spectacular holiday treat!
Orchestra: $35 / Mezzanine: $30 / Balcony: $25
Ticket Fee: $1.50 per ticket
No processing or delivery fees
A Candlelight Christmas
at Rocky Mount State Historic Site
200 Hyder Hill Road, Piney Flats TN
December 9 & 10
Travel back in time to Christmas Eve 1791! Take a step away from the commercialized Christmas we see today and see a simpler time and a simpler celebration. Visit the Cobb family home adorned with handmade greenery decorations and lit by candles. Tours begin at 4:30. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for children ages 5+. Group rates are available for groups of 12+ by reservation only. Reservations are strongly recommended. Call us at (423) 538-7396 to make your reservation today. Start a new holiday tradition with your family and join us!
Shepherds & Kings
A dramatic Musical for Christmas
at Towering Oaks Baptist Church
1985 Buckingham Road, Greenville TN
December 9 : 7pm
December 11 : 5pm
Call 423-638-7464 for more information.
A Journey Through Bethlehem
First Baptist Church
1525 Highway 93, Fall Branch TN
DECEMBER 10th, 11th, 12th, & 13th
6:00 – 8:30 PM each evening
As you enter the city, allow the sights, sounds and smells to carry you to a period of time that changed the world. Register your family with the census taker at the gate, encounter Roman soldiers as you walk the crowded streets, visit the marketplace with vendors busy in their shops. You will experience the excitement of Jesus’ birth and hear the angels singing!
This event will be an outdoor, interactive experience so please dress for the weather. Like salvation, admission is free!
Park at the ADESA East TN Auto Auction (195 Joe McCrary Rd., Fall Branch) and transportation will be provided to take you to and from the church.