Kingsport Theatre Guild is excited to combine two one-act shows into one night of Christmas cheer which address the current commercialism of Christmas, yet also tells the traditional Christmas story, complete with nativity scene and familiar carols. The audience will have the opportunity to join in and sing along to familiar favorites such as: Jingle Bells, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, O Little Town of Bethlehem, The First Noel and more!
The first show, Believe! is the perfect combination of traditional Christmas music with a sweet, contemporary story. It’s ten days before Christmas, and 15-year-old Alex Norton is struggling. He’s always loved Christmas, but the shine has left his favorite holiday. He sees Christmas as nothing more than an over-hyped, greedy, present-grabbing time of year. Where is the peace in this season that’s supposed to be all about the Prince of Peace? Alex wants to believe in something… but what? Throughout the show, he learns “It doesn’t help to curse the darkness; it only helps when you light a candle. That’s what God did for us that lovely, silent night.” Filled with warmth and laughter and brightened by traditional Christmas songs sung by the actors, a choir, or even our audience members, everyone touched by this play will find something in which they can truly… Believe! After taking a 10 minute intermission, this phenomenal cast will be back with Follow The Star which follows a modern day Mary and Joseph into Bethlehem where they are able to relive the miraculous night from over 2000 years ago.
Show dates and times are December 9, 10, 16, 17 @ 7 p.m. and December 10, 11, 17, 18 @ 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for Adults, $10 for Seniors and Students and $8 for Children under the age of 12. Special rates are available for groups of 20 or more. To reserve your seats, please visit www.kingsporttheatre.org or call 423-741-3282. Kingsport Theatre Guild is located at 1200 East Center Street in Kingsport on the Second Floor of the Renaissance Arts Center & Theatre.