The musical theater performing troupes from Struthers Library Theatre will take to the stage immediately following the Christmas Walk this Friday evening, Dec. 7. The 72 members of the Allegheny Regional Theatre Experience (ARTE), ARTE Jr. and the Youth Connection will share "The Magic of Christmas" a little after 8 p.m. A carol sing will begin at 7:45 p.m. as people come in to find their seats. Plan on 90 minutes of true entertainment as ARTE and ARTE Jr. entertain with "One Crazy Night Before Christmas" and Youth Connection shares their Christmas show "One Magic Christmas." The evening's performance is under the direction of Jennifer Koebley with production assistance from Charmaine Check.
Youth Connection, a service-based performing show choir, took their 30-minute song and dance revue of traditional Christmas favorites into the community starting Dec. 2
"We have 11 shows planned this season. We will perform at many nursing homes, elementary schools, and a few Christmas parties," manager of Youth Connection, Charmaine Check said. "The members of Youth Connection love performing for the community and actually complained that there weren't more scheduled outside performances this year. With such hectic holiday schedules already, it makes me so proud that these fine students want to do even more!"
Youth Connection show choir
The members of ARTE and ARTE Jr. will collaborate and share a mini-musical of "One Crazy Night Before Christmas," with a special guest narrator that will be a surprise to the students in the two groups.
Members of ARTE Jr, the second through fourth grade performing class, are Graham Carr, Ian Darling, Colin Ely, Madeline Fadale, Alexis Galloway, Gracie Gatto, Derek Hahn, Natalie Holland, Logan Johnson, Wesley Kiehl, Jaxon Knapp, Allison Koebley, Elizabeth Koebley, Tess Lovero, Kaitlyn McCracken, Joseph Miller, Sawn Nulph, Bailey Roudybush, William Sokolski, Lauren Walker, Grace Wortman and Isabel Wortman.
ARTE members, the fifth through eighth grade class, are Tatum Alspaugh, Vanessa Alspaugh, Olivia Brocklehurst, Alyssa Brooks, Alexis Colvin, Kelsey Fadale, Sara Fromknecht, Hannah Gullifer, Emily Hannak, Elyse Hedges, Wolfgang Himes, Madison Hollenbeck, Cade Johnson, Taylor Johnson-Lester, Ellie Lobdell, Emily Koebley, Vanessa McNeal, Rylee Napolitan, Makayla Phillips, Connor Rosborough, Max Sobina, Sophia Spisak, Lily Striker, Hannah Thomas, Lauren Thomas, Abby Waterman and Nick Zock.
Youth Connection, the high school age performing Show Choir, members include Mariah Allen, Emmi Beuger, Jillian Burton, Denise DeVore, Sydney Ewing, Lexi Gee, Tyler Haslett, Taylor John, Harlee Johnson, Ian Laih, Andrew Lalwani, Curtis Lord, Maria Miller, Lilya Renner, Samantha Tome, Dora Turner, Ciara Whipp, Taylor Whipp, Cheyenne Wills and Eric Zavinski.
So, after the Christmas Parade and the Old Fashioned Christmas Walk, head to Struthers Library Theatre for some terrific entertainment from the next generation of our areas elite performers. What a perfect way to end a wonderful evening through downtown Warren. Join us for a carol sing and then sit back and enjoy "The Magic of Christmas" as only children can share!
Tickets are on sale now at the theater office and will be available at the door as well as during the Christmas Walk, in the box office: $10 adults, $8 students and seniors. Children 5 and younger are free.