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by Kimberly Shelton
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Santa Claus (portrayed by Bryan Essary) will make a few special appearances at the Crossroads Playhouse during showtimes of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.”
Santa Claus (portrayed by Bryan Essary) will make a few special appearances at the Crossroads Playhouse during showtimes of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.”
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Giving some help to good Ol’ St. Nick, Corinth Theatre-Arts is encouraging children to send in their letters to Santa.

“Whether you’re on the nice list or you’ve been a little bit naughty this year, we hope you’ll all write to Kriss Kringle,” said CT-A board member Della Miller.

Children have a few options when writing to Santa Claus.

“Letters can be mailed to CT-A for us to distribute to Santa or they can be brought by the theatre and dropped in our special drop box during regular business hours,” said Miller. “A third option is that children can hand-deliver their letters to Santa during presentations of our Christmas play.”

A hilarious production, filled with laughs and even a few tears, Barbara Robinson’s “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” will hit the Crossroads playhouse on Monday, Dec. 12 for a school performance. Encore school presentations will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 13 and Wednesday, Dec. 14.

Thursday, Dec. 15 will be reserved as a special thank you to sponsors.

Public performances will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16 and Saturday, Dec. 17. A matinee production will also be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18.

Rated PG, the play is approximately an hour to an hour and 15 minutes in length. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students.

Audiences should expect to feel happy, sad and even a little bit mad while watching the show.

“There will be tender as well as amusing moments,” said Miller who is serving as the guest director for the production. “It is going to be a roller coaster of emotion.”

While the play is not a musical, carols will be sang during performances.

Veteran director Bryan Essary will portray Santa during special appearances.

“We thought that having the kids write letters to Santa Claus would be a fun way to not only get them back into the theatre, but also help out St. Nick in the process,” said Della. “Not only can we assure everyone that their letters will reach Santa, but he has also promised to write back to every child who sends one. So, be sure and include a return address.”

Letters should be dropped off or sent to CT-A with “Attention to Santa” at 303 Fulton Drive in Corinth. The deadline to send letters is no later than Monday, Dec.12 in order to give Santa adequate time to reply and load up his sleigh.

(For more information contact Corinth Theatre-Arts at 662-287-2995.)
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