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Before the cast of “Mooseltoe: A New Moosical” takes the stage on Saturday at The Center for Rural Development, some of the youngest audience members will have an opportunity to meet and have their photographs taken with the show’s Christmas Elves.

Professional actors who play these colorful characters in the holiday show will meet-and-greet children and their families at a free Pre-Show Event in The Center’s front lobby prior to the 3 p.m. matinee and 7:30 p.m. evening performance.

This new enchanting musical tale about a moose whose dream is to learn how to fly with Santa’s reindeer is part of the Center Stage performing arts series presented by Lake Cumberland Performing Arts in partnership with The Center.

The matinee Pre-Show Event, held from 1:30-2:30 p.m., will include holiday music, children’s craft activities, and refreshments.

At the evening Pre-Show Event, children and their families will enjoy these activities from 6-7 p.m. and, if you don’t have time for dinner before the show, Sully’s Restaurant will be serving an optional holiday dinner buffet at The Center.

The menu will include turkey breast and dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, and iced tea. The cost of the meal is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children 12 and younger.

The Pre-Show Event, held before each Center Stage  performance, is sponsored by Sully’s and Clear Channel Lake Cumberland.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own personal camera equipment to the Pre-Show Event for the photo session with the Christmas Elves. The Center is not responsible for taking photographs or having photographs processed.

“This holiday Pre-Show Event is all about providing fun, creative activities for children and their families to enjoy during one of the most exciting times of the year,” Dianna Winstead, associate director of arts, culture, and events for The Center, said. “An added benefit is getting to meet professional actors in the show and having photographs taken with these costumed characters.”

For tickets to “Mooseltoe: A New Moosical,” contact The Center’s Box Office at 606-677-6000 or order tickets online at The Box Office is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and prior to the opening of the performance at The Center, located at 2292 South U.S. 27 (at Traffic Light 15) in Somerset.