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This holiday season celebrate the “magic” of live theatre at the Children’s Prime Time Theatre performance of “Babes in Toyland” on Monday, Nov. 26, at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.

The performance, presented by Lake Cumberland Performing Arts in partnership with The Center, will be held at 7 p.m. immediately following the annual “Spirit of Giving” community tree-lighting ceremony in the front lobby.

“We have an exciting night of entertainment planned for the entire family,” said Dianna Winstead, associate director of arts, culture, and events at The Center. “Experience the joys of the holiday season with this spectacular musical performance that’s sure to delight audiences both young and old.”

The cast of “Babes in Toyland”—professional actors with the American Family Theatre touring company —will join Lonnie Lawson, The Center’s president and CEO, at the tree-lighting ceremony to launch the countdown leading up to the moment when the lights on an 18-foot decorated artificial pine tree at The Center are turned on for the first time this holiday season.

The “Spirit of Giving” tree-lighting ceremony will be held from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. in the front lobby at The Center.

At the conclusion of the program, guests will move to the theatre for the Children’s Prime Time Theatre performance of “Babes in Toyland.”

The musical, based on the book by Victor Herbert, has become a holiday tradition and sparkles to life on stage in this delightful adaptation of the wonderfully imaginative classic.

(The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides operating support to Lake Cumberland Performing Arts with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.)