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November 15, 2018

Celebrate the arrival of the holidays

Spirit of Giving Tree Lighting | Nov. 26 | 5:30 p.m. | Front Lobby

Bring the entire family and enjoy a fun-filled night of holiday celebration.

Santa Claus will be stopping by from 5:30 p.m.-6:15 p.m. to greet the kids and take photos with them. The Waynetonian Choir, a children’s choir from Monticello Elementary School, is returning again this year to entertain the crowd with a selection of holiday carols. Cast members from “Santa’s Enchanted Workshop” also will join the festivities for the tree-lighting ceremony.

The Spirit of Giving Tree Lighting, an annual holiday event at The Center, is free and the community is invited to attend. Elected officials and community leaders in attendance will be recognized during the program. The reception will include milk and cookies for the kids.

Santa’s Enchanted Workshop | Nov. 26 | Theatre

School Time Theatre performances: 10 a.m. & Noon

Evening performance: 7 p.m.
Tickets: $5 for children and $8 for adults (plus taxes/fees)


In “Santa’s Enchanted Workshop,” Stanley and his baby sister, Susu, don’t know whether or not to believe in Santa Claus, so they set off for the North Pole. Trapped in a blizzard, they wind up in a dilapidated gas station run by a mysterious old man named Nick. Could this be Santa’s Enchanted Workshop? Imagination is the key in this joyous holiday musical, which features a singing robot, a dancing rag doll and the silliest of villains you’ll ever see! Book, music and lyrics by Richard Giersch.

School Time Theatre
School Time Audience:  Grades K–5
Public Audience:  All ages
Curriculum Connections:  Family Ties, Folk Tales, Music, Reading, Self-Esteem, & Character Development

Admission is $5.00 per person for each School Time Theatre performance. One complimentary teacher (supervisor) admission will be provided for every 10 paid admissions. Both school performances are open to the public as well.

School Time Theatre Reservations
Click on the button below to make reservations for either the 10 a.m. or noon performance of School Time Theatre’s “Santa’s Enchanted Workshop.”

Christmas with Exile | Dec. 13 | 7 p.m. |Theatre
Tickets: $25, adults; $15, students (plus taxes/fees)

Celebrate the holidays with Exile, an American band founded in Richmond, KY by J.P. Pennington. No matter how much things change, they still remain the same. That old adage is playing out once more with the return of Exile, which has reassembled the most successful lineup in the group’s career some 23 years after they last played together. What a great time to be an Exile fan! Playing their hits and all the holiday favorites with their own special flare. Don’t miss this Center Stage holiday performance of Christmas with Exile.

Both School Time Theatre and Center Stage performing arts series are presented by Lake Cumberland Performing Arts in partnership with The Center for Rural Development.


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. www.

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