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TPAC Kicks off Holiday Season with "Sleigh Ride Around the World"

International family show also featuring the Queen Anne’s County Chorale

Friday, November 18, 2011

WYE MILLS – Take a break from the holiday rush and come experience the culture and traditions of the season in "Sleigh Ride Around the World" at the Todd Performing Arts Center at Chesapeake College. This special evening will include performances by the Queen Anne’s County Chorale as they lead the audience in singing treasured holiday favorites. This original musical review full of high energy song and dance will be presented on Friday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m., with a special dinner in the TPAC lobby at 6:00 p.m.

For several years, TPAC has taken audiences somewhere on a "sleigh ride." This year, travel with the Sleigh Ride Company, Adolpho, a mischievous village boy, and his serious cousin, Arri, as they explore traditions, dances, stories and melodies the world over. Adolpho and Arri meet St. Nicholas in Holland, La Befana in Italy, and Santa Claus in England and the U.S. They go on to celebrate the long banned and once again celebrated holiday in Russia, where the Christmas Eve traditions were born. They even stop in France to share in their season of family reunions, gifts for the poor, candy for the children, Midnight Mass and le Reveillon. What "an incredible journey" of holiday celebrations it is!

The performers are from the Eastern Shore, Baltimore, and Virginia. Using elements of theatre, music and dance, it’s a magical show, about a magical time that defies cultural boundaries, and something not to be missed. Make it a part of your tradition and bring the whole family on a "sleigh ride." This year around the world!

Dinner and show tickets are $35, with tickets for just the show 15 adults and $10 children 10 and under. For tickets, please call Linda Zaragoza, Program Director, at 410-827-5867 or email lzaragoza@chesapeake.edu.

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