“I can’t believe this is our fifth Christmas Show” says Larry LeMieux, creator of what has become a tradition for the holiday season in Mesquite. The Christmas Show is a variety show with a twist. The twist is a theme from a traditional Christmas movie is added to the program which includes songs by local choirs, groups, dancers, soloists and musicians. This year the theme is ‘A Christmas Story,’ the classic movie about Ralphie, a young boy growing up, dreams of owning a Red Rider BB gun. He sets out to convince the world this is the perfect gift, but along the way, he runs into opposition from his parents, his teacher, and even good ol’ Santa Claus himself. Members from the Virgin Valley Theatre Group, lead by Jenna Grubb and Matt McDonald, will reenact scenes from the movie between numbers. Past themes for the Christmas Show have been ‘White Christmas,’ ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ and ‘A Christmas Carol’.
The Community Christmas Show is a program that families can enjoy together; something that is harder to find today. Bring the kids; there will be presents for the little ones and a great variety of music for all.
There will be two performances on December 5 & 6, both at 7 p.m. Tickets are only $10 and are available at Danielle’s Chocolates, Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery, Chamber of Commerce, Have Boutique Will Travel and the Theatre Box Office during office hours of 5-7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and one hour before show time. For more information call 702-345-4499.