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  • “How to Have the Best Christmas Ever,” to be held at Chesapeake Christian Center on December 8 and 9, will feature a multi-generational cast, superlative singing, delightful dancing and food from chef Darryl Jones.
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    “How to Have the Best Christmas Ever,” to be held at Chesapeake Christian Center on December 8 and 9, will feature a multi-generational cast, superlative singing, delightful dancing and food from chef Darryl Jones.

Chesapeake Christian Center to Host Christmas Musical Comedy

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December 5, 2017

While the Chesapeake Christian Center (C3) musical comedy “How to Have the Best Christmas Ever” will celebrate the holiday season on December 8 and 9, it will also encompass a significant message about living in the moment.

“Most of us struggle with romanticizing the past, especially, Christmases of the past,” said the Rev. Thom Dawson. “This musical is a reminder that, although times and cultures change, the need for us to be there for whomever we have in our lives is paramount to happiness.”

The family-friendly show seeks to portray this idea through the life of a middle-aged mother of two teens, the daughter of a visiting relative, a spouse to a distant man, and the neighbor of an overbearing woman. The mother attempts to keep up with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, all while becoming distracted from what Christmas truly signifies.

“From [the authors’] creative imaginations, we catch a glimpse into the lives of a wonderful family portrayed in this touching, humorous and meaningful drama,” Dawson said. “If we look closer, we just might see a glimpse of ourselves amongst the props, scenes and songs. The musical features lush orchestrations, moving lyrical laments concerning children growing up too soon and hilarious lyrics with celebratory choreography that will delight all ages.”

This is the third production hosted by C3, and it “is designed to remind our community of the true meaning of Christmas,” said Dawson, who added that “last year’s production was a sellout, and another show has been added this year.”

With the purchase of a $25 adult ticket and/or a $15 ticket for children, audiences are promised a joyful and meaningful night out, with a tasty dinner included. C3 prides itself on this upcoming production, featuring “a multi-generational cast, superlative singing, delightful dancing, magnificent media, artistic lighting and fabulous food from culinary artist [and] chef Darryl Jones,” according to Dawson.

The Friday and Saturday evening shows will be held at 7:00pm and one matinee performance will be hosted on Saturday at 1:00pm. Tickets may be purchased by calling 410-904-2420.

“As a church family, we began rehearsing the music in August, looking forward to these three performances and the smiles that come from lives that are exposed to the truth for the first time,” Dawson said. “Our hope is that our community will be enriched by discovering the answer to many of life's questions [that] can be found in the Christmas story and the gift given over 2,000 years ago.”


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