Four Shows Remaining
- No Tickets Necessary!
- Friday, December 13th - 7pm
- Saturday, December 14th - 2pm & 7pm
- *Sunday, December 15th - 3pm
*A nursery will be offered only at the Sunday afternoon performance
This Christmas, Fairmount will present our 6th Broadway-style musical since I became Worship/Music Minister back in 2002. When we present these shows, it is typically a 2-year endeavor. Shortly after our presentation of Scrooge: The Musical back in December of 2011, Meg Switzer (drama director), Kenny Holley (choreographer) and I (music director) began meeting regularly to develop a detailed and extensive plan for Four Tickets to Christmas.
In May, auditions were held for all roles. Leading roles went to Bob Weirup, Meg Switzer, Rhonda Holley, Mason Ellenberger, Ray Butler, Kathy Evans, Kenny Holley, Doug Gross, and Janie Thomas. Thirteen additional people round out our cast. In early June, we assembled the cast for the first time for a “read-through” of the script, and in mid-June began music rehearsals. In July we added choreography rehearsals to our schedule, and in August began working scenes on the stage.
Bob Weirup and Kenny Holley worked for several months designing our set and then built a model of it. Jack Raybourne and Scott Compston already have the majority of the set built. It is stored down in our storage building and they will assemble it on our stage sometime in November. Props are being secured, costumes are in process, lights have been re-configured, publicity is being planned, and the list goes on and on.
Why do we go to all this effort? Why do we spend all this money? The reasons are many and varied. Simply put, it’s fun! We are being good stewards of God-given abilities, being part of a church that is blessed with such abundant musical and dramatic talent. Working so intensely on something draws a variety of people together who are working toward a common goal. Those are just a few reasons.