Holiday Season Begins at Townsend

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The holiday season is here and there is no better way to celebrate tradition than by attending the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts’ holiday extravaganzas in December.

 The holiday season is here and there is no better way to celebrate tradition than by attending the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts’ holiday extravaganzas in December. This season’s entertainment features the exciting International Juggling Champion and Comedy Entertainer of the Year, Mark Nizer, and the traditional “Christmas with the CSO” performed by the regions’ very own community orchestra, the Carroll Symphony Orchestra.

Imagine four lasers juggled at thousands of RPMs with beams dancing just above your head or an orbiting propane tank. It’s time to expect the impossible at the Mark Nizer 3D performance on Friday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m.

The tradition continues with a reception beginning at 6:30 p.m. with an offering of desserts and hors d'oeuvres, holiday music and the annual toy drive, Rudolph to the Rescue. The Rudolph to the Rescue reception is a wonderful event families can enjoy together. An unwrapped toy is the ticket to the catered affair in the Townsend Center lobby and and a trip to the festive toy land in the Dangle Theatre.

Sure to thrill and ring nostalgic, the CSO returns with its gift of Christmas favorites ranging from Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride” and the holiday classic “The Twelve Days of Christmas” to sacred Christmas hymns and sing-along songs.

Classical wonders such as “Winter” from The Four Seasons, Bizet’s “L’Arléslienne Suites” and “A Christmas Carol” by Michael Runyan are sure to be delightful treats. Bring the entire family and make Christmas with the CSO part of your holiday tradition.

Sponsors for the exciting shows at the Townsend Center throughout the year are the Dr. Richard L. Dangle family, the Community Foundation of West Georgia, Dr. Chester and Mrs. Faye Gibson and the Carroll Symphony Orchestra Foundation.

Holiday show tickets for Mark Nizer 3D are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for children. Tickets for Christmas with the CSO are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $8 for children.

A Townsend Center season ticket package offers significant discounts for three or more shows and the best seats in the house.

The Townsend Center Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and one hour before show times. Go to http://www.townsendcenter.org for information on the 2009-2010 season, educational outreach programs at the TCPA and directions to the theatre.