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There are plenty of dancers and prancers on stage this month as Dallas Summer Musicals presents Broadway Christmas Wonderland at the Music Hall at Fair Park. This classically-nostalgic holiday revue features a half dozen showcase vocalists along with a high-kicking chorus-line ensemble that keeps hoppin' and a-boppin' and singing traditionally-familiar songs like
Jingle Bell Rock, and
Dallas Summer Musicals
Dallas Summer Musicals is the largest producer of live theatrical entertainment in the Southwest and the second oldest summer theater organization in the United States.
Seasonally-oriented video projections along with 400 festive costumes and over 1,000 prop pieces (like spinning umbrellas, oversized peppermints, and hand-held snowballs) accent backdrops depicting a variety of winter scenes (like snow-covered landscapes, a gingerbread house nestled in a candy land, Rockefeller Center, and more). Additional surprises include a two-story toy shop, an appearance by a jolly singing Santa, and a giant mascot-style mouse whose only wish for Christmas is to receive his two front teeth.
A variety of dance styles from past decades are complemented by contemporary moves as well as a tap dance number with Frosty the Snowman, elves which glide along a conveyor belt in OK-Go style, a 23-person hand jive, and even a few acrobatics sprinkled on top just for good holiday measure. Two very impressive performances by a pair of world-champion ice skaters send the crowd into extended applause, and a host of white-robed candle bearers line the aisles during a
Gospel Christmas Time segment which includes the songs
Mary Did You Know, and an extremely soulful rendition of
So sit back and relax for this serenely-enjoyable feel-good evening of nonstop musical entertainment. Broadway Christmas Wonderland has come to town for a two-week limited engagement which runs Tuesday, December 6 through Sunday, December 18, 2016 with tickets starting at just $20.00.
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