Yuletide 2018: “The Toymaker’s Wish”
Posted: November 27, 2018 by Town and Country Realty
November 30 - December 21st, 2018
7:00 P.M. Thursday-Saturday
2:00 P.M. Matinee on Saturdays - December 8th and December 15th
3:00 P.M. Matinee on Sundays
If you like to celebrate Christmas in Charles Dickens’ fashion, you will be spellbound by a new musical that will be debuting at LampLight Theatre this season. “The Christmas Heirloom” is an enchanting tale set in Victorian England in the town of Coventry. The quaint village comes to life with a fairy-tale yarn of a miserable Baron who has locked himself away from the world since the loss of his father. As the narrator says, “It is a magical tale where secret treasures are revealed through family heirlooms, and where a story of the legacy of faith is handed down through ages past.”
“The Christmas Heirloom” shadows the events of Windsor Manor and the aristocratic Windsor family. Capturing the era of Victorian England, this musical will warm the cockles of the heart. This memorable production is filled with the sights and sounds of Christmas yore. Traditional carols and inspiring original songs help herald the message of hope throughout the show.
The story centers on the Carlisle children and their genteel governess, Bronwyn Wright. The children wander onto the property of the aging Duchess Rosemary Windsor and are caught and rebuked by her parsimonious son, Baron Kenley Windsor who had a love for winter roses (of which have never bloomed since his passing). Duchess Windsor wishes only to bring the manor back to life and honor the legacy of her late husband, Duke Harold. In attempts to change her son’s bitter heart, Duchess Windsor enlists the aid of Bronwyn. Bronwyn agrees and introduces the Baron to the world of faith through the lives of the working class and poor.
The production is sprinkled with the whimsical romance between the Carlisle’s nursemaid, Elsie Daft and the Windsor’s head gardener, Fenwick Prentice. Other comedic characters include the Windsor house servants lead by the ostentatious Winifred Banks. Reverend Chambers and the pious Salvation Army roam the streets to care for the needy in hopes of leading someone to the true message of Christmas.
The ailing Duchess is determined to pass on her heirlooms of Christmas to the Carlisle children and hopefully to her son. Her faith in God and love for all people helps heal hearts and change lives forever. This enchanted story promises to inspire you and will become one of your Christmas favorites.
Performances for The Christmas Heirloom will be held Nov. 30th through Dec. 21st, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. Additional matinee performances will be held on Saturdays - Dec. 8th & 15th at 2:00 p.m. and on Sundays - Dec. 2nd, 9th, and 16th at 3:00 p.m. Doors will open one hour prior to performances. Admission is $12.00 for adults, $7.00 for students, FREE for children 5 years of age and under.
A special Christmas Dinner will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15th at The Emporium (adjoining the theatre). The dinner will start at 5:00 to accommodate both the matinee and evening performance. Patrons can eat after the matinee or before the evening show. Cost for the Dinner Theatre is Adults-$30/ Students-$25/ Children Under 12-$20. Doors will open for the Banquet Hall at 4:30. Reservations are required for the Dinner Theatre. Group rates available.
For more information or to make a reservation, call the LampLight box office at 423-343-1766, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or click the links above.
Click on link below for LampLight Theatre website:https://lamplighttheatre.com/