On Stage Presents WXMAS Holiday Show with Live Audience

press release from On Stage

MONROE, Ga. – On Stage, Monroe’s community theater, presents “WXMAS Monroe Classic Holiday Radio Show,” a stirring, fast-paced tribute to the golden age of radio drama, before socially-distanced audiences in nine live performances from Dec. 4 to Dec. 20.

Under current CDC safety procedures for COVID-19, only 20 seats will be available at each performance to ensure the safety of actors, crew and patrons. Masks will be required for all patrons throughout the performance. 

Tickets will cost $20 and go on sale Nov. 20. They will only be available at Carmichael’s Drugs, 150 MLK Blvd. in Monroe. There will be no online sales. 

The On Stage Playhouse is at 215 High School Ave. in Monroe. A digital recording of the show will be available for $10 beginning Dec. 20 via the website, www.onstagewalton.org.

“This is our first live show since the COVID-19 pandemic began and we are taking every precaution to present this moving holiday show in an environment that will be safe to all,” said Director Marc Hammes, who created the show with Amanda Rempe. 

“On Stage’s first live Christmas radio show captures the feel and the sounds of old-time radio theater,” Hammes said. “The cast of 17 actors, including many veterans of previous shows, will be playing multiple characters with ingenious and dramatic sound effects. This delightful take on your favorite holiday stories and songs will leave no one saying ‘Bah, Humbug!’”

“Most important, we want our On Stage Family to enjoy the show and to be safe!” Hammes said.

Evening performances: Dec. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19, 2020, at 8 p.m.

Matinee performances: Dec. 6, 13 and 20, 2020, at 2 p.m.

Changes to these performances may occur depending upon the Center for Disease Control and State of Georgia guidelines.

ABOUT ON STAGE: Organized as On Stage Walton in 1971 “to bring a little culture to our town,” the theater moved in 1975 to the current On Stage Playhouse in the old Monroe Primitive Baptist Church, built in 1910.  On Stage holds summer workshops for adults and youths. The theater helps support a 501c3 organization. For more information: www.onstagewalton.org

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