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Santa Goes On Vacation At The Golden Chain Theatre

OAKHURST – This is the time of year for holiday entertainment, and in the spirit of the season, a new Christmas-themed variety show comes to the Golden Chain Theatre (GCT) this weekend, Dec. 5 – 7.

Santa Goes On Vacation is directed and choreographed by Patti Law Poggi, featuring a cast of all ages dancing in support of a wandering Santa whose malaise threatens his delivery schedule at the worst possible time.

“Everyone at the North Pole is waving as Santa starts on his trip around the world, but alas, he has to turn back because he is not feeling well,” says GCT’s Carol Kovach. “The doctor at the North Pole suggests Santa go on vacation somewhere warm, away from the cold.” The man in the red suit travels the world in search of the perfect vacation spot.

“Santa starts off with Hawaii, but it was much too hot for someone who lives at the North Pole. He goes to Ireland, then Holland, and finally Mexico.” Will Santa recuperate in time to get back to the North Pole and deliver all the toys for Christmas? Kovach says you’ll have to visit the Golden Chain Theatre to find out what happens.

Golden Chain Theatre LogoSanta Goes On Vacation is a classic variety show featuring some twenty elves, and includes special dances from each of the countries Santa visits. Also in the cast are the Grub Gulch Grannies and Dancers, precious Tiny Tots, and Patti Law’s young dancers.

The show runs Friday and Saturday, December 5 – 6 at 7 p.m. with a matinee on Sunday, December 7 at 2 p.m. “In support of the Toys for Tots drive by the Marines, anyone bringing a toy will receive $1 of their admission,” adds Kovach.

Admission is $12 adults, $10 seniors, $8 students, and $6 children. Reservations are recommended as the last few shows at the GCT have been sold out. Phone (559) 683-7112 or visit online:

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