NORTH FORK – The sounds of Christmas will fill Kennedy Hall this Saturday, Dec. 5, as the Squirrel Cage Theatre Co. presents its annual “Songs of the Season.”
As always, the show will feature the North Fork Community Choir, conducted by Gina Clugston, and the Sierra High Mountain Chorale from Sierra High School, directed by Bruce Weinberger.
Also on the program are local favorites David Novell and Jeff Gurle with Stacey Multoni, plus flutist Sue Anderson, and emcee Janice Noga. Audience and performers will be invited to join in what has become a tradition at the show — dancing to a rousing rendition of Hava Nagila.
A special highlight of the evening will be the unveiling of a locally created “Mother Ginger” costume, envisioned by local artist Marij Bouwmans. Twenty-plus artisans put their knitting and crocheting skills to work to hand-craft a magnificent dress of grand proportions. The “Mother Ginger” costume from The Nutcracker Suite ballet, will come alive on stage during the evening’s performance.
To close out the program, both choirs will join together, as they have been doing for 15 years, to perform “Peaceful, Silent Night.”
The show starts at 7 p.m. in the North Fork School’s Kennedy Hall, with hot drinks and desserts available for purchase at intermission.
Songs of the Season is an important fundraiser for Squirrel Cage Theatre, as part of their mission to support music and the arts at the school and throughout the community. It is also the perfect way to get into the spirit of the season, after doing some holiday shopping at the annual Christmas Bazaar, also on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North Fork Town Hall.
Tickets for the show are just $8 for adults, $4 for kids age 12 and under, and $20 for an immediate family. For more information call Sue Novell at 559-877-2129.