(FLASHBACK) JOSHUA TREE, CA – (Press Release) “A White Christmas in the Blak Box” is a special Holiday Musical Revue that features a variety of Holiday songs and dances plus special select scenes from past award-winning Blak Box Holiday Productions like the opening song from “A Farndale Christmas Carol” and that amazing Christmas Eve scene from “Another Day In Baghdad,” both of which won coveted regional awards from the Desert Theatre League for their excellence. It also includes traditional Christmas favorites such as “White Christmas,” “Santa Baby,” “We Need a Little Christmas” and many more. Jarrod Radnich & Craig Knudsen, the theatre’s board president and vice president, will also debut some “never-before released” material from a new Christmas musical written with Los Angeles Producer Rob Loos, to be released next year.
Show creator/director Rebecca Havely is last year’s recipient of the Desert Star Award for Best Director and a nominee for direction for “Crimes of the Heart” this last season. She will be singing in the revue alongside actors Corbett Brattin, Manuel Rincon, Sherry Powell, and Lorraine Williamson, and will feature the talents of Chris Hernandez, Jericho McWilliams, J.J. Pulu, Izzy Pulu, Bobo Tuli, Nick McCloud, Courtney Niles, Ashlee Nixon, Wendy Powell, Jacqueline Dilling, Brad Holt, Robert Spoecker and Randy Taylor.
The show includes many surprises and a sing-a-long with the audience. There will even be a visit from Old Saint Nick himself as he lands on the roof in 7.1 surround sound, then stays during intermission, so don’t forget your cameras! It is a high energy variety show chock-full of Christmas Spirit! Perfect for kids from 1 to 92. Bring the entire family for an entertaining show that will keep you singing well into the New Year!
As a special treat, Kaye Ballard will be on hand for both Sunday matinee’s to personally sign her 4-CD set of her life memories, “My Life, In My Own Words, With My Own Mouth,” a perfect Christmas Gift which was recorded right here in Joshua Tree, CA this summer. Portions of the proceeds will go toward rebuilding the Playhouse.
“A White Christmas In The Blak Box” plays for only two weekends (six shows) in December at the newly renovated Blak Box Theatre, located directly behind the historic Hi-Desert Playhouse, recently renamed the Kaye Ballard Playhouse, at 61231 Hwy 62 in Joshua Tree, CA.
- December 11 – 8pm
- December 12 – 7pm
- December 13 – 2pm
- December 18 – 8pm
- December 19 – 7pm
- December 20 – 2pm
Tickets are $14 adults and $12 seniors, students and military. Group discounts are available. A no host bar with holiday treats will be available. To order tickets, call the Kaye Ballard Box Office at 760-366-3777 to talk to a “live” person, hear a description of upcoming shows or community events and activities. Alternatively, order tickets online at www.hidesertculturalcenter.com using the new, easy to use Vendini ticketing system.