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Theater Department Performs “Christmas Belles”

Get ready for laughter and holiday hijinks. The SHS Theater Department is performing the Jones Hope Wooten comedy “Christmas Belles” on Dec. 1-2, and 4-5 at the Elementary Cafetorium, and the public is encouraged to attend.

The family-friendly Southern-fried yuletide comedy follows the lives of three sisters during the holidays. Their hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas Eve is guaranteed to bring joy to your world, stated on the Smithville Drama website.

“It’s a Classic Texas Christmas comedy made for small towns like us,” said Mr. Dustin Hensley, SHS drama teacher.

It’s a “small-town comedy for a small town,” chimed in Jeremy Kawaja, student actor playing the town sheriff.

High school students from both the Tiger Theatre Troupe and the newly formed Smithville Drama Club are involved in the production of plays from start to finish. They not only perform on stage, but they and their fellow drama students also manage the backstage, props, marketing, ticket sales, concessions and needed fundraisers.

This is the second public play performed by the department this school year, with two more to follow, including the UIL competition in March 2017.

“Will the residents of Fayro, Texas be able to overcome kidney stones, mass food poisoning, and long-kept family secrets to put on a Christmas Program the town will never forget?” asked Mr. Hensley. “Find out in this hilarious holiday journey ‘Christmas Belles’ that's guaranteed to bring a little joy to your world!”

Performances are at 7 p.m., except on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $3 for student and $5 for adults. Refreshments will be available.

The SISD Main Cafetorium is located at 8th Street at Bishop, but on-campus parking is available on the northwest side of Barry Field, between the elementary and junior high campuses. Enter at the 8th and Wilkes Street entrance near the junior high.

Kayla Dennison
Zoey Bennett
Valerie Ferrell
Jeremy Kawaja
Pearl Jonas
Chad Catron
Hayat Spencer
Hailey Holden-Scott
Ian Boord
Cian Ammann
Isabel Macedo

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