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Arts & Entertainment Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts celebrates Christmas

Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin has a full slate of Christmas events for the month of December.

First up is The Overlook Theatre Company who will present “Christmas Memories: Postcards from the USO” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 and 8, and at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 9. Tickets are $13 each.

Under the direction of Artistic Director Scotty Corbin, a lively cast of talented actors, singers, and musicians will take a trip back to a celebrate Christmas, World War II style. Festive music, Hollywood stars, and sidesplitting comedy honoring and cheering soldiers will remind audiences there is no place like home for the holidays.

“Christmas Memories: Postcards from the USO” is sponsored, in part, by Microtel Inn and Suites, Franklin.

The following week, The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts will host an old-fashioned Christmas carol sing-a-long on Thursday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. Tickets for the Community Christmas Celebration are $7 each.

Friends and family of the theatre will enjoy sounds of the season as they echo throughout the auditorium, reminding them of their most cherished Christmas memories and traditions. Beautiful holiday decorations will serve as the perfect backdrop as families gather to celebrate the spirit of the season. This will be an evening of fun for everyone in the family, from very young to young at heart.

Fill yourself with that sentimental feeling as you deck the halls 12 days before Christmas at the Community Christmas Celebration.

Jim Brickman, the bestselling piano artist of all time, will be in concert at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Dec. 14. The show will start at 7:30 p.m. and tickets start at $29 each.

Brickman’s incredible talent for songwriting and his funny, engaging, charming personality has earned him six Gold and Platinum albums, 30 charted adult radio hits, two Grammy nominations, numerous music awards, and multiple number one spots on music industry charts. He’s known for hits such as “Valentine,” “The Gift,” and “Love of My Life,” and for collaborations with music greats such as Martina McBride, Lady Antebellum, Michael W. Smith, Olivia Newton-John, and many, many more.

To celebrate the Christmas season, Brickman’s holiday concert: “Jim Brickman on a Winter’s Night,” will delight audiences with beautiful music and heart-felt songs. The perfect blend of traditional hymns and contemporary carols will please concert-goers of all ages.

Jim Brinkman, piano artist

Celebrate the sounds of the holiday season with America’s romantic piano sensation, Jim Brickman, live at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts.

Coming soon: “Voices of Lee: An A Cappella Christmas” Dec. 20; and “Dailey and Vincent: A Bluegrass Christmas” on Dec. 21.

To purchase tickets to any performance at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, to get more information, or to see a schedule of coming events, go to www.GreatMountainMusic.com or call (866)273-4615.



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