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Music Boosters prepares for ‘Hollydaze’

When getting into the holiday mood, you just can’t beat Pagosa Springs for providing the perfect setting.

With new fallen snow adorning the ground, a fresh chill in the air, along with high quality entertainment at reasonable prices, you simply cannot ignore the Christmas spirit in Pagosa.

On Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9-10, at 7 p.m. in the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, you won’t want to miss Music Boosters spectacular musical extravaganza, “Hollydaze,” featuring the premier performance of the new Pagosa Springs Symphonic Band, along with holiday and Broadway music performed by many of your favorite local artists.

Pre-concert entertainment and concessions will be offered beginning at 6 p.m.. Tickets will go on sale today at the Pagosa Springs Chamber office, $12 for adults and $5 for children. Seating is limited, so we recommend you buy your tickets in advance.

Production director Dale Johnson will be joined by two local professional musicians, Sally Neel and Sue Anderson, who have served as music directors for Music Boosters performances since 2008, and participated in the orchestra for numerous high school productions as well. Dale, Sally and Sue work together as a team, combining their extensive skills to help bring excellent musical theater entertainment to Pagosa audiences.

Music Boosters, now in its 22nd year, is a grassroots organization dedicated to producing music and theater entertainment to the community in order to support arts in the public schools. Their productions utilize the abundant talents found right here in Pagosa Springs with all participants working on a volunteer basis.

All Music Boosters proceeds are used to support arts in the public schools and for scholarships for selected students planning to major in the arts in college. Music Boosters also supplies professional mentoring to students and shares their lighting, sound equipment, costumes, and sets with the schools for theater performances.

“Hollydaze” will include a great cast of performers, including some talented young artists from Pagosa Springs High School, junior high school, and elementary school. Their talent has been mentored for many years by Music Boosters and through the training they receive from their public school music and theater teachers.

There is also a group of children who are receiving training through theater workshops at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, Music Boosters musical theater productions, private lessons, and public school music education. The young performers will be featured in a medley of music from “The Lion King,” conducted by Sue Anderson.

Adult entertainers will also bring their talents to the stage. These include Matthew and Tiffany Brunson, Mark DeVoti, Tony Saladino, Dave Armbrecht, Tim Moore, pianists Venita Burch, Sue Anderson, Kathleen Isberg and Sally Neel, flutist Jessica Peterson, and others.

For more information, go to www.pagosamusicboosters.org. Tickets not sold in advance will be made available at the door.

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