‘A Sedalia Christmas’ Charms with Christmas Cheer [PHOTOS]
‘A Sedalia Christmas’ is a multimedia play written in celebration of Sedalia’s holiday traditions and celebrations from 1866-1969. It was written by Sedalia native Becky Imhauser, and local actors and actresses portray Sedalians and the events that shaped their lives. Historic photos are projected throughout the play to represent pivotal time frame, with an emphasis on Christmas during the depression and eras. Sedalia’s Christmas heritage is celebrated through favorite holiday and patriotic songs as well as choreographed dance numbers.
This musical is set in the town of Sedalia, Mo. Imhauser, a member of the Board of the Liberty Center Arts Association, created the show in 2008, basing it both from her own knowledge and extensive research of Sedalia’s history and from the book “All Along Ohio Street.” The musical was first performed in the Liberty Center, a theater in downtown Sedalia on Dec. 5, 2008. It was shown again this year with an improved script and slightly altered cast.
I took the family down there this Saturday and saw the show for myself. It was absolutely amazing. Not only was it educational, but it was funny, poignant and original as well. I took a few photos before the show so you could see what it was like – forgive me for my terrible lack of skills!
I even took a little video of the pre-show entertainment and the crowd.
It was so much fun and really amazing to see. Make sure you get your tickets the next time it gets going. The proceeds will definitely help the Liberty Center, and you won’t see anything like it….ever.