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Local resident stars in Madeline's Christmas


Emily Lloyd of Millen plays the title role in The Schoolhouse Players production of “Madeline’s Christmas”. 
(Photos contributed) Emily Lloyd of Millen plays the title role in The Schoolhouse Players production of “Madeline’s Christmas”. (Photos contributed) Local resident Emily Lloyd plays the title role of “Madeline” in a live stage performance of Madeline’s Christmas by the Schoolhouse Players, with Broadway veteran and Tony winner Steve Fowler. Performances are in the Mancin Auditorium, Bartow Community Center.

Performances are December 1, 2, 8, 9, and 10. Show-times are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15/ Adults and $5 for all students through 12th grade. Tickets are available at the door or online at www.theschoolhouseplayers.org. Prepaid groups of 12 or more are discounted $1 per ticket.

Also in the cast is Emily’s sister, Brenna, as “Juliette”. Ten additional adorable girls from Jefferson, Johnson, and Washington counties complete the cast. Daina Lloyd, mother of the Lloyd girls, organized a group of Millen seniors, veterans of the shuttered textile mill, to fashion costumes for the “12 little girls in two straight lines.” When you add in adult actors, choreographer, set designer, and the other talents for a regional production of this size, you certainly need a sponsor. Citizens Bank of the South fills that slot.

Fowler’s Tony Award performance in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express set him on the path of an international career. A veteran Broadway star and twelve of the cutest little Georgia girls you’ll ever see take the stage in The Schoolhouse Players’ production of the musical Madeline’s Christmas. The show is based on the beloved children’s book of the same name, which has become a Yuletide classic.

Director Roger Burge emphasizes, “This is a regional production of a family musical that’s funny, as well as inspiring for all ages. Tickets would make an excellent Christmas present…hint, hint, hint.”

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