2018-12-05 / Front Page

The magic of Madeline returns!


The stars of Madeline’s Christmas are Emily Lloyd as Miss Clavel), Adalyn Downs as Madeline , and Bethany Rodgers as Mrs. Murphy. (Photo contributed) The stars of Madeline’s Christmas are Emily Lloyd as Miss Clavel), Adalyn Downs as Madeline , and Bethany Rodgers as Mrs. Murphy. (Photo contributed) Millen’s Emily Lloyd moves from the title role in The Schoolhouse Players’ production Madeline’s Christmas into the grown-up role of Miss Clavel. In fact, the talented young lady has been in other Schoolhouse Player’s shows.

This time she has new costumes, enhanced sets and a cast featuring both new and seasoned performers. On top of all that, the story’s magician, Harsha, has a new trick or two up his sleeve.

Director Roger Burge says, “Our future goal is for Madeline to become an every-year-or-so bonus show – not part of our regular season. You see, Madeline offers so many special opportunities for young girls to stretch their wings, build confidence by working with the highly skilled vocal, acting and dance coaches, that we bring in for this show. There are few places in Georgia where youngsters can receive real depth of training and experience, without have to pay for their coaching. This is just one of many things that make our little regional theater special. Come see how talented Emily and these youngster are!”

This funny, touching family musical is sponsored by Citizens Bank of the South. The Players deeply appreciate the bank’s assistance in bringing live theater to Middle East Georgia.

Performances are November 30 and December 1,7,8, and 9. Show-times are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Performances are in the Mancin Auditorium, Bartow Community Center.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. Tickets are available at the door or online at: theschoolhouseplayers@gmail.com. For group reservations, please call 706-576-1816. Prepaid groups of 12 or more are discounted $1 per ticket.

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