The Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars will present their annual Holiday Spectacular on December 7 at 7:30 p.m. and December 8 at 2:00 p.m. Audiences will experience an exciting musical showcase of song and dance performed to favorite holiday tunes. Performances take place at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave in Drexel Hill.
Everyone in the family is invited to enjoy fast-paced, high energy production, chock-full of favorite holiday numbers performed by extremely talented teen singers and dancers, and complete with sparkling costumes, festive music, and a set decorated with Christmas trees, shiny-wrapped presents, and snow! The performers will share heartwarming holiday memories and there may even be a visit from Santa Claus himself!
Tickets for this production are affordable ranging from $10 to $14 and may bepurchased at udpac.org or by calling the box office at 610.622.1189. Proceeds from ticket sales support the Shooting Stars outreach program, entertaining senior citizens throughout the region. The performance is approximately 90 minutes, including intermission. Parking is free.
The Shooting Stars’ Holiday Spectacular features some of the most talented young artists in the region performing energetic renditions of holiday favorites. Toe-tapping songs include “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Do You Hear What I Hear?,” “Carol of the Bells,” “Run-Run Rudolph,” “What Will Santa Claus Say?” “Frosty the Snowman,” a medley of songs from the hit Broadway musical “Elf,” and many more!
Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars director, Kevin Dietzler, spoke about the magic of this production. “The energy and joy that the Shooting Stars spread to our audiences is captivating and will send everyone home feeling the true excitement and warmth of this wonderful season,” stated Kevin. “More than just singing and dancing, the Holiday Spectacular is an opportunity for families to share in an exciting and entertaining tradition that will create special memories for years to come.”
Recently featured on TV performing in the 6ABC Thanksgiving Day parade, the over 30 Shooting Stars members from Upper Darby Summer Stageare ambassadors of the program all year long. Selected by audition, the members rehearse several hours every week and participate for the pure joy of performing. In addition to performances at Walt Disney World, Longwood Gardens, “Hairspray Live” at the Kimmel Center, and at Delaware County’s Rose Tree Park Summer Festival, the Shooting Stars take their shows on the road to entertain the elderly throughout the Delaware Valley.
The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center and Upper Darby Summer Stage are jointly sponsored by the Upper Darby School District Board of School Directors and Upper Darby Township Mayor and Council through the Department of Recreation and Leisure Services.
For more information about the Shooting Stars’ Holiday Spectacular and other productions at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center visit udpac.org.