BWW Review: HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS at The Palace Theater

BWW Review: HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS at The Palace Theater

From the moment you set foot in the theater, you feel Christmas. The giant nut cracker that greets you as you walk through the foyer is an outright invitation to enter a new world, a happier time and a place of peace and joy.

The entire experience is downhome friendly, from the chef introducing the scrumptious meal, to the servers, making sure your evening is amazing, with genuine care. The food was tasty and filling, and the chef visited every table to ensure every guest had the finest dining experience.

The talent in this show is incredible! The choreography was tight and a delight to watch. The vocals were spot on and the arrangement of the musical score a great mix between traditional and newly fresh takes on the old classics.

The best part for me was the Nativity scene, where upon Joseph and Mary clad in traditional garb silently enter the stage to the hauntingly goose bump inducing, "Mary Did You Know' sung to perfection by Jamie Michael Parnell. After the arrival of the wise men, and an angel the piece wound down with a beautifully choregraphed "Hark the Harold Angels Sing" complete with American Sign Language.

Everyone else around me seemed to enjoy all parts equally. At times there was raucous laughter as Santa (Jeff March) and Mrs. Claus (Regina Harbour) engaged in banter. While admittedly, it was a bit hokey for this reviewer, everyone in the audience was engaged and having a great time, so much so that at times the family directly behind me sang along.

Not only was it all in all a great and professional performance, but it was also an amazingly communal experience.

Take the family, take the parents, this is a fantastic all-ages show. The show runs Nov 9th through Dec 29th, Wed, Thu,& Sun. 1 p.m. : Fri & Sat. 7 p.m..

Fri & Sat. 7 p.m. Palace Theater is proud to present Holly Jolly Christmas playing November 9 through December 29, 2018. The show combines traditional Christmas songs, humor, and dazzling choreography that is sure to put you in the Holiday spirit.

Ticket prices range between $22.95 -$52.95. Tickets are available at or (608) 253-4000. Bring out the holiday spirit with this most enjoyable musical filled with dancing, holiday favorites, and a visit from the big guy in red himself! You'll be welcomed by Mr. and Mrs. Claus, travel around the wide world of holiday cheer with Christmas in Killarney and Feliz Navidad. See how special the holidays are at home with Merry Christmas With Love, The Christmas Song and then see Christmas through the eyes of a child. There's a lot of dancing with Jingle Bell Rock, Blue Christmas (so you know who might show up!), I Got My Love to Keep Me Warm and more. We guarantee this show will make your holiday holly-er, jolly-er, merrier, and brighter! The Palace Theater production is directed by Seth Reines, with Musical Direction by JR McAlexander, and Choreography by Lauran Stanis. Holly Jolly Christmas features scenic design by Michael Nedza. Costume design by Seth Reines & JR McAlexander; lighting design by Sue Ellen Berger; Sound Design by Eric Glazewski; and Stage Management by Margaret Bystrek.

Holly Jolly Christmas Performance Schedule: Wed,Thur,& Sun. 1 p.m. Fri & Sat. 7 p.m. Recommended Ages: 6 and up. Running Time: 2 hours Tickets for Holly Jolly Christmas are priced from $22.95-$55.95 (including dinner packages), with children under 12 at $27.95, Active Military, Local, and Group discounts available. Group rates are available for groups of 15 or more. Please call 608-253-9000 for Group Sales. To reserve tickets, please call the Palace Theater Box Office at 608-253-4000 or visit for more information. -more564 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy South Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 608-253-4000 | Contact: Mitch Stanek 608-253-4000 x107 |

About The Palace Theater The Palace Theater is a state-of-the-art, theater destination, producing classic Broadway musicals, as well as bringing to life many of your favorite Disney classics and Tribute Artists. The Palace Theater will produce an annual subscription series of three to four family-friendly shows, while serving a sumptuous meal or snack. The Palace Theater is a wonderful value for the entire family, and will build extraordinary memories to be cherished forever! The Palace Theater, Wisconsin Dells' newest professional theater is located at 564 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy South, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. The Palace Theater is a state-of-the-art, 700-seat, regional theater destination that produces classic American musicals in a style and quality consistent with that of Broadway. The Palace Theater produces a number of family-friendly, classic musical revivals annually, while serving a full meal included in the ticket price. With an ideal location across the street from the Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort, the country's largest waterpark resort, the Palace Theater is likely to become a major cultural and tourism attraction for the Dells' 5 million annual visitors. The community of Wisconsin Dells is predominantly comprised of the City of Wisconsin Dells and the Village of Lake Delton. Its roots as a tourism community date back more than 150 years when the first visitors came for scenic tours of the Wisconsin River with towering sandstone cliffs hugging its shores. Today, Wisconsin Dells is widely recognized as "The Waterpark Capital of the World!®"

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