MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS with Wayne Alan Set for Historic North Theatre, 12/21-28

MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS with Wayne Alan Set for Historic North Theatre, 12/21-28

The Magic of Christmas Magic Show starring World Champion Illusionist Wayne Alan will appear live on stage this Saturday and next Friday and Saturday at the Historic North Theatre in Danville, VA. It is an exciting yet heart warming magic and illusion show themed around Christmas. This holiday show which is full of family fun has not only amazing magic but also great music, including many of your favorite sacred and secular holiday songs. Add lots of good clean comedy to the show, and you have the perfect family entertainment. Christianity, the real meaning of Christmas is woven throughout the show. For the first time this year and soon to become a Danville tradition, the show will close with the theatre's classic portrayal of the nativity live on stage. The production is inspired by the famous Christmas show at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Performance dates and times are: Saturday, Dec. 21 at 8:00 PM, Friday, Dec. 27 at 8:00 PM and Saturday, Dec. 28 at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Tickets are $30.00 front orchestra, $25.00 middle orchestra, $20.00 back orchestra and $10.00 for the back row. Children 12 or under are half price. Discounts for groups are available. Tickets can be purchased on the theatre's website: or by calling the box office at 434-793-SHOW (7469).

The show features 17 dancers from the Danville Academy of Dance Concert Dancers and The Historic North Theatre Christmas Carolers. The show is under the direction of Mimi Johnson Grubb. This wonderful production emphasizes throughout the show that Jesus is the reason for the season. Opening night's audience unanimously declared it a wonderful show. One comment, "It is a great family show that Danville really needs." Another comment, "It was the most beautiful living nativity I have ever seen."

The Historic North Theatre originally opened on August 25, 1947 as Danville's finest movie and vaudeville house but closed in the 1970's. In 2005 over 3.5 million dollars was spent on the restoration of the charming theatre with 500 seats including a full balcony. The theatre operated for 5 years but closed in 2010 and was put up for sale. Celebrity magician Wayne Alan, America's Only World Champion Illusionist, ( ) discovered it and bought it on Friday the 13th, 2012. He saved it from being converted to another use or possibly being demolished.

Under Mr. Alan's ownership the performing arts complex now includes the Main Theatre, Balcony Mini Theatre, Restaurant & Bar, Art Gallery, Gift Shop and the Celebrity B&B which includes the Frank Sinatra Room, the Marilyn Monroe Room and the Nat King Cole Room. The theatre also books top celebrity touring concerts, Broadway musicals, other productions, festivals and special events. The goal is to provide top quality, wholesome and family friendly entertainment. Mr. Alan said, "We will strive to live up to the North's first advertisement in the 1947 newspaper: "Visit Danville's new and finest theatre for the best in entertainment."

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