LEWISTON—The Gendron Franco Center will host its Franco Winter Extravaganza fundraiser on Dec. 17, in its upstairs Performance Hall, complete with a holiday light show, live music, and performance dance.  

The lineup of musical superstars features Sierra Harris, a 19-year-old performer from Newburyport, Massachusetts, who is the lead singer in the band Clockwork. Other song performers include Anthony Cavallaro and Julia Hamilton. 

Dance/tumbler performers include Payton Harris, Natalie Seed, Jacey Joyce, Violet Harris, and Lyla Harris. 

“We appreciate the support for this event from Diane at Champoux Insurance,” said Penny Drumm, GFC administrator. “Community members looking for exciting holiday entertainment reap the benefits of this support, too.” 

Extravaganza patrons will get to experience the holiday-themed light show complete with immersive state-of-the-art technology from the comfort of cushioned seats in the former St. Mary’s Church that the Gendron Franco Center calls its home. Joe Strout, production manager, is the technician behind the events at the performing arts center. 

“The best way for me to describe The Franco Winter Extravaganza is that it is similar to a Trans Siberian Orchestra light show, with video mapping, mixed with a traditional Christmas show,” said Strout.  

The Franco Winter Extravaganza will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, in the upstairs Performance Hall. Reserved seating. Advance tickets: $25 per adult; $15 per kid 12/under. Tickets at the door: $30 per adult; $20 per kid 12/under.  

Order tickets at www.francocenter.org or 207-689-2000. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Gendron Franco Center and its mission to preserve its home in the former St. Mary’s Church and to bring the best in arts and entertainment to the community. The Gendron Franco Center is at 46 Cedar St. In Lewiston. 

The Gendron Franco Center will be the source of holiday entertainment in December including the return of a holiday-themed La Rencontre on Dec. 9, and The Franco Winter Extravaganza on Dec. 17 and 18. Joe Strout, production manager at the Center, tests the audio equipment that will be used for the Extravaganza light show. (GFC photo)