Sights & Sounds of Christmas Dec. 18, 2022
December 18$10 – $30
Our Sights & Sounds of Christmas Show will present a phenomenal holiday-themed event with a spectacular light show and music.
Sights & Sounds of Christmas at the Franco Center Dec. 18
LEWISTON— “Make it a holiday tradition to visit the Franco Center each year for our spectacular Christmas show,” said Elaine Roop, the nonprofit’s board president. “Our show has all the best sights and sounds of the season all rolled into one magical live production.”
With a show at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, the Franco Center’s beautiful Performance Hall stage will be the scene of holiday-themed performances, music, and a light show.
Franco Center Production Director Hodgkin described the overall emphasis on an old-fashioned homestyle Christmas. “If you are looking to get in the holiday spirit, don’t miss this show,” said Hodgkin.
Dramatical Christmas readings and skits featuring Emily Boyd, Michelle Breton, Pam Bryant, and Holden Gray are planned. Musical performances will include Emma Encarnacion, Jackie Preston, Ross Cunningham, Hodgkin, and Theresa Cormier. The Dance Center students will perform scenes from The Nutcracker and Frozen 2. Throughout the event several musical pieces will be accompanied by a holiday light show. A live radio show will be dramatized by Carla Rose Dubois, David Hanright, Randy Hunt, and Bob LeBlanc. Several songs will be for the audience to sing along with the performers.
The Franco Center will be brimming with Christmas decorations, more than a dozen lit Christmas trees, holiday lights and music, throughout its building. “Make time for your loved ones this season and attend our spectacular Christmas show,” said Roop.
Tickets for the Franco Center’s Sights & Sounds of Christmas Show range from $10-$30. Tickets can be purchased online at www.francocenter.org/shows or by phone at 207-689-2000. Tickets can also be purchased in person at our box office between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Support for this Christmas event comes from Skelton Taintor & Abbott, Norway Savings Bank, Berman & Simmons, Maple Way Dental Care, Bennett Radio Group, Sun Journal, Turner Publishing, and Uncle Andy’s Digest.
The Franco Center is at 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. Parking is available in the mill lot. The building is handicap accessible on the Lincoln St. Alley side.
5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022 matinee show.
Advance: Adults $15-$25
Door: Adults $20-$30
THANK YOU TO THESE SPECIAL PEOPLE for their work on Sights & Sounds of Christmas:
Melissa Hodgkin – Stage Manager
Allison Marston – Assistant Stage Manager
Jake Hodgkin – Director and Lighting Designer
Sarah Greaton – Lighting Designer Assistant and Operator
Sue Chinnock – Spotlight Operator
Justin Dube – Sound Designer
Joanna Frost – Microphone Manager
Sights & Sounds of Christmas Part I
Welcome to the Franco Center introduction by Elaine Roop
Christmas reading by Emily Boyd and Michelle Breton
Christmas Singalong for Audience
Dahoo Doris from “The Grinch” drama
Light Show set to Music
“What Child is This?” by Theresa Cormier
“The Nutcracker” scene performed by The Dance Center students
“Mary, Did You Know?” by Emma Encarnacion on piano
The Ebenezer Effect radio show skit by Randy Hunt and others
“Love Came Down” by Jackie Preston
“The Peace Carol” by Kathy Amsden and Karen Flynn
Ross Cunningham musical piece on guitar
Sights & Sounds of Christmas Part 2
Holiday reading by Emily Boyd and Pam Bryant
Dasher’s Radio Theater Ensemble comedy skit from the original
series Frank & Beans! featuring CarlaRose Dubois, David Hanright,
Randy Hunt, and Bob Leblanc
“Into the Unknown” from “Frozen 2” performed by students from
The Dance Center
“Hallelujah” sung by Jackie Preston with Jake Hodgkin on piano
“Silent Night” by Michelle Breton
Reading by Emily Boyd and Ross Cunningham
Holiday song sung by Karen Flynn and Kathy Amsden
“Where Are You Christmas?” by Theresa Cormier
Thank you from Show Director Jake Hodgkin
Final Light Show set to Music
Final Bows accompanied by singalong to
“We Wish You a Merry Christmas”
END OF SHOW