A Christmas Carol: Perfect for Kicking Off Our 2010 Holiday Season

With Ashley home for her first Thanksgiving break from college, my Mom treated all the girls in the family who were around, to downtown Glasgow, KY to see "A Christmas Carol". 

We love live theater and it's the perfect way to kick off our 2010 holiday season. 

Just as much as it is fun to see the play live, so it is to be experiencing it from the Historic Plaza Theater. 

Here's just a tad bit history:

Because of the proximity to Nashville, many country music artist appeared at the Plaza.  Minnie Pearl, Loretta Lynn, the Carter Family, Flatt and Scruggs, Porter Wagoner, and Dolly Parton were among those who performed here.

Not all headliners were from country music.  Dinah Shore, Roy Rogers, and Gene Autry were among others who visited the Plaza.  Gene Autry's January 15th, 1938, appearance was advertised as continuous shows from 10:30 AM to 11:30 PM. During one of these shows 3 year old Roberta Sanders responded to Gene’s invitation and went on stage with Gene and “Champion the Wonder Horse”.

On one occasion the on-stage attraction was female Siamese twins who talked of their experiences and offered musical numbers.

Throughout most of the time of its operation, the Plaza offered a different program of movies four times each week.  New movies opened each Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.  One notable exception to this pattern was the original showing of “Gone With the Wind”.  This movie opened for a seven day run on March 21, 1940. 

Learn more about this fabulous piece of theater history on their website: Plaza Theater

 

Regina, Ashley and Anna Beth

Looking forward to The Nutcracker, a family tradition…oh, the wonders and magic of Christmas!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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