Christmas is a special time of year—families gather together, gifts are exchanged, and trees finally have a purpose. Celebrate the season with this GrouponLive deal to see Macy’s Yes, Virginia: The Musical by Rising Stars Performing Arts Company at the Paramount Center for the Arts. Although the Paramount Center is currently closed, the stage will be open for this performance only. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get general admission for two adults (up to a $50 value).
- For $35, you get general admission for two adults and up to three children (up to a $95 value).<p>
For either option, choose from the following performances:
- Saturday, December 22, at 2 p.m.
- Saturday, December 22, at 6 p.m.
- Sunday, December 23, at 6 p.m.<p>
Doors open 30 minutes before each show. Each show is approximately 60 minutes long.
In 1897, precocious 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon proved once and for all that Christmas miracles do happen. A letter she sent to the Sun happened to catch the eye of the paper’s editor, Civil War veteran Francis Church, and his response has touched the hearts and ignited the holiday spirits of generations of kids, adults, and grinches in the century that followed. In association with Make-A-Wish, Macy’s Believe foundation has put together a brand-new musical version of the story written specifically for schoolchildren, which includes songs by Macy’s Emmy Award-winning songwriters. In this imagining, Virginia writes to Mr. Church after having her faith cast into doubt by neighborhood rich kid Charlotte. Her festive friend Ollie claims to have seen the jelly-bellied holiday spirit raising money for charity down in the square, but this bearded benefactor seems a little too scrawny to be legitimate. While she waits for the truth from the authorities, Virginia must ask herself whether Santa Claus might be something more than just a guy with awesome pets and a terrible real-estate agent.
Rising Stars Performing Arts Company
Rising Stars Performing Arts Company founder and artistic director Laura A. Rizzo knows firsthand the benefits of a performing arts education. Wielding a master’s degree in educational theater and dance from New York University as well as experience on and off Broadway, she has helmed more than 130 children’s shows in which she's helped youngsters develop social skills, increase their community awareness, and spice up dinner conversation with iambic pentameter. Rizzo and her staff of instructors from diverse performance backgrounds lead students toward their artistic goals, whether they dream of dancing competitively or joining the cast of a Broadway musical.