Libations and Other Holiday Joys

By on 20 November, 2014 in Fun, Holidays, Karren Pell with 0 Comments

Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 12.27.38 PMLook at your calendar–the holidays are shining on the horizon. Two of my favorite events are at the top of the season: Old Alabama Town Open House and Old Alabama Town Revue on December 4. If you haven’t figured it out, both events happen at Old Alabama Town!

The Old Alabama Town Open House starts at 4 p.m. and finishes with a flourish with the Old Alabama Town Revue at 7:30. Come early, stay late! The open house is free to the public and is part of Montgomery’s holiday tradition. Just come on down to in the “Living Block” and join in the fun. The buildings will be decorated in ways common in the late 1800s. Likewise, role players will wear costumes of that period. Santa will be in his famous red suit and black boots. I am told that not only will he be present, but is very willing to have his photo taken. Storytellers will hold listeners spellbound, choirs and instrumentalists will get that holiday spirit going, and cider and cookies will be available in abundance.

The Old Church will host a variety of music. The Eastmont Baptist Boys Choir will look and sing like angels at 4:15. The First Presbyterian Choir and Hand Bell Choir will ring in the season from 6:00-6:30. Then the area will be readied for the Old Alabama Town Revue. Go check out the events in the Tavern, grab a cookie (or two), and then come back at 7:30.The theme of the OAT Revue is “Libations and Other Holiday Joys,” and to that end, and also to continue accumulating material for the upcoming OAT Revue CD, Tim Henderson, Stephen Bray, and Yours Truly will sing original compositions–new seasonal renderings about holiday libations and holiday joy! Cheers ya’ll! But we won’t leave out the old faves. Toni will wow us with “Please Come Home for Christmas,” she and guest star, Bruce George, will, by popular demand, repeat last year’s performance of “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” and we’ll all join in on “Christmas in Dixie.” Greta Lambert will present a reading as only Greta can, and Tom House will continue the Christmas tradition by joining us from Nashville. Tom will join me in singing “Christmas Snow,” and is excited about performing with OAT Revue Crue members Tony Castaldo, Marty Martin, and the ever popular Pellets.

So come to the Old Alabama Town Holiday Open House and stay for the Old Alabama Town Revue Holiday Show. Songs, stories, Santa, crafts, music, history — so many wonderful things! A great time will be had by all.

Karren Pell is a writer, teacher, and performer who lives with her husband, Tim Henderson, and an assortment of cats and dogs in Capitol Heights. She is the author of three books. Her musical compositions range from commercial songs to theatrical works, with five musical adaptations to her credit.

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