Thursday, November 26, 2009
Do You See What I See?
at Salado Silver Spur Theatre
November 27 - December 19
Zany staff at WSPR-TV are tasked to 'save the day' with national Christmas Eve simulcast
The Silver Spur Theater at 108 Royal St. in historic Salado takes audiences back to the "Golden Age of Television" this Yule season with a sleigh-full of holiday hilarity in Do You See What I See, an original comedy running Nov. 27 through Dec. 19 in the renovated Sanford and Guest Granary & Feed Co., a first class, 150-seat proscenium venue between Temple and Georgetown, just off Interstate 35. Theatre patrons will be right in "the studio audience" for the music, the merriment and the memorable, mirthful staging of an "on-the-air" variety show. This seasonal scenario was conceived, written, and performed by a cast of veteran performers, continuing the Spur's tradition of homespun, heartfelt, original family entertainment.
On Christmas Eve at the small broadcast facilities of WSPR-TV, the production crew and maintenance staff are busily preparing for a live holiday simulcast with network affiliates in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. Unexpected technical difficulties place the show's success squarely on their shoulders, tasking them to present an excerpt from The Nutcracker, as well as the Canadian Brass performance. Frivolity ensues as they try to save the day and discover their own hidden talents that will bring holiday cheer for the audience and viewers. Song, satire, sentiment and slapstick are among the gifts from the Spur-radical players’ bag of goodies.
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