Christmas Kaleidoscope

Robert McFletcher Jones sings "Joy to the World" in TLP's production of Christmas Kaleidoscope with dancers Victoria Madden and Emily Kramm. Christmas Kaleidoscope runs through Sunday, Dec. 15, at the playhouse.

Featuring over 30 Christmas songs and holiday comedy, the TLP cast of singers, dancers and musicians are presenting an unforgettable holiday experience with TLP's flair for production.

Last Christmas, TLP presented Christmas Kaleidoscope at Henry's Double K in Mount Carroll. Theater-goers were treated to a musical, comedy and variety show with over 30 great Christmas songs.

This season, with the winterization of the theater, TLP has moved the Christmas show to the TLP campus. With the move to the Playhouse, TLP has been able to expand the production to a full-fledged Timber Lake extravaganza.

Creator and director Dan Danielowski describes the show as "...part concert and part spectacle, part Broadway and part Branson. This show will even put Scrooge and The Grinch in the Christmas Spirit!"

“When you pull up to the theater, you'll be greeted with the nearly 10,000 lights decorating the trees in front of the theater,” said Danielowski. “The lobby will be filled with the sights and smells of Christmas, and the theater is festooned in Christmas décor. This show is perfect for the whole family and every audience.”

The 10 musicians on stage will create the "Big Band" sound in support of the 10 performers singing and dancing to “Let it Snow,” “I'll Be Home For Christmas,” “Oh Holy Night,” “Joy to the World” and more of the Christmas songs everyone has come to love.

"Christmas Kaleidoscope marks the first time TLP will be producing a show in the winter at the playhouse," said TLP Artistic Director, Paul Stancato. "With our new lobby and ability to heat the theater, we are excited to continue to bring our audiences spectacular shows this winter."

Christmas Kaleidoscope is directed by Danielowski and choreographed by choreographer and dancer, Michael Jones, with music direction by Lee Harris, both making their TLP debut.

It features singers Katherine Herbert, Annie Etchison, Luis Herrea and Robert McFletcher-Jones; dancers Kayah Alexandra Franklin, Emily Kramm and Victoria Madden; pianist Hale Guyer; and comedian Ben Marshall. McFletcher-Jones and Marshall return from last Christmas's show at Henry's Double K in Mount Carroll.

Christmas Kaleidoscope runs through Sunday, Dec. 15. Santa Claus will make an appearance prior to the Saturday matinees for pictures and treats with the kids.

Tickets are available online at www.timberlakeplayhouse.org or by calling the box office at 815-244-2035. Box office hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and until intermission on show days.