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LampLight Theatre brings you 'Home for the Holidays'

COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTOR • Oct 14, 2015 at 3:30 PM

KINGSPORT — LampLight Theatre is gearing up for the holidays with its heartwarming musical, “Home for the Holidays”.

The new production is a musical revue of the 1940s holiday classics and follows a storyline of faith and family.

While portraying the struggles of families during wartime, this musical is a yarn of true courage and inspiration.

“Home for the Holidays” follows the tale of two young men, Randall Garrett and Clay Starnes, as they leave their families to serve in the war. Like most families during World War II, Randall’s sister and Clay’s fiance, Julie Starnes, Randall's mother, Clara, and the rest of the family eagerly huddle around the radio for updates and wait in anticipation for their soldiers’ return.

News comes of a surprise attack near the boys’ unit — later named the Battle of the Bulge. A heavy hush falls on the families of these young soldiers.

The Annual Holiday Radio Show is held in honor of the troops, and soldiers’ families are invited to be a part of the live audience. Here we are entertained with some of our Christmas favorites from talented performers of the era. Hopes are stirred and hearts are warmed at the events that take place during the radio show. We can only hope for our soldiers’ safe return “home for the holidays.”

Performances for “Home for the Holidays” will be held Nov. 6-8, Nov. 13-14, Nov. 20-22 and Nov. 27-29.

Show times are 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays with additional matinee performances on Saturdays at 2 p.m. and on Sundays at 3 p.m.

Doors will open one hour prior to performances.

A suggested donation for each performance is $10 for adults; $5 for students; and free for children 5 years of age and younger.

A love offering will be taken at each production. Reservations may be made by calling the LampLight box office at (423)343-1766, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online at www.lamplighttheatre.com.

In honor of Veterans Day and the content of this show, LampLight will offer free admission to all veterans and active and reserve military members to any performance of “Home for the Holidays”.

LampLight Theatre is located 140 Broad Street, Kingsport.

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