Three performances of the holiday favorite, ‘Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus’ will be hosted at the Gallo Center for the Arts, with opening night on Friday, Dec. 13. Performances will be in the Foster Family Theater and include a 7:30 p.m. show on Friday, Dec. 13 with 3 p.m. shows on Saturday, Dec. 14 and Sunday, Dec. 15.
Christmas Eve, 1897, New York City. Eight-year-old Virginia is left pondering Santa’s existence after a series of unhappy events. Meanwhile, a young newspaper editor also struggles against tough holiday times as he is faced with losing his job. The spirit of Christmas is about to bring these people together, creating in the process an unforgettable and cherished part of classic Christmas folklore. Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus was written by Jamie Gorski. Kimberly Ogden directs the show.
Come early for the Sunday performance and meet Santa.
Santa Claus will be on site at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15, for pre-show pictures in the Marie Damrell Gallo Grand Lobby. This event is free and open to all ‘Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus’ ticket holders.
The program is sponsored in remembrance of Bette Belle Smith.