November 26, 2018
CONTACT: Manda Costoulas
MARIETTA - This winter, The Strand will be bringing back holiday favorites like A Christmas Tradition, Christmas Royal Tea and Grand Yuletide Ball, It’s A Wonderful Life movie marathon, as well as the return of last year’s sell-out special Strand Ole Opry’s Country Christmas. All shows run in December and are on sale now.
Strand Ole Opry's Country Christmas | Saturday, December 7 @ 8:00pm
A down-home bluegrass concert of holiday music performed on the banjo, fiddle, guitar, bass, and washboard. A band of merry singers and traditional southern storytellers invite patrons onto The Strand’s metaphorical ‘back porch’ to bring a little twang to the tinsel season. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 the day of.
A Christmas Tradition | December 14 - 23, 2018
A high energy holiday song and dance musical revue featuring costumed singers and dancers performing both traditional and funky Christmas favorites, A Christmas Tradition is a great way for the entire family to get together and get into the holiday spirit. Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for seniors, students, and military.
Show Dates: Friday, Dec. 14 @ 8pm; Saturday, Dec. 15 @ 8pm; Sunday, Dec. 16 @ 3pm; Friday, Dec 21 @ 8pm; Saturday Dec. 22 @ 3pm & 8pm, and Sunday Dec. 23 @ 3pm.
Christmas Royal Tea and Grand Yuletide Ball | December 15 - 23, 2018
A royal Christmas experience for kids filled with decadent sweets, tea and juice, a visit from the Prince and Princess of the Grand Yuletide Ball, and a Nutcracker dance performance by the Georgia Metropolitan Dance Theatre's sugarplum dancers. Tickets include a gift bag of goodies for our young guests. Limited space available. Tickets are $15.
Show Dates: Saturday, December 15 @ 11:00am & 1:00pm; Saturday, December 22 @ 11:00am & 1:00pm; Sunday, December 23 @ 1:00pm
It's a Wonderful Life Movie Marathon | Thurs, December 20
The Strand continues its tradition of playing It’s a Wonderful Life on the big screen all day on the Thursday before Christmas. Fuzzy pajamas are encouraged and popcorn and drinks will be served. Get there 15 minutes before showtime for a holiday preshow and sing-along on the Mighty Allen Theatre Organ. Tickets are $8 for adults and $7 for seniors, students, and military.
Showtimes: 12:00pm, 2:45pm, 6:00pm, & 9:15pm
The NYE Royalty Show: A Tribute to Prince & Queen | Monday, December 31 @ 9pm
The Georgia Players Guild will ring in the new year with a tribute concert honoring the musical legacy of Prince and rock supergroup Queen. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 starting on December 25.
ABOUT THE STRAND
The historic Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre is a multi-use performing arts and events facility. The theatre is governed by the Friends of The Strand, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and depends on the financial support of private and corporate donors. It is The Strand’s mission to serve the community with cultural entertainment for a diverse audience and to promote economic health in the City of Marietta and Cobb County. For more information and tickets, visit www.earlsmithstrand.org or the box office at 770-293-0080 or 117 North Park Square, Marietta, 30060. Box office hours are from 11AM-6PM, Monday through Friday, and 9AM-12PM on Saturdays. The box office opens two hours before showtime.