The VIBE Music Center will bring toys to life Dec. 6 when it presents its holiday show in the Art Fuller Auditorium at Kennewick High.
“It’s a well-known fact that at some point between the time good children go to sleep on Christmas Eve and the time they wake Christmas morning, all those toys underneath the tree come alive and have a little party all their own,” said Megan Openshaw, director of the musical troupe.
To keep that spirit alive, VIBE will bring those toys to life starting at 6:30 p.m., serving up some of its own holiday magic with Toys! The Night They Come Alive.
Tickets to the show are $10 for general admission or $15 for VIP seating and are available at the VIBE office, 4000 W. Clearwater Ave., or by calling 509-572-2555.
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“I am super excited about this show,” Openshaw said. “We have a 65-member cast.”
The musical theater production was written by composers John Jacobson and John Higgins and follows all those toys waiting for children under the Christmas tree. There will be soldiers marching, princess dolls preening, marionettes dancing on strings, loveable teddy bears dancing the tango and rag dolls that rock and roll.
The VIBE cast, which ranges in age from 5 to 18, will portray all the toys singing a selection of holiday favorites. Though the show is a musical, there is some dialogue throughout the scenes, Openshaw said.
VIBE is a nonprofit community show choir comprised of students from the Tri-Cities and Burbank who sing, dance and act. The agency offers students of all ages voice, guitar and piano lessons as well as the opportunity to experience musical theater. For more information, go to http://tricityvibe.com.