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December 13, 2007

Zion church presents 'Truck Stop Christmas'

Zion United Church of Christ presents a musical drama staged as a live radio show which explores the birth story at the heart of Christmas.

Four friends meet in Mabel's truck stop diner for coffee and conversation. The talk turns to Christmas and to the original story of the birth of Jesus. Teenage mother? Astrologers? Death? Taxes? It's all there in this story of the birth of Jesus, along with audience carol-singing.

"Truck Stop Christmas" is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Zion United Church of Christ, 201 N. Potomac St. in Hagerstown. Admission is free; the public is invited. A reception follows the show.

For more information, call the church at 301-739-7244.

Way Off Broadway singers perform at National Christmas Tree ceremony

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre and Children's Theatre was involved with festivities on Dec. 6 for the lighting of the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse in Washington, D.C.


This was the fifth year Way Off Broadway has participated in the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

For this year's celebration, the 84th tree lighting ceremony, Way Off Broadway sent Victorian-themed carolers to perform during the show before the tree lighting. Other performers at the ceremony included country singer Sara Evans, Broadway stars Julian Ivey and Brad Oscar and 15-year-old opera sensation Holly Stell. The evening concluded with the lighting of the National Tree by President Bush.

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