A Cardboard Christmas

Did you ever wonder about the origins of the Christmas carols we sing every year? A.D. Players has the answer to many of these questions with its production of A Cardboard Christmas. Kevin Dean, director of the holiday play, says the show incorporates three things most people use to celebrate the season: music, stories and the Gospel. Many holiday songs are about the birth of Jesus. “And the stories behind these songs are equally compelling,” Dean tells us. The cast includes a mother, her talented son and a mysterious stranger.

A Cardboard Christmas previews at 7:30 p.m. November 25 and 26; regular performances are 7:30 p.m Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays and November 13, 17 and 20. Through December 23. 2710 West Alabama. For information, call 713-526-2721 or visit adplayers.org. $20 to $40.
Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Starts: Nov. 27. Continues through Dec. 23, 2014

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