DeKALB – Sara Pajor of Maple Park has been involved with more than 30 Stage Coach Players productions. Her father started performing with the group when she was 5 years old, and she performed in her first show at age 7.
Her most recent involvement is with “Tangled in Tinsel: Songs of the Season” as the show’s producer. During the show, 31 cast members will perform a cabaret featuring about 40 Christmas and holiday songs. The show runs approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes and will include an intermission.
The Stage Coach Players will perform “Tangled in Tinsel: Songs of the Season” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Stage Coach Theater, 126 S. Fifth St. in DeKalb. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $18 for seniors and children. A group rate is also available. Tickets may be purchased online at www.stagecoachers.com or by calling the box office at 815-758-1940.
Two raffles will be held at each performance: a 50/50 raffle and tickets for Stage Coach Players' summer season, worth approximately $70.
“What I love the most about the show are the different voices coming together and the harmonies that are created,” Pajor said. “I think that the audience will be blown away by the talent from the community, by local people who do this all as volunteers.”
One of the show’s three directors, Nika Morton of Montgomery, described the music as “something for everyone.”
“There will be pop songs, sacred music, holiday classics, parodies, big group songs, solos, duets and accompaniment by guitar, ukulele, violin and piano,” Morton said. “Christmas means something different to everyone, and we try to connect to with every age and every person.”
The show also will feature skits and song performances by favorite holiday characters, including The Grinch and The Chipmunks. Songs by such artists as Pentatonix, Bing Crosby, Mariah Carey, Josh Groban and David Bowie will be featured in the show.
“I think everyone will love the show, because they love the songs and they love Christmas,” said performer Cortney Newby of Elgin. “It’s almost like a variety show, with a lot of audience participation. There’s a lot of jokes and comedy. Whether you’re religious or not, the show is a lot of fun.”