Join us at the CAM on December 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th for Welcome To Virginia, a holiday musical by Cameron Kent!
It’s Christmas Eve, and the interstate in Virginia has closed due to major snowstorms. Frank, a brash billionaire businessman, and his secretary Kristine – who’s not the “sharpest bulb on the tree” – are forced to seek shelter in a highway rest area. They are soon joined by Tom, a hitchhiking wannabe country music singer, and Mary Beth, a young, very pregnant widow. Of course, Charlie, the rest area janitor, is stuck there even though he just wants to get home to dinner.
But this special night has much in store for all of them. Frank, who describes himself perfectly in his song, “Money- Making Machine,” is used to having his own way, but, as he speaks with Mary Beth, who mourns her late husband in “My Precious Earl,” and as he chats with Tom, who displays his musical talents in “Redneck Christmas,” something wonderful starts to happen. Frank reconnects with his younger, enthusiastic self and helps them find earthly solutions to their problems, and their shared feelings about the true meaning of Christmas help Frank connect to his spiritual self. Even Kristine shows her true grit helping Mary Beth have her baby, aptly named Virginia. Beautiful songs “Weary Traveler” and “Five Golden Rings” add the perfect finishing touch.
With echoes of It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol, and the original Christmas story, this musical with 11 songs is uplifting, poignant and laugh out loud funny. You’ll leave the theatre filled with the true spirit of Christmas!
Welcome to Virginia, which is produced by special arrangement with Eldridge Publishing Company, is approximately an hour and 35 minutes long.
Due to some adult themes such as PTSD, Welcome to Virginia is rated PG-13. This small adult cast of 6 is sure to put you in the Christmas spirit in an intimate setting! Performances are scheduled for December 1-3 at 7:00 p.m. and December 4th at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 each for adults and $12 each for children.