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    Get into the holiday spirit by caroling with the Sanders Family Christmas, now playing at Derby Dinner Playhouse.  

    Sanders Family Christmas performances will take place most days from Nov. 15-Dec. 31.  Evening shows will start at 7:45 p.m. with buffet starting at 6 p.m.  Sunday matinees will begin at 1:30 p.m. with buffet starting at 11:45 a.m.  Wednesday matinees will go on at 1 p.m. with buffet starting at 11:45 a.m.  All performances will go on at Derby Dinner Playhouse, located at 525 Marriott Drive in Clarksville, IN.  

    Single ticket prices depend on the show.  Shows on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday evening are $39 per person, Friday evening shows are $40, Saturday evening shows are $43, Sunday matinees are $35, and Wednesday matinees are $34 per person.  All tickets can be purchased at the Derby Dinner website, the Derby Dinner box office, or by calling the box office at 812-288-8281.

    The boys are getting sent off to WWII in Sanders Family Christmas, including one member of the Sanders family.  Before that happens, however, the family will perform Christmas carols and other classic holiday tunes at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, home of Reverend Oglethorpe.

    Christmas classics to be performed include Joy to the World, Angels We Have Heard on High, Christmas in the Mountains, and Christmas Time's a Comin.  

    The Sanders Family Christmas cast includes Cary Wiger as Pastor Mervin Oglethorpe, Paul Kerr as Burl Sanders, Rita Thomas as Vera Sanders, Janet Essenpreis as June Sanders, Tina Jo Wallace as Denise Sanders, Bill Hanna as Dennis Sanders, and Scott Bradley as Uncle Stanley.  Bekki Jo Schneider directed the Connie Ray/Alan Bailey-created production.

    During Sanders Family Christmas's run, Derby Dinner Playhouse will also present the children's theatre production of A Velveteen Rabbit Christmas.  Performances for that show will begin on Nov. 19.  More information on any Derby Dinner show can be found at its website.  

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    A near life-long resident of Louisville, Brian has written for since spring 2010. He has also written for various publications and online sites, including the Mount Vernon Democrat and Louisville Catholic Sports. Brian spends most of his free time enjoying the theatre scene, hanging out at the nearest coffee shop, and enjoying life.

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