Moonshine & Mistletoe: An Appalachian Christmas Tale


Presented by Garden Theatre
Produced by Victory Productions and Jessica Huckabey Theatricals

Book by DJ Salisbury
Arrangements by Larry Moore

November 24 – December 23, 2023

Previews: Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 7:30 pm
Thursday – Saturday at 7:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday at 2:00 pm
Sundays Nov. 26, Dec. 3, Dec. 10 at 6:00 pm
Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 12:30 pm
Wednesdays, Dec. 6, Dec. 13, Dec. 20 at 7:30 pm
Fridays, Dec. 15, Dec. 22 at 2:00 pm

Performance with Audio Description: Sunday, Dec. 10 at 2:00 pm

The Ballards, Lessy Boy and Curleen, welcome family and friends into their Appalachian mountain home to celebrate Christmas Day. In the midst of the Great Depression, they have no gifts to exchange, but instead, they share their love of Appalachian hymns and carols. Unexpectedly, the Ballard’s son who’d left the fold to escape a certain fate in the coal mines returns to make amends with his parents. With him is his very-soon-to-be-a-mother wife. Though Curleen seems incapable of negotiating a peaceful reconciliation with her son, a Christmas miracle opens up a new possibility of forgiveness. Moonshine & Mistletoe is a musical valentine to a bygone era and is a wholesome holiday theatrical event for the entire family. 

Rated G; This show is suitable for the whole family.

This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support for Garden Theatre is provided by generous individual donors and United Arts of Central Florida, your local agency for the arts.

November 24 @ 12:00 — December 23 @ 11:45
12:00 am

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