It’s coming this Thursday and entirely sold out! Believe, the Johnny Stallings Arts Program (JSAP) Christmas recital, highlights our students’ captivating smiles and spirits from Dance Your Dreams! and Project UP. These boys and girls are some of the most special and unforgettable individuals you will find on stage this holiday season. As Santa's wish list fills up with requests for toys and presents, our waiting list for open seats to the show builds as well!
Haley Henderson, our artistic director, has packed the hall with gold and silver tutus, red and green bows as well as shimmering buttons and props of presents and trinkets of holly jolly! The students of JSAP can be heard all throughout the dance studio as they practice their songs, routines and lines. The lobby is garnished with garland and spruce greenery while the theatre is decked with a snowflakes and poinsettias! Our Believe stars and audience will have the best time of the year with a guaranteed white Christmas!
Sara and Olivia giggling on stage during Believe 2010.
The show will also feature Greg Screws, a Merrimack Hall favorite and news anchor at WHNT 19 News, as he sings and acts along with the kids. Our newest staff member, Kristen Wilson, will sing “The Prayer” with her father, and our volunteers will be alongside each student to assist them in every way. Although there are plenty of wonderful, classic Christmas plays, concerts and musicals to see around town, Believe is a jingle of its own.
The Johnny Stallings Arts Program has received a tremendous amount of support this year from the community, state and even nation! Grants, donations and box office proceeds make Believe possible. As we say goodbye to our Thanksgiving holiday and welcome our season of giving and good tidings, Merrimack Hall is thankful to celebrate the reason for the season as we merrily deck our hall with the sweetest and brightest kids of the community!