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Peoria Players Heads "Home for the Holidays"

Peoria Players Theatre

This week, we hear from Mary Keltner. She's directing "Home for the Holidays," which opens next weekend at Peoria Players Theatre. The production is a holiday-themed musical revue, featuring familiar music of the season, dance and variety acts. It's built around a script that tells the story of one family over the course of several decades, and how they celebrated the holidays over the years. Some of their stories are drawn from the real-world experiences of Keltner's production team.

Keltner says the production is an opportunity to spotlight performers who have mostly been in smaller roles in past shows, and to bring new faces to the theatre. She also talks about some of the specialty performances that are included in the show: a madrigal ensemble, a magician, and a hula-hoop routine.

"Home for the Holidays" will be performed twice next weekend -- December 16th at 7:30 p.m. and December 17th at 2:00 p.m. - at Peoria Players Theatre.