One of our favorite holiday traditions kicks off this weekend: the annual Christmas show by Encore Theatrical Arts Productions (ETAP). These all-ages musicals are fantastically produced and never disappoint. When you see the set, the costumes, and the dancing, you may think you’ve walked into a Broadway theatre, but you’re actually watching a group mostly composed of local students! (You can get an idea of from our reviews of the 2015 Christmas show and the 2014 Christmas production.)
For 2016, ETAP presents its original Broadway-Style Holiday Musical: “Christmas Undercover.” The all-new holiday production takes place the weekends of December 9-11 and December 16-18 at the Richard J. Ernst Theatre on the Annandale campus of Northern Virginia Community College.
This is the 21st original holiday musical for ETAP. Christmas Undercover features more than 30 performers, creative choreography, elaborate sets, stunning costumes, and 16 musical numbers. The story follows an undercover elf’s first assignment that yields a surprising result: Marzipan embarks on a quest encountering a colorful cast of characters that will charm and delight… but can they get to the North Pole in time to right the wrongs and save the day? This holiday musical will leave the audience tapping their toes and humming a tune.
The show is about two hours long with a 15-minute intermission and is best for guests ages three and up. Ticket prices are $19-25 per person, available on the ETAP website. Showtimes are Fridays (Dec. 9 and Dec. 16) at 7:30 pm; Saturdays (Dec. 10 and Dec. 17) at noon, 3:30, and 7:30 pm; and Sundays (Dec. 11 and Dec. 18) at noon and 3:30 pm.
Want to see this fantastic show for FREE? Enter our giveaway below to win a set of four tickets!
Win tickets to ETAP’s Christmas Undercover show!
One winner will receive four (4) tickets to see Christmas Undercover on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, at a time of their choosing (based on show availability). To enter this giveaway, just leave a blog post comment below before 11 pm on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. One winner will be randomly selected and notified immediately via email at the address the winner used when placing the comment; the winner will need to respond with 24 hours to the notification email or risk forfeiture. Tickets will be held for the winner at Will Call at the show venue. This promotion is not affiliated with Facebook; see other terms on the Rafflecopter app when entering. Contestants agree to abide by our giveaway terms and conditions. This giveaway is open to persons ages 18 and up.