“A Charlie Brown Christmas: Live on Stage” is one of many live touring Christmas-themed shows playing this holiday season. (Courtesy Gershwin Entertainment) It’s the best time of the year for some venues as holiday-themed shows old and new make the rounds Holiday shows are a perennial gift for the live entertainment industry. They are a dependable draw, have built-in fans and are easy to promote. With cheer abounding for the fans and joy aplenty for venue operators, these family-oriented timeless crowd pleasers can be counted on to melt hearts and add to the bottom line. Here are a few that will be visiting theaters in the coming weeks. New this year is “Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol.” The musical got its origins when Dolly Parton wrote some songs for an attraction at Parton’s Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., a Dickensesque tale called A Christmas Carol for Dollywood. The show reimagines Ebenezer… Continue Reading Theaters Have Some Holly Jolly Grosses

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