At the end of a performance of “Christmas Unwrapped” last year, a woman from the audience approached Molly Allen, one of the performers in the show produced by and featuring her mother, Ellen Travolta.
She proceeded to tell Allen a story about her nephew who was serving in the armed forces and suggested a theme for the 2019 edition of Travolta’s holiday show: Christmas Miracles.
Travolta took her advice. “Christmas Miracles” will open at the Coeur d’Alene Resort on Nov. 29 and continue through Dec. 22.
In keeping with past practice, the Travolta holiday show will features songs, stories and laughter. Some of the stories will come from Travolta family lore. Others will be be provided by the people of the Inland Northwest.
In early September, Travolta put out a call for stories of Christmas miracles – babies born, loved ones returning home, lives saved, any and all. She’s sorting through them and will condense them down for the performance.
The show will feature Travolta and Allen, actress Margaret Travolta and singer/actress Abbey Crawford. Jenny Twitchell on piano and Eugene Jablonsky on bass will provide the tunes. Bringing it all together is director Troy Nickerson.
Tickets go on sale Monday through cdachristmas.com or the Coeur d’Alene Resort, (855) 703-4648. Tickets are $27.50, with room packages available. The show will run in the Shore Room at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 5 p.m. Sundays.
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