“Once Upon A Christmas Time” By The Robertson County Players.

“Once Upon A Christmas Time” three separate one act plays with Christmas themes.
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“Once Upon A Christmas Time” from The Robertson County Players. Consisting of three separate one act plays with Christmas themes. Also two of the plays are original dramas by Robertson County playwrights.

Presented at the Springfield Middle School on

December 13 at 7 pm and

December 14 at 7 pm.

The Willow Oak Chorale Ensemble will be performing a medley of Christmas Carols immediately before the 7 pm Saturday night.

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Carnegie Hall stage

Twenty-three members of the Willow Oak Chorale recently performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The chorale was part of a 200-voice chorus of singers who performed John Rutter’s Mass of the Children and selections from Handel’s Messiah. The Willow Oak Chorale is under the direction of Roger Bunch and Muzetta Swann Miller.

This is the fourth and final production of the Players highly successful 2013 season.


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The first one act “Christmas Gifts” written by Ruthanna Fletcher and is set during the American Civil War. It is a story of two Confederate soldiers —each carrying a heavy burden and their unexpected encounter with a freed slave on a cold Christmas evening.

The second one act, also a drama “Love Letters from War” written by Danny Atchley, is about a fictional newlywed couple from Springfield during World War II. The young wife Pat is holding down the home front while her husband Mike is on his way to the D-Day invasion and a date with destiny. “Love Letters from War” is filled with actual people, places and events from Springfield’s past.

The third one act is a children’s fantasy entitled “Santa and the Wicked Wazoo” under the direction of veteran RCP director Guy Stanley. “Santa and the Wicked Wazoo” is about a hot-tempered leprechaun who shows up at Santa’s Workshop. He’s taller than all other leprechauns, and he wants Santa to “shrink” him. But Santa has other things to worry about namely the Wicked Wazoo, a witch, who plans to turn the North Pole into a kingdom for the “Mean and the Nasty,” so no more Christmas!

Advance tickets are $10 on sale at the Robertson County Chamber of Commerce, Holman Jewelers and White’s Jewelers in Springfield, Aspire Lending in White House, Cell Repair & Accessories in… Greenbrier and BJ’s Restaurant in Pleasant View or online at www.ticketsnashville.com

Tickets are also available for $15 at the door for adults and $5 for students. Remember, $1 of each ticket sold goes to the SMS Auditorium Restoration Fund.

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Amber Sims and Matt Whitehead portray the star crossed World War II lovers Pat and Mike in the RCP’s one act “Love Letters from War.” This show is part of the RCP’s “Once Upon A Christmas Time” production.

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James Sanders is seen rehearsing his role as the former slave Mathew as he faces down two Confederate soldiers in “The Christmas Gifts.” This show is part of the RCP’s “Once Upon A Christmas Time” production.


Connie Smith is seen rehearsing her role as the Wicked Wazoo in the Robertson County Players one act play “Santa and the Wicked Wazoo” which is part of the”Once Upon A Christmas Time” production.

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Left to right: Connie Smith as the Wicked Wazoo and Rachel Pierson, Morgan Rice, Sarah Haley and Makenzie Woodal as the Trolls. They are rehearsing their roles in “Santa and the Wicked Wazoo” which is part of the RCP”s “Once Upon A Christmas Time” production.

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