Mitchell Olson previews 'It's a Wonderful Life' in Mitchell, 'Scrooge' at Sioux Falls Orpheum & more

Mitchell Olson joins KSFY Morning News on a weekly basis, and he has a lot to preview in the month of December.

"Santa will make an early delivery of Christmas spirit this year with the debut of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra’s all-new Broadway-style Christmas spectacular. '‘Tis the Season' combines stunning Broadway vocals and dancers, bright lights, and holiday hits people know and love into a variety show-inspired production. Apparently it’s got everything from handbells to 18 tap dancing Santas!" he said.

The show is Dec. 9th at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 10th at 2:30 p.m. in the Mary Sommervold Hall at the Washington Pavilion. For tickets, see the attached link.

Olson then talked about a Sioux Empire Community Theatre production.

"'SCROOGE' is being presented this weekend and next. It runs from Dec. 8-16 at the Orpheum Theater," he said.

To get tickets for this play, see the attached link.

Also, Phi Alpha Theta and the History Club of SDSU will be having it's third annual Medieval Winter Feast with a Scottish menu along with archery, jousting, bag pipes, and games for young and old alike. This is at First United Methodist Church in Brookings December 9th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Plus, Augustana University will present "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," a free instrumental concert featuring more than 130 instrumentalists at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Washington Pavilion.

"They have a carol singalong and much more, plus This event is presented free as a Christmas gift from Augustana to residents of Sioux Falls and the surrounding area," Olson said.

He also mentioned, you can stop in and see the live reindeer at the Watertown Mall Sunday, December 10th from noon-4:00 p.m.

In Sioux Falls, 'The Polar Express' is being shown every weekend at the Wells Fargo Cinedome. Check times and details at the attached link. The show runs through Jan 4th.

Finally, it is your last chance to see the Mitchell area community theatre perform the Christmas classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life”.

"We’ve all seen the movie following the life of George Bailey from the small town of Bedford Falls. Well now you can see this beloved movie on a stage, in the town of Mitchell. What makes this performance even more unique is that it’s being directed by a local priest, Father Andy, who also happens to have a part in the show," Olson said.

The show runs December 8-9 at 7:30 and Sunday, December 10th at 2.

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