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Take Joy! An Original Strathmore Concert Production
Presented by Strathmore
Friday, December 18, 2009 at 8:00 PM
Music Center at Strathmore

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Accessible Seating Call (301) 581-5100

**Strathmore rarely cancels concerts because of inclement weather. If a decision to cancel has been made, the information will be available here on the website, or by calling (301) 581-5100, otherwise assume the performance will take place as scheduled.**

Original World Premiere Production

Starring
John Michael Higgins
E. Faye Butler
Rob McQuay
Jennifer Timberlake
Kevin Moreno
Zephyr Ingle
Max Talisman
Julian Ivey

Shopped out? Stressed out? Strathmore’s post-modern pageant imagines a holiday season filled with light and joy, in a celebration like no other you’ll experience this season! Comic film and television actor John Michael Higgins (A Mighty Wind, Best in Show, NBC's “Community” and "Kath and Kim") will star as the "Actor Dressed as a Shepherd." Filled with favorite holiday songs, music from Beethoven to rock, and original songs—plus poetry by Dylan Thomas, Emily Dickinson, and Langston Hughes, it’s an evening of surprises and revelations, from the time you enter the Music Center until you depart for home, in a happy holiday mood!

Executive Producers Eliot Pfanstiehl and Jeff Davis
Associate Producer Monica Jeffries Hazangeles
Directed by Jerry Whiddon
Music direction by Roger Ames
Written by Elizabeth Bassine and Nick Olcott

The Take Joy Experiment

On December 4, 2009 over a hundred people descended on Bethesda Lane startling shoppers with a surprise performance in celebration of Strathmore’s upcoming world premiere performances of Take Joy! A new holiday show, Take Joy! reminds us that amid the hurry and hassles of the holidays we can find light and joy with each other. Click above here to watch.

Video Provided by Tony Eckersley | Visual Story Telling

In the spirit of the holiday season, this year don't just take joy, GIVE JOY! For every ticket you purchase to Strathmore's show TAKE JOY!, we will invite someone of need in our community to receive a matching gift ticket to make the holidays bright. Made possible by Strathmore Artistic Initiative Fund donors and sponsored in part by Rockville Audi.

The specialty drink for this performance is Rum Eggnog! Click here for all your dining options.

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