Holiday Spectacular performing

The set decorations for Carolina Forest High School’s “Holiday Spectacular” are elaborate. The show is popular each year.

Seats are available for only one of four “Holiday Spectacular” shows, and the fourth show was added because the others sold out so fast.

Carolina Forest High School’s Show Choir’s holiday show has been entertaining the community for about 19 years, and this year’s performances will not disappoint.

Seats for the Friday, Dec. 14 show, the Saturday, Dec. 15 show and the Sunday, Dec. 16 shows are all taken.

The $7 tickets for the only show left, at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, are available online at cfhsperformingarts.com.

All four show choirs, about 180 students, are in the show that lasts just under two hours.

Santa arrives on a sleigh and narrates the show, explaining, among other things, why he loves toys, and he joins in several of the numbers.

Musical director Kraig McBroom says the first half of the show is “general happy holiday entertainment,” and the second half brings a more traditional, classic Christmas celebration.

There are eight holiday trees, and the decorations are “Macy’s quality,” he says.

Amber Leavitt, a senior who’s been in show choir for four years, says she especially loves performing in the Holiday Spectacular.

“I sing and dance to the fun Christmas songs everyone enjoys, and I love performing them,” the 17-year-old says.

Leavitt’s favorite dance ensemble is a medley performed by the Women’s Choir, and “Let There be Peace on Earth” is her favorite song.

“Today’s society really needs peace, and needs to come together, and that song really showcases that,” she says.

McBroom says this is his favorite show of the year. And, since three of the four shows sold out weeks before the performance, it’s apparently a favorite of the community as well.

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