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PAC to present ‘The Meaning of the Star’ on Saturday and Sunday

Published: Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 3:21 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 3:23 p.m. CDT
(BCR photo/Becky Kramer)
Rachel Cook (from left), Isabel Gerber, Olivia Eiken and Sofia Pellegrini rehearse for upcoming performances of the Prairie Arts Council's annual Christmas musical, "The Meaning of the Star." Performances will be at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Prairie Arts Center, 24 Park Ave. East in Princeton.

PRINCETON — The Prairie Arts Council will present “The Meaning of the Star” on Saturday and Sunday. The annual Christmas musical is presented during the weekend of the Princeton Christmas Walk at the Prairie Arts Center, 24 Park Ave. East, Princeton.

Local playwright Rachel Gorenz originally wrote and directed the play in 2006, and is bringing it back this year with a new cast of talented children who sing and dance their way through the timeless story of the spirit of love and the joy of Christmas. The play tells the story of four siblings who don’t understand their grandfather’s lack of Christmas spirit. The children are whisked back in time to the 1940s by three mischievous elves to the place where their grandparents first fell in love. Through a series of adventures and misadventures, the children come to understand their grandfather, and upon their return to the present, are able to unlock the love within him and help him to see how their grandmother’s spirit lives on to make Christmas special.

The play includes area children in second through eighth grade and is directed by Rachel and David Gorenz. Show times are 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and children (12 and under). Tickets can be purchased through cast members or by calling 815-200-4789.

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