The King Opera House will be open and operating from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. during the Victorian Stroll.
A bracelet/key chain vendor will be at the theater from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., the free children’s movie will be at 11 a.m., the regular movie at 2 p.m., the tenderloin truck in front of the building starting at 3 p.m. and the “Nutcracker” performance beginning at 8:30 p.m.
The free children’s movie, sponsored by the Victorian Stroll Committee, is “Alvin and the Chipmunks Christmas. It will start at 11 a.m. and following the movie, Santa will be up front to hand out sacks of goodies donated by the Albia Rotary Club.
At 2 p.m. the theater will show its regularly scheduled movie, what will be a new Christmas classic, “The Grinch.” Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children.
At 3 p.m. the Barnyard Tenderloin Express will be parked in front of the King Opera House selling fabulous tenderloins until 8:30 p.m.
During the afternoon, following the regular movie, the King Opera House board will be showing a video of the work being done at the historic theater.
At 8:30 p.m., to complete the Victorian Stroll’s Saturday activities, Shannon’s School of Dance will perform a shortened version of the Christmas classic, “The Nutcracker.”
The musical/dance production will be performed again at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Following is the cast:
Clara: Aubrey Major
Fritz/Peppermints from Russia: Lincoln Gilbert
Godfather Drosselmeyer: Linda Hoskins
Mother Stahlbaum/Mother Ginger: Susan Bragga
The Mouse King/Peppermint from Russia: Aidan Boecker
The Nutcracker Prince: Cole Folkerts
The Snow Queen: Devin Yarkosky
The Sugar Plum Fairy: Grace Peelen
Chocolate from Spain: Ashlyn Boecker
Coffee from Arabia: Ella Hutchinson
Tea from China: Kinnick Summers
Marzipan: Alexis Gutcher
The Rose Queen: Carmela McDaniels
The Dew Drop Fairy: Kaitlyn Faber
Snowflakes/Chocolates from Spain: Lily Buckingham and Ella Pelong
Snowflakes/Tea from China: Makenna Anderson & Faye Davis
Snowflakes/Reed Flutes: Rashaun Boyer, Addyson Cronin, Lucy Gilbert and Caelie Smith
Snowflakes/Rosebuds: Lily Anderson-Jones, Lydia Dobson, Sophie Hemann, Morgan Hoskins, Jillian Rominger, Jillian Sturtz & Samantha Walter
Mother Ginger’s Children: Cailynn Ammons, Annika Casebolt, Addison Gutcher, Maggie McAninch, Aaliyah Rockwell, Julie Sturtz and Audrey Zaputil