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Frank B. Stevens as Nick and Patti Byrd Jarosz as Mrs. C in "Home for the Holidays." Photo: Joyce Obradovich

Dionysus Theatre is giving back this weekend!

Posted: Dec. 19, 2012 at 6:25 a.m.

HARTLAND - Critics and audiences alike are loving Dionysus Theatre's debut production, "Home for the Holidays," and now through Dec. 23, theatergoers can give back to their community while enjoying quality, professional entertainment.

When you purchase a ticket to "Home for the Holidays" this weekend, 10 percent of the ticket price will go to Gleaners Food Bank, helping to feed the hungry this Christmas. And, if that's not enough, an additional 10 percent of all proceeds from the weekend will go to Russ Assinger and his family. Russ was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer, and the family is overcome with astronomical medical bills.

Join The Dio for an evening of outstanding entertainment, and give back to Livingston County at the same time! As always, when you purchase one adult ticket, one child age 5 to 12 can see the show for free!

Donald V. Calamia of Encore Michigan calls the show "a delightful goody basket of holiday cheer," and says it "would warm the heart of the meanest Scrooge." Angie Lai of says, "Dionysus Theatre's first production is a sign of good things to come," and goes on to say, "audience members of all ages are certain to be impressed by the quality of voices on display."

When the cast of "Home for the Holidays" gathers for its Christmas Eve performance, stage manager Nick and his wife expect a smooth evening of seasonal fun. What they get is a leading lady who has locked herself in her dressing room, her understudy who isn't quite up to the job, and a leading man whose holiday spirit is closer to that of the Grinch than Kris Kringle. This original musical takes you backstage with the cast, as Nick tries to reinstate their faith in the holidays with a lot of Christmas spirit and a touch of magic.

The whole family will love this salute to family and friends, and good old fashioned, holiday joy! Featuring over 20 of your favorite holiday tunes, you're guaranteed to leave the theater singing the praises of being "home for the holidays."

Performances of "Home for the Holidays" continue through Dec. 23 and take place at the new Hartland High School Auditorium, 10635 Dunham Rd. Hartland MI, 48353.

Tickets ($25-$28) for all performances may be purchased by visiting or by calling 517-672-6009. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

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