ZANESVILLE, Ohio – What do pirates have to do with Christmas?
According to Once Upon a Christmas VI director and writer Shelly Burley, quite a bit. Burley said this year’s show is titled “The Search for the Hidden Treasure” and follows two orphans on their adventure to find treasure and spread hope.
“And so this year our community has been through some tough stuff this year,” said Burley. “And we feel like we wanted to bring a message of hope to our community. But we promise they’re going to laugh and cry and just leave with a sense of hope.”
Burley says it has been great working with the cast and crew. She says all proceeds from the show will go to Christ’s Table and Executive Director Keely Warden says it could not come at a better time.
“When the proceeds from this show come to Christ’s Table, it comes right at a time that we need it, ’cause January and February can get very lean and meal count goes up and giving goes down,” said Warden. “It comes right at the very very right time of the year.”
Shows for Once Upon a Christmas VI are on Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. Burley said tickets and information can be found on the Secrest Auditorium website.