The first time my daughter saw The Young Americans perform, she whispered to me that one day, she would like to audition to perform with them. The talent displayed by this group of singers, dancers, and musicians is nothing short of impressive. The Magic of Christmas, starring The Young Americans, is Southern California’s longest-running holiday extravaganza, and it returns to the the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts December 6-15, 2019.
The Young Americans
Did you know? The concept of the show choir has its origins in The Young Americans, founded in 1982. For over 50 years, The Young Americans have inspired the world through music with captivating performances, signature youth programs and a performing arts college. Additionally, they have released albums, appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, sung backup on Sammy Davis, Jr.’s The Candy Man, and opened for Liberace and Johnny Mathis. If you have ever watched Glee or Pitch Perfect, those song-and dance ensembles were inspired by The Young Americans.
The Magic of Christmas starring The Young Americans
This season, the Young Americans will transform the La Mirada Theatre into a winter wonderland! Since 1983, The Young Americans have produced a holiday show that warms and delights Southern California families.
The Magic of Christmas features a cast of over 200, state-of-the-art 45-foot digital screens, over 6,000 costumes, 30 festive scene changes, and snow! This holiday spectacular is perfect for families with young children and grand parents, lending to its multi-generational appeal. Highlights include dancing Santas, tap-dancing penguins in The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies, selections from Elf: The Musical, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, The Polar Express, and a holiday reworking of Broadway jukebox musicals such as Jersey Boys and Mamma Mia!
A state-of-the-art 45-foot video wall presents a vibrant backdrop to 30 holiday scenes including The Holiday Inn, The Polar Express, and Adventures in a Winter Wonderland. Songs from artists like Elvis Presley, Celine Dion, Lionel Richie, Tina Turner, the Four Seasons, and more are reworked with holiday themed lyrics and youthful enthusiasm. Traditional favorites including The Christmas Waltz, Let It Snow!, Let It Snow!, Let It Snow!, It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, and many more round out the program.
A moving finale, which has become a Christmas tradition, spotlights the entire cast in a massed choral concert featuring excerpts from Handel’s Messiah.
The Magic of Christmas Tickets and Showtimes
Tickets for The Magic of Christmas starring The Young Americans are $65.00 and $23.00, and are available online, in person at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts box office, and via phone (714) 994-6310. Special pricing on weekday matinees are available Wednesday December 11 and Friday December 13. For additional information visit YoungAmericans.org/MagicOfChristmas.
Be sure to use our discount code “MagicMom” to save 15% on all performances Wednesday through Friday.
Performances are as follows:
- Saturday, December 7 at 2pm & 8pm
- Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2pm & 7:30pm
- Wednesday, December 11 at 2pm & 8pm
- Thursday, December 12 at 8pm
- Friday, December 13 at 2pm & 8pm
- Saturday, December 14 at 2pm & 8pm
- Sunday, December 15 at 2pm
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts:
14900 La Mirada Boulevard., La Mirada, CA 90638.
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