The Christmas Show of The South
Owner, producer, and entertainer Calvin Gilmore, works for months to create an unforgettable holiday experience, with his usual signature flair for production. This season, he is pulling out all the stops to bring you the biggest lineup of talent yet! The beloved Kym “Bogie” Shurbutt, successfully recovering from his battle with cancer, will be coming home along with Steve Sifford, former emcee at The Carolina Opry Theater for 19 years. Newest cast member Delvin Choice will join us for his first Christmas season and we have one more very special treat to be announced soon! We’re bringing you as much talent as we can fit on one stage!
These special guests will be joined by new cast member, 18-year old Rory John Zak, the renowned All That! clogging group, 35 of the nation’s most talented vocalists, musicians and comedians, and an additional holiday brass section. All of this will be accompanied by the Calvin Gilmore orchestra, lead by Kevin Hughes with the Margaret Rice dancers in the stunning Carolina Opry Theater with a real horse-drawn sleigh and snow! As always, this season’s Christmas Special will bring stunning changes, beautifully blended with time-honored tradition to create a family experience that is second to none.
The holiday decorations at The Carolina Opry Theater are an attraction in themselves second to none. When you enter the theater, you enter the embodied spirit of Christmas. In a dramatic one-week shut-down, the transformation into a winter wonderland begins as the crew spends all night and the entire following week preparing over 35 Christmas trees, (including a 30-foot lobby tree with 25,000 lights,) 75 wreaths, over 5 miles of tree lighting wire, countless tree ornaments, and mounds of Christmas snow!
The response to this special season has been overwhelming and seats are selling fast, book now!
The Carolina Opry Theater is home to a number of additional award-winning productions including The Carolina Opry, #1 Variety show in Myrtle Beach, Time Warp, a musical tour of the 60s, 70s and 80s, Thunder & Light, a dance, laser light and magic show and Pure Magic, featuring the illusions of The Wagsters. Package multiple shows for significant savings!