Molly Dies ‘A Christmas Spectacular’ Coming to Struthers Library Theatre


It will be easy to catch the Christmas spirit this Thanksgiving weekend by enjoying the annual high-kicking, heart-warming, joy-filled show ‘A Christmas Spectacular’ at the Struthers Library Theatre.

The show will hit the theatre Friday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 27 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 28 at 2 p.m. Presented by Warren’s own Molly Dies and her Dance Express troupe and Friends, this hometown show is familiar to those who have seen it the past four years, but with a new storyline and enough twists, it will be ‘new’ to all. The well-loved numbers that have become favorites are still there and so are new exciting routines that will take you on a true spirit of Christmas adventure. You will leave humming familiar Christmas songs, a beat in your feet, and a special warmth in your heart.

Tickets may be purchased online at or at the door on show days. General Admission doors open 1-hour prior to showtime, and the ticket box will open 90 minutes prior to showtime. The show is two acts with a 15-minute intermission – a total length of about 2 hours. There will be singing, acting, and of course dancing.

The show is directed by Molly Dies, vocal director Joy McMonigal and stage manager Christine Smith, with costumes by Linda Dies and her team. Molly Dies and Samantha LaFate envisioned the new storyline, which was written by Samantha LaFate.

The actors who bring it to life are: Logan Johnson, Michael Stenberg, Alyssa Wismar, Allan Branthoover, Lilly Branthoover, Kelsey Angove, Anna Courson, Ella Getner, Colin Drayer, Abigail Wilson, and Alaina Leach.

The high-kicking dancers are: Emily Ickert, Madison Hanks, Lilly Jache, Sarah Hoffman, Sarah Tome, Ella Solberg, Noel Alexander, Izzy McMonigal, Lettie Pearson, Abby Gens, and Rocco Siliano.

Dance Ensemble includes: Lara Pearson, Josie Pearson, Emelyn Moore, Jade Sorvelli, Kinzlea Chase, Hannah Gentz, Addison Leach, Kadyn Moore, Elise Amsdell, Ava Hartzfeld, Anne Lin, Carly Fitzsimmons, Alice Pearson, Taylor Alexander, Harper Jones, Lillian Wellner, Carly Olsen, Adeline Amsdell and Ellery Chase.

Special guest dancers and actors include: Hannah Augenstein, Brea Tota, Adam McChesney, Hanna Hoffman, Marylin Shene, and Samantha Morgan.

It’s a high-kicking, heartwarming, Christmas musical filled with Elves, Dancing Bears, Gingerbread, Singing, Dancing, and more.

Synopsis of the show: Santa’s elves are ready for their vacation… if they can leave the North Pole, that is. When a magical snowglobe, created to bring snow with every shake, is stolen from the toy shop, the elves are trapped by a blizzard of Snowpocalypse proportions. Separated from their friends in the Bahamas, they must figure out how to stop the snow before the North Pole is too buried for Santa to deliver presents on Christmas Eve. In this comedic high-kicking, heart-warming hometown show, the elves come together once more to save the day – and discover that no matter how far away your loved ones are, they’re always closer with a little Christmas magic.