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The Golden Husk Presents Holiday Events

The Golden Husk is preparing for the holiday season with a heart of gratitude. During the WinterFest celebration, the Husk will host a holiday movie event featuring a sing a-long, special guests, a free movie, and special treats after the parade at 6:30 p.m. The Loup Valley Childhood Initiative is co-sponsoring this event.  

The Christmas show will feature the fantastic University of Nebraska-Lincoln Opera performing Amahl and the Night Visitors, on Sunday, December 12th at 5:00 p.m. The performance will also showcase a local choir as the Shepherds’ Chorus and an instrumental ensemble from UNL. 

Based on Italian folk tales of the Nativity and Epiphany, Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors is a retelling of the story of the Magi from the point of view of a young boy named Amahl, who has a disability and lives in poverty with his widowed mother near Bethlehem. He sees a bright star in the sky one night and tells his mother to go look, but she brushes him off, buried in concern over their bleak future and lack of means with which to support themselves. That night, three kings come across their meager hut and seek shelter for they have traveled long and far following the star of which Amahl had spoken. They bring with them treasure and gifts to give to “the Child” who has just been born and who will reign over all. Blinded by the lure of the gold and what it could do for her family, the mother attempts to steal just a bit of the treasure, but is caught red-handed. What no one expects is a gift far greater than gold–blessed by the Child, Amahl finds himself suddenly cured of his disability. A vivid and accessible tale originally created for television, Amahl and the Night Visitors is a perfect first opera–or hundredth! 

Tickets for the opera are on sale now at The Golden Husk, 308-730-8133, Ord Area Chamber Office, 308-728-7875, and on ShopOrd.com.  The Golden Husk welcomes all to share joy and fellowship at the events during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. 

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