CELEBRATION RETURNS!

Eight Presentations • December 9-13, 2015

Tickets available Sat, Oct 17


After taking a hiatus in 2014, Celebration returns this December at The Loop! This spectacular musical presentation of the story of Christmas is much more than a show — it’s a ministry to the people of Houston that will reach over 20,000 people this year.

Featuring familiar and original music and a cast of hundreds, Celebration 2015 will also introduce new staging and costumes — and several surprises, too! Tickets will be available beginning on Sat, Oct 17. For now, makes plans for when you and your family will experience Celebration — and when you'll invite friends, too!

2015 Celebration Presentations
  • Wed, Dec 9
  • Thu, Dec 10
  • Fri, Dec 11
  • Sat, Dec 12
  • Sun, Dec 13

7:30p
7:30p
7:30p
10a • 2p • 7p
2p • 7p


Join The Cast & Crew

What role will you play in the ministry of Celebration? Explore the options below, then complete the online form. A Celebration team member will contact you soon about taking the next step!

For a full list of scheduled rehearsals and presentation call times, see the listing at the end of this page.

JOIN THE CELEBRATION CAST & CREW!Complete the sign-up form here

Before The Show

Members of these teams serve mostly during the months leading up to Celebration as we prepare for the production. Some of these teams may have opportunities to serve during the presentation, as well.


Decorations

On Nov 2-6, assist with decorating the Main Foyer, Worship Center and grounds at The Loop Campus for the Christmas season. Then, assist with taking down decorations in early January.

  • Ages 13+
  • Time: 2-40 hours depending on your schedule

Ticket Sales

Assist patrons purchasing tickets for the Celebration presentations, with most work taking place on Sat, Oct 17, at The Loop Campus. Other dates and times to be scheduled.

  • Ages 21+
  • Time: 2-200 hours depending on your schedule

Costumes

Assist in sewing costumes for cast members. This may include sewing, ironing and cutting fabric or using a glue gun. Most work may be done at home or during evenings TBD at The Loop Campus.

  • Ages 16+
  • Time: 2-200 hours depending on your schedule

Set Fabrication

Assist in making sets and/or props to be used in the Celebration presentations.

  • Ages 16+
  • Time: 2-200 hours depending on your schedule

JOIN THE CELEBRATION CAST & CREW!Complete the sign-up form here

Behind The Scenes

Members of these teams play active roles in each presentation — they're just behind the scenes making Celebration come together.


PRODUCTION

Assist in lighting setup, sound setup, and camera operations. Requires knowledge of production set-up and operations.

  • Ages 16+
  • Time:  Must attend most rehearsals and all presentations

STAGE CREW

Assist with moving props and sets during Celebration rehearsals and presentations.

  • Ages 16+
  • Time:  Must attend most rehearsals and all presentations

MAKE-UP

Assist in applying make-up for cast photo sessions, dress rehearsals and presentations.

  • Ages 16+
  • Time: Must attend a training class (TBD) and most rehearsals and presentations

ANIMALS

Assist professional animal handlers with bringing animals into the church, keeping them contained and cleaning up as needed. May involve going outside for brief periods to get the animals or take them back to their pens. 

  • Ages 18+
  • Time: Approximately 4-hour shifts during rehearsals and presentations; assignments depend on your schedule

JOIN THE CELEBRATION CAST & CREW!Complete the sign-up form here

On Platform

These are the volunteers who make Celebration come to life on the platform through singing, music, dancing, and more. 


ACTING / CAST

Participate on the platform in various roles (mostly non-speaking). Cast members will have an opportunity to audition for choreographed numbers (if desired) as needed in the show.

  • College+
  • Time: Must attend most rehearsals and all presentations

CHOIR

Sing in the Celebration choir! All of the music is sung from memory. You don’t have to wait for a follow-up phone call — you can attend Choir rehearsals now each Wednesday from 7-8:30p at The Loop Campus. A special Celebration Kick-Off Weekend takes place Friday evening, Aug 28, and Saturday, Aug 29.

  • Ages 16+
  • Time: Must attend most rehearsals and all presentations

ORchESTRA

Play in the Celebration Orchestra! You will be contacted to schedule an audition. Regular rehearsals take place on Wednesday evenings at The Loop Campus, and a special Celebration Kick-Off Weekend takes place Friday evening, Aug 28, and Saturday, Aug 29.

  • College+
  • Time: Must attend most rehearsals and all presentations

STUDENTS (6th-12th grades)

Elevate Student Worship provides students a way to perform in Celebration. Sunday afternoon rehearsals from 3-4:30p begin Sun, Aug 23, at The Loop Campus.

  • 6th-12th Grades
  • Time: Must attend most rehearsals and all presentations

CHILDREN (1st-5th grades)

Children can participate in Celebration through the High 5 Kids’ Choir. Wednesday evening rehearsals from 6-7p begin Wed, Aug 26, at The Loop Campus. 

  • 1st-5th Grades
  • Time: Must attend most rehearsals and all presentations

JOIN THE CELEBRATION CAST & CREW!Complete the sign-up form here

During The Show

While Celebration is underway, these teams assist patrons and cast members before, during, and after the presentations.


PARKING

Assist patrons in finding a spot in the church’s parking lots.

  • Ages 18+
  • Time: Approximately 2-hour shifts during presentations; assignments depend on your schedule

WELCOME TEAM

Greet patrons at assigned locations throughout the church, answer questions, scan tickets, distribute programs and assist patrons with finding their seats. 

  • Ages 18+
  • Time: Approximately 4-hour shifts during at least two presentations; assignments depend on your schedule

HOSPITALITY

Assist in serving the cast and crew with snacks and catered meals during the presentations.

  • Ages 16+
  • Time: Approximately 4-hour shifts during presentations; assignments depend on your schedule

MERCHANDISE SALES

Assist patrons in purchasing Celebration merchandise before and after the presentations.

  • Ages 21+
  • Time: Approximately 2-hour shifts during presentations; assignments depend on your schedule

JOIN THE CELEBRATION CAST & CREW!Complete the sign-up form here


REHEARSALS & PRESENTATION CALL TIMES

DATES TIMES EVENT
Fri, Aug 28-Sat, Aug 29 Celebration Kick-Off Weekend (Choir & Orchestra only)
Sat, Oct 3 10a-Noon Cast Meeting
Sat, Oct 17 9:30a-2p Costume Fitting (come and go)
Fri, Nov 6, 13, 20, Dec 4 5:30-10:30p On-Platform Rehearsals
Sat, Nov 7, 14, 27, Dec 5 8:30a-1:30p On-Platform Rehearsals
Sun, Dec 6 5:30-11p Tech Rehearsal
Mon, Dec 7 5:30-11p Stumble Through
Tue, Dec 8 5:30-11p Dress Rehearsal
Wed, Dec 9 5:30-10p Presentation 1 (7:30p start)
Thu, Dec 10 5:30-10p Presentation 2 (7:30p start)
Fri, Dec 11 5:30-10p Presentation 3 (7:30p start)
Sat, Dec 12 8:30a-10p Presentation 4, 5 & 6 (10a, 2p & 7p starts)
Sun, Dec 13 Noon-10p Presentations 7 & 8 (2p & 7p starts)


CONTACT

Do you have questions about being a part of the Celebration cast and crew? Contact Marsha Taylor, our Celebration Cast Director, at with whatever questions you might have!