Benefit for youth music and theater

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

Two of the most award-winning theatre departments in the Southeast, Gulf Breeze High School and Fort Walton Beach High School, join forces with the Northwest Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra to present the first ever "Hometown Holiday Spectacular" at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12. General admission tickets are $18 and are available online at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center website or at the Box Office on the campus of Northwest Florida State College in Niceville.

The evening includes holiday and Christmas music and characters performed by the most talented students in Northwest Florida. The Hometown Holiday Spectacular features characters and musical numbers from some of the most beloved holiday movies of the season. This musical theatre showcase includes sacred and popular music, and ends with a heart-warming tribute to the men and women who serve in our armed forces.

Proceeds from this event benefit the three outstanding youth arts organizations and support the continuation of music and theatre in our schools.

Tickets are available at the Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center Box Office at 850-729-6000 or online at www.MattieKelly Box Office hours are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 90 minutes prior to show time.