St. Nick Plans “Visits” to Kids of All Ages in the Arkansas Delta

Theatre IV brings St. Nick’s visit to the stage of the EACC Fine Arts Center

Clement Clarke Moore wrote his poem depicting a visit from St. Nicholas in 1822. Today, young and old from across the world know the poem word for word. In December, Moore’s poem is brought to life with live theater performances in Forrest City and Stuttgart.

December 1 is the date for “Twas the Night Before Christmas” in Forrest City  at East Arkansas Community College’s  Fine Arts Center. The charming Christmas musical, presented by Theatre IV of Richmond, Virginia, is complete with a jolly Santa, reindeer on the roof, moonlight on the snow, Ma and Pa in their caps, and sugarplums dancing in the dreams of hopeful children. The show starts at 3 p.m. To find out more, log on to or phone 870-633-4480 ext. 352 for ticket information.

The Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre on Tour performs “Twas the Night Before Christmas” at the Grand Prairie Center on the Phillips Community College/University of Arkansas campus in Stuttgart on Dec. 15.

Cover art from a printing of Clement Moore’s poem from 1896

The company has been recognized as one of America’s best regional theatre companies. This tale of St. Nick will put audience members of all ages in the holiday spirit! Tickets are $9 for children and $13 for adults. Visit for more information.

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