Candlelight Processional

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  1. Isafari

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    Does anyone have a list of the guest speakers for this year?
     
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    It's ok....I found them but, here they are for anyone else who may be interested.

    November 28-30 John O'Hurley
    December 1-3 TBD
    December 4-6 Brian Stokes Mitchell
    December 7-9 Virginia Madsen
    December 10-12 Monique Coleman
    December 13-15 TBD
    December 16-18 Chita Rivera
    December 19-21 Abigail Breslin
    December 22-24 Steven Curtis Chapman
    December 25-27 Edward James Olmos
    December 28-30 Marlee Matlin
     
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    Hmmmm....never heard of any of `em! :rolleyes008:
     
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    We went to see CP about three years ago and it was Steven Curtis Chapman. I'd never heard of him either.

    Steven Curtis Chapman - The winner of 5 Grammy Awards and 54 Dove Awards, this Contemporary Christian music artist has sold more than 10 million albums and garnered 44 No. 1 singles.
     
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    I know him quite well through my mom...his family has also been in the news quite heavily recently...he has a large family, including several daughters who were adopted from China. In May, his 17 year-old son accidentally hit the five year-old daughter with the family's SUV when she ran into its path....tragic story.

    Marlee Matlin is a deaf actress well known for her role in Children of a Lesser God...I really enjoyed seeing her do the CP.

    Edward James Almos is also an actor...
     
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    Yes, I did hear that she was on that show. She's the only reason I go to the CP. I love her! :yes:

    Chita Rivera is a dancer. West Side Story anyone? :D

    Edward James Olmos has played some pretty stellar roles, but the one that first comes to mind is the Police Captain (or chief??) in Miami Vice! :lol:

    He really is a dramatic sort of person and I'd imagine would do a lovely job of the narration. :yes:
     
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    I agree, Tink....he has an amazing voice....
     
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    Yes it is Diane and she did a REMARKABLE job considering as to how she could not hear the music.
     
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    Yeah....she came about 4th didin't she and I remember thinking how on earth is she keeping the beat so well.....she did amazingly well.
     
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    She can feel the beat. If you can think of it as hearing with the body? Most likely there was a mic or some other sound device layed on the floor for her so that the vibrations of the tempo were transmitted to her that way.

    I have a deaf friend, and if I want to get her attention from across the room, I stamp my foot (perfectly acceptable in deaf culture). It's the same principle. My friend, when she goes out to dance stands very near the source of music. If it's a live band she's been known to ask them to play louder so she can feel the beat better. She too is a very graceful dancer. :yes:

    Marlee Matlan is a huge role model in the deaf community. :yes:
     
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    Very sad about his five year old daughter. We saw him last year. Great show, all the family really enjoyed it.
     
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    Any updates ? :unsure:
     
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    Ya know I've never done the Candlelight Processional. The line always just seemed too long & I worried we wouldn't be able to get a seat after waiting all that time. Just never sure if it would be worth the time it would take out of the day. Don't they have some dining package that gives you seats with it? If so, do you still have to wait in line?
     
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    You can do the dining package and that includes a guaranteed seat, but yes you still have to wait on line.

    It's worth doing once, by all means, if only for the music.
     
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    I've seen it twice . Once with dining and once without . We got excellent , close to stage seats both times . If you believe it will give you goosebumps and tears will fill your eyes .
    I was wondering if there were an announcement of narrators that have yet TBA ?
     
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    So, would that mean you could show up later & not have to stand in line for over an hour if you have a guaranteed seat? or would you still have to do that?

    I would like to try some things I never have before & this is one I've been curious about because I do love Christmas music but I also hate long lines, lol.
     
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    The ones w3ith special tickets from the dining package are in one line and the ones without in another . At least , thats the way they use to do it . :unsure:
     
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    Aw, ok, thanks Tinker. That makes sense : )

    Now...just to get my booty there for the holidays sometime soon!
     
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    The wait for the dining package seats is no where near as long as for the non-package seats.
     

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