After the success of the first year, The Music Box – A Christmas Extravaganza increased to seven shows in it’s second year at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum in Cultra, Northern Ireland.
Production value increased, the band changed slightly and a whole host of new performers started rehearsals again. Unfortunately, this was one of the worst winters Northern Ireland had seen, the sixth coldest winter there since 1910 with very heavy snowfall and many homes without power for weeks. The company and the audience battled through the bad weather to make it to the shows. To their credit not a single show had to be cancelled and those audience members that made it gave the show a fantastic reception.
The popular elements from the first year remained, the candle lit carol procession, the ballet girls and the guest school choirs. one boy treble increased to three and the production value of the show also increased.
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