HAMLET, N.C. — The Lowe Family will make its return to the Cole Auditorium on Saturday for a stripped-down Christmas show featuring performances by eight members of the ancestry.
Doug Lowe will be the lone man on stage Saturday, joined by five of his sisters and two nieces performing an acoustic set. The entire cast is multi-talented and trained in a variety of instruments.
“We’re all very excited about coming back to Hamlet,” said Doug Lowe. “We had a great time performing there in the past, and this time we’re going to do a little more intimate of a show that will include sharing our memories of Christmas, as well as some of our family traditions. It should make for a very special evening.”
Doug Lowe said the show will include classical Christmas carols as well as some original Christmas music written by members of the Lowe family.
“The show is going to be completely unscripted,” he said. “We’ll be at the front of the stage seemingly just having a conversation with the audience.”
The Lowe Family has been entertaining hundreds of thousands around the world for more than 25 years, including a 10-year residency in Branson, Missouri. The group has written songs for other artists, as well as composed music for television and films.
All of the Lowe siblings began studying and performing the music of the masters from very young ages. Taking part in this week’s show alongside Doug will be his sisters, Kara, LeeAndra, Kami, Korinne, Hayli and Kysha. Kysha’s daughters, 10-year-old Alyssa and 13-year-old Summer, will also be part of Saturday’s show.
“We’re very excited to welcome the Lowe Family back this holiday season and know their Christmas show is going to be one enjoyed by audiences of all ages,” said Cole Auditorium Director Joey Bennett.
Saturday’s performance will be the second show of the 2015-16 DeWitt Performing Arts series, which runs through April. Future shows include a tribute to Frank Sinatra, “Saturday Night Fever” the musical, a tribute to Broadway’s Big Band years and a concert by country music Hall-of-Famer Vince Gill.
Tickets for Saturday’s individual show, “The Lowe Family — An Acoustic Christmas,” are on sale now for $35. Season tickets to all five remaining shows are also available at discounted prices.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact the Cole Auditorium box office at 910-410-1691.
Box office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays. The Cole Auditorium is located on the campus of Richmond Community College at 1042 W. Hamlet Ave., Hamlet.
Wylie D. Bell is director of marketing and communications for Richmond Community College.