This year, the ABC Players are taking the wishes of children as expressed in letters to Santa, and bringing them to life on stage in socially distanced performances on Dec. 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. at Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville.

The performance, “ABC Players Letters to Santa,” is an original production made up of letters to Santa written and performed by 14 children from southeast Ohio. The recorded performance will be available to watch online at

Admission is free to the public, with donations accepted and encouraged. All donations support Stuart’s Opera House, a historic opera house in downtown Nelsonville that provides arts programming to the area. Donations can be made at or PO Box 217, Nelsonville, OH 45764.

On Thursday, Dec. 17, Stuart’s will offer The Magic of Christmas with Sharell and Friends at 8 p.m. Stuart’s will stream the video from their YouTube channel ( or you can watch it on Facebook (

Viewing is free, but donations are encouraged.

Sharell Arocho will perform Christmas classics from the Stuart’s Stage accompanied by Otis and Company. Arocho is a local Athens County singer. She’s been singing as long as she can remember and periodically, she lends her voice to different events throughout the county. She has performed in many of the “A Night with The Legends” events that are popular at Stuart’s Opera House. She has also performed in bands and at sporting events, and her singing has even gotten her featured on the social media celebrity pages of Seal, Kelly Clarkson, and Train.

The backing band, Otis and Company, features Otis Crockron on keyboard, Sam Hudnall on bass, and Allan Kisner on drums.

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