FRONT ROW AND CENTER … A look at the Talent Machine Christmas musical

Deidre Cruse
The Iberville School System’s "Talent Machine" performed the original Christmas play “Reasons” to capacity crowds in two performances last week. The performances featured the traditional story of the birth of Jesus and its meaning to the world today. The play ended with the entire cast of 200 students with candles encircled around the audience as the orchestra played "O Holy Night". More than 1,000 attending the two performances gave the show standing ovations.

The Iberville Parish School System “Talent Machine” presented the original Christmas play “Reason” to capacity crowds in two performances last week.

The performance featured the traditional story of the birth of Jesus and its meaning to the world today.

The play ended with the entire cast of 200 students with candles encircled around the audience as the orchestra played “O Holy Night”.

More than 1,000 attending the two performances gave the show standing ovations.

As a Christmas treat, enjoy our photo feature, which brings you front row and center for the event.

More than 200 students participated in the latest Iberville Talent Machine play in narrative parts, orchestra, choir and dance performances. Author and director Elvis J. Cavalier, introducing the play, said it told the story of "putting away political correctness or unrealistic expectations. It is through the humorous, frolicking merriment, encompassing joyous songs and rocking dances, that we may succeed as performers in demonstrating the resounding unity of spirit and the clear Christmas message. God bless the child!"