Steve Dixon (from left), Duane Thur, Steve Thorngate, and Spencer Dickman rehearse the opening scene of "Come Worship the King," to be presented Dec. 3, 9, and 10 at Mt. Zion Christian Church, Lake Geneva.

Mt. Zion Christian Church will present a musical drama, “Come Worship the King,” on Saturday, Dec. 3, Friday, Dec. 9, and Saturday, Dec.10.

Performances will begin at 7 p.m. at the church, 2330 Highway 120, Lake Geneva. There is no charge for admission, and nursery care will be provided.

The musical, introduced in 1990, is the creation of Mt. Zion’s associate pastor Stephen Thorngate. It tells the traditional Christmas story from the Bible using drama, song, and dance. This year marks its sixth presentation.

“Come Worship the King” features a cast of more than 60 children and adults performing original music in a wide variety of styles, along with familiar Christmas carols. Although the play has seen a number of changes and additions over the years, it retains its popular barbershop quartet, a signature feature of all of Thorngate’s musicals.

Savanna Adams, McHenry, Ill., will appear as Mary and Spencer Dickman, Walworth, will create the role of Joseph. Kay Clement, Burlington, will portray Mary’s mother. Scott Johnson, Lake Geneva, will play the angel Gabriel.

The wise men will be brought to life by Seth Bahr and Steve Bahr, Lyons; Jon Thorngate, Elkhorn; and Steve Thorngate, Burlington.

An elementary classroom provides the setting for the retelling of the familiar story in flashback form. Donna Micklinghoff, Lake Geneva, is the teacher. Her students are William Carroll, Lake Geneva; Christopher and Joshua Diaz, Delavan; Olivia Dickman, Walworth; Amanda Hansen, Delavan; Sam Johnson, Lake Geneva; Phoebe Phillips, Lake Geneva; Noah Quernemoen, Burlington; Caleb Sandberg, Lake Geneva; and Caleb and Kelsey Stinespring, Richmond, Ill.

Other featured actors include Cheryl Coleman, Burlington, as Elisabeth; Suzanne Dixon, McHenry, IL, as Leah; Erin Flynn, Elkhorn, as Rachel; Leslie Thorngate, Elkhorn, as Hannah; Preston Rea, Alden, Ill., as the innkeeper and Michelle Anomaly, Little Prairie, as his wife;

Amos Johnson, Lake Geneva, as Aaron; Steve Dixon, McHenry, Ill., as Boaz; Duane Thur, Burlington, as Simeon; Holly Tuuk, Burlington, as Anna; Gary Fletcher, Lake Geneva, as Herod; and Josiah Thorngate, Burlington, as his henchman;

Dan Clement, Burlington, as the chief priest; J. Scott Morrow, Fond du Lac, as the captain, and Nathan West, West Bend, as his soldier.

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