Nov 21 - Dec 13, 2014
Heartwarming musical based on the Liken film!
Starring Daniel Beck as Angel Gabriel
  • Times:
    Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30pm
    Special Tuesday show on Nov. 25
    No show on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 27

    AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION:  The show will be interpreted in American Sign Language on Thursday, December 4.  If you need this service, please let us know at least 24 hours in advance by sending an email to and we will help you arrange for reserved seats close the stage and the interpreter.     
  • Prices:
    $12 Adult
    $10 Child (age 3-11)
    $10 Senior (age 65+)

    $10 Family/Corporate groups of 20 or more
    $6 Church/Non-profit groups of 20 or more
    Must be purchased in advance, no refunds or exchanges
    Groups who purchase tickets for a Thursday night performance will receive the movie soundtrack to Liken's The First Christmas FREE!  Just show your ticket stub at the merchandise table on the Thursday night you attend to receive your FREE SOUNDTRACK. 

    Online:  Click the Buy Tickets button at the bottom of this page
    Phone:  (801) 225-ARTS, open 10am-6pm weekdays and Saturdays from 12Noon-6pm.
    In Person:  SCERA Center for the Arts, open 10am-6pm weekdays and Saturdays from 12Noon-6pm.
  • Location:
    SCERA Center: Showhouse II
    745 South State Street, Orem, UT 84058
  • Showhouse II seating map


Back by popular demand, Liken's The First Christmas returns for a third season. Starring Daniel Beck as the Angel Gabriel, this unique stage version of the movie musical that originated right here in Utah Valley has spread throughout the world to become a favorite of families everywhere.  With all the beloved songs from the film, along with brand new music and dancing created especially for this production, each year brings a new spin on the modern-day family who retells it. This year, when the Miller family arrives at Grandma and Grandpa’s house for Christmas Eve, they are distraught to discover that the internet is down, forcing an electronics-free Christmas and a rare opportunity to "disconnect to reconnect." Warm your own heart through the interweaving journeys of Mary & Joseph, Elisabeth & Zacharias, Gabriel & his Amazing Heavenly Host Choir, a group of shepherds led by Omar & Sharif, and a quartet of wise men - Melchior, Caspar, Balthazar and...Bob.  Make the true story of Christmas become your treasured family tradition. Directed by Jan Shelton Hunsaker. Music direction by Kathryn Little. Co-produced by SCERA and Liken (Ken Agle & Dennis Agle).