Special Holiday Shows at Barleen's AZ Opry by Barleen's Gives Back to Community with Ring Sales Barleens Arizona Opry Dinner Show has kicked off the holiday season with their series of Christmas shows! In all, the talented cast will perform 24 Christmas shows during December, including some matinees. The two-hour show is geared to appeal to all members of the family with musical numbers ranging from Christmas classics like "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" to "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch!" performed by Ryan Martin on his Grinch-green guitar. Before the show, guests will dine on the Arizona Opry's famous chocolate cake (served before dinner in Barleens tradition) and a double entree of succulent slow-cooked roast beef, creamy Yukon Gold mashed potatoes with classic pan gravy, plus a tender grilled chicken breast on a bed of savory wild & long grain rice, steamed vegetable medley and whole wheat roll. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are also available. The theatre has been decked out with poinsettias, twinkling lights and evergreens to get attendees in the holiday spirit. The gift shop is brimming with thoughtful gifts for the music lover and great stocking stuffers like flashing sparkle rings. The rings sell for just $3 and the entire proceeds go to support music education at the Avalon Charter School, a K-8 school in Apache Junction. According to Stacy Kaldahl, an administrator at the school, Barleens donates $3,000-4,000 per month during the Arizona Opry's season, which goes to support a variety of extracurricular activities that would otherwise be unaffordable for the school. "When someone buys one of these rings as a gift, it's like giving a gift twice—something for the recipient and something for the school," says Barbara Barleen, whose grandson, Nathan, attends the school. For a complete listing of shows and times, visit www.azopry.com. For reservations, call 480-982-7991. For groups of 22 or more, call 480-993-8868. About Barleens Arizona Opry Dinner Show Family-owned and operated, Barleens Arizona Opry is a family-friendly, smoke-free, live entertainment venue in Apache Junction. Tickets are $39 for adults and $30 for children and include a down-home meal as well as the fast-paced musical, comedic and variety acts of a talented cast of seasoned musicians. Shows range from American Songbook standards to classic country western to vintage rock-and-roll and more. The theatre's season runs from November to April and offers 17 different shows. There are also a limited number of show-only tickets without a meal available for each performance as well as special pricing available for groups of 22 or more. For reservations, call 480-982-7991.