In addition to its 6-play mainstage season, Triad Stage introduces a world premiere holiday production in December 2006. Preston Lane's Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity, with original music by Laurelyn Dossett, proves that the most compelling storytelling finds a way to illuminate the familiar. It presents the Christmas story come to life in an Appalachian setting. Developed by the same team that created Brother Wolf, Triad Stage's world premiere holiday celebration is a musical and storytelling journey from the creation of the world to the birth of Jesus. Inspired by the medieval miracle plays, Beautiful Star is a heartwarming and spiritual evening of theater for the entire family. No Sunday performance during previews.