GROTON, Conn. - The 23rd annual LUNCH holiday show continues the third decade of this community event to benefit local social services, presenting "Christmas With the Super-Heroes."

The 2019 L.U.N.C.H Holiday Show brings another of its pop culture parodies to the stage as Lex Luthor steals Santa's toy sack, shrinks Superman, and turns Bobo the Chimp into Titano the Super-Ape. Can the super-heroes save the day?

Since its inception in 1995, this community favorite family-entertainment event, written each year by Grammy-winner Bill Pere, features a light-hearted take on pop culture laced with songs of the season, and original parodies of popular songs. Along with Santa, and his Reindeer and Elves, there will be a multitude of other characters popping in for a visit, such as Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Harley Quinn, Batgirl, and more.

The show is an outreach of Local United Network to Combat Hunger (LUNCH), featuring professional artists including: one of Connecticut's State Troubadours Bill Pere; Nashville recording artist Kay Pere; and recording artist Larry Batter; joined by a cast of 20 students from several area schools from Westerly to Waterford.

The show will take place at Union Baptist Church, 119 High St. in Mystic, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m., with live pre-show music and a trivia contest starting at 6:15 p.m. Snow date is Dec. 8 at 3 p.m.

General admission tickets in advance are $10 (adults), $8 (under age 12) or as of the day of the show, $12 (adults), $10 (under age 12). If you cannot attend but would like to help with this community outreach, you can sponsor seats at $10 each, and the tickets will be given to families who otherwise might not be able to attend. Tickets are available online at or by phone at (860) 572-9285.

There are usually very few tickets left by the day of the show, and seating is limited, so advance purchase is recommended.

Connecticut Media Group