McSwain Theatre celebrates Christmas and New Year’s while planning fresh attractions

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

ADA, Okla. – The McSwain Theatre invites the public to watch its upcoming shows from the comfort of home at or

Jae L. & Crossover with Special Guests will present the “Christmas Spectacular” virtually with vocalists from across Oklahoma at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 19.

December’s virtual show offers up a nostalgic country Christmas for all to experience. Fans can expect performances of classics and favorites such as “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Blue Christmas,” “Run Run Rudolph” and “Oh Holy Night,” among others.

The band’s lead singer, Jae L. Stilwell, said the holiday lighting sets the perfect stage for an uplifting evening of celebration.

Special guests for the “Christmas Spectacular” include: Haley Miller, Kenn Hancock, Johna Hancock, Chandler Elliott, Debbie Allen and Eryn Anoatubby of Ada; Emily Faith of Kingfisher; and Tara Scott of Duncan.

To ring in the new year, the McSwain Theatre will host a New Year’s Eve variety show infused with rural humor 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 31.

The New Year’s Eve variety show will include songs and skits from Sonya Stokes, Kenny Anderson, Jim Miller, Patty Bailey, Tishia Agee, Trey Hobbs and Donna Maria of Ada; Pat Payne of Ringling; Bailey Rae of Roberta; Paul Lopez of Lawton; and Will Clark of Collinsville.

Stilwell said, “I’m wishing everyone a very merry and blessed Christmas. I hope you all enjoy the show from the comfort and warmth of your own home.”

About the McSwain Theatre

For over 100 years, the McSwain Theatre has offered a compelling variety of entertainment to Ada residents and visitors alike. Vaudeville acts, silent films, major motion pictures and live musical performances have helped make the theater a staple of the Ada Main Street entertainment scene.

The historic venue celebrated its 100th anniversary in a virtual show earlier this year.

As a music destination, the McSwain brought in the likes of Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Patti Page, Blake Shelton, Neal McCoy, Ray Price and The Osmond Brothers, among others.

During the McSwain Theatre’s regular schedule, which is currently postponed due to COVID-19 safety measures, Jae L. and Crossover shows offer local, up-and-coming artists an audience, stage, microphone and full band. Performances span many genres, including everything from country to classic hits.

Crossover’s musicians have decades of combined experience performing with artists who specialize in all genres of music.

At this time, all in-person attractions have been canceled to protect the health and safety of McSwain Theatre patrons and employees.

For more information, contact the McSwain Theatre at (580) 332-8108 or visit Follow theater updates on Facebook at, on Instagram at or on Twitter at