Cullman isn't usually home to Vegas-style light shows and pyrotechnics, but this weekend will be an exception. Spirit Life Church of God's Christmas production, "The Light of the Star," will be produced and directed by a Vegas veteran this weekend.

Danny Wolfe created and produced the first total Christian production to appear on Las Vegas's Strip, a patriotic show called "Praise Celebration." Larry Graham, Spirit Life's music minister, said he met Huntsville resident Wolfe at the Alabama State Music Board's camp meeting one year, and they developed a friendship.

"I knew if I got him in here, he would be very good at making this a great production," Graham said. "He and his son go around to the churches and they do the lights and the sound."

"They had this program already formatted. So we just took the program and got with Danny," Graham said. "He's here helping us produce it this week."

Wolfe, who has been in concert ministry for 35 years, will also perform in the show. Graham said if you like trumpet playing, you won't find any better.

So what else should audience members expect this weekend?

"If you want snow for Christmas, come here," Graham said. "It's definitely going to snow in the sanctuary."

Other special effects will include lighting and pyrotechnics.

Graham also said attendees should anticipate a high energy show with a variety of Christmas music, ranging from contemporary to traditional with many upbeat numbers.

"I'm of the opinion that if you do a Christmas program, you ought to have familiar Christmas songs in it," Wolfe said.

But those buoyant numbers aren't all audience members will hear.

"It's not necessarily just hanging from the rafters. That's what the Church of God is known for, for doing a lot of upbeat stuff. That's what's different about this," Graham said.

"There will be some good intimacy time with God. It's not just a show, per se, but it's a worship time also, with the lights involved."

Graham recommended calling the church for free tickets in advance. He said capacity for each show will be between 600 and 700 people, but they want to be sure not to overbook.

"I encourage folks to take it seriously, because it'll be probably the most unique thing in the city — maybe not the largest, but probably the most unique," Wolfe said.

"And it's not that I'm bringing all the quality to the table. These folks are very gifted," he said.

"I work from the ridiculous to the sublime as far as talent goes, and these guys measure with any of them."

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