El Cajon, CA
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Articles by Patti Chavez

Twenty years ago, after a trip to New York City, Christian Community Theater’s founder and long-time El Cajon resident Paul Russell had an idea. Why should New York City be the only one with a famous holiday show?
“It was 1990, I was with the late Bob Hamman and his wife Dottie and we had seen Radio City Music Hall’s production of The Christmas Spectacular, and thought how great it would be to have that kind of show in San Diego,” Russell said. “Bob and Dottie Hamman were the angels who invested the seed money to make this idea a reality.”