December is an exciting month for many reasons, one being holiday performances! Every year, schools and communities perform one of many holiday productions. There is no better season for all communities to come together like that of the holiday season. Because of this, we have compiled a two-part blog of popular holiday productions to look out for in communities near you to help you get into the festive mood. Follow along to discover the popular holiday performances.
“A Christmas Carol”
This is a Charles Dickens’ classic story of a bitter old man, known as Scrooge, who is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. With each visit, Scrooge is taken into a journey, from his past, his present and future. Through these journeys, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, more generous man.
“Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”
This is a musical rendition of Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday story. It brings the book to life as it takes the audience on a journey along with the Grinch as he learns about all the great things Christmas truly has to offer. Classic songs like “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “I Hate Christmas Eve” are featured in the musical.
“A Charlie Brown Christmas”
With the many commercial traditions, it can be easy to lose track of what Christmas is really all about. Just like in the real world, this musical rendition of A Charlie Brown Christmas follows Charlie and the Peanuts gang as they discover the true meaning of Christmas.
Although it doesn’t fall under the musical category, the ballet performance is definitely a true holiday classic. The story is based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s “The Nutcracker and the King of Mice.” It follows the dream of a young German girl where a Nutcracker prince takes her in a journey through the enchanted forest wonderland.
“Elf the Musical”
Like the movie Elf, the musical is based on the story of a young orphan child named Buddy who is raised by Santa’s elves after crawling into his bag of gifts.
After finding out that he is a real boy, he travels back home to meet his family and attempts to make them and all other New Yorkers believe in Santa.
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