Tuesday, December 17, 2013

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

This weekend I attended "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," at the Licklog Player's Theater in Hayesville, NC.

I dreaded attending the play because my mind raced with things I needed to do.  I decided if the performance did not excite me, I would leave at intermission.

Surprise!  This was one of the best plays I've ever seen.  My senses exploded with imagery.  Children danced in colorful costumes and their songs melted my heart. Carol Smucker did a fabulous job playing the piano.

I wonder how Nancy Davis directed this performance.  She overcame the challenges of the children ranging in ages.  Even the toddlers performed perfectly and never forgot their lines.

But the backdrop of a snow-capped village fascinated me.  Not even the green-faced Grinch could steal the wonder of Christmas.

The big, bad Grinch thought he could rob Christmas from Whoville.  He donned a Santa Claus suit and made his dog wear antlers like a reindeer.  The Grinch kicked the canine, gave him orders, pushed him off the sleigh, and made the dog pull the sled. (The child who portrayed the dog was great).

Ole' Grinch stole the food, the decorations, the presents, and even the Christmas tree.  He knew he would destroy the holiday. "Now I want to see how those kids will observe Christmas since I've taken all their stuff," grumbled the big, bad Grinch.

Grinch was shocked at the reaction of the Whos from Whoville.  The children just danced and sang carols celebrating Christmas without any gifts.  The Grinch could not steal the holiday because it was in their hearts.

The Grinch's heart grew two sizes larger and he returned what he had stolen.  He joined the actors on stage celebrating a Merry Christmas.

I wish my blogger friends a joyful Christmas that will bless your hearts throughout the New Year.


"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord."
                                              --Luke 2:11 (KJV)




8 comments:

Betsy Adams said...

Wow---looks like an awesome production… I love seeing Christmas plays with kids…Sounds like this was a SUPER one.

Merry Christmas to you and the family also.
Hugs,
Betsy

Glenda Beall said...

Thanks, Brenda, for this post on the Lick Log Player's Grinch. I knew it would be good, but can't sit in theaters now because of the perfume people wear.
After reading your post, I feel I almost feel I was present along with you.
Have a wonderful Christmas!

lil red hen said...

Oh this just had to be a wonderful performance! My girls and I always watched the TV production; I'm not sure who enjoyed it more. I also have the book. Haven't seen it advertised yet this year; maybe I missed it?

Your nativity set is adorable!

Dorothy said...

Brenda, you gave an exciting description of the play! It's nice that the ole Grinch can't steal our Christmas!! Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

Magnolia Tea said...

How nice that the play was surprisingly well done. That's always better than the other way around, isn't it. :) I hope you're enjoying a wonderful Christmas season. Merry Christmas, Brenda!

Paula Fraker said...

I love that story, Brenda~ I always watch the TV version (with Boris Karloff narrating) every year. One of my favorites!!

Daisy said...

Lovely post, Brenda. I'm glad you enjoyed the show. Sounds like it was a good one. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

This post made me smile! Wishing you a very blessed Christmas!