Sunday, December 6, 2009

Frosty the Snowman

We enjoyed another great performance at the Columbia Children's Theater the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This time it was Frosty the Snowman, which is one of the kids' all time favorite Christmas carols, holiday movie, and book.

We've seen the CCT perform three times thus far, Go, Dog. Go!, Pinocchio, and now Frosty. They just seem to improve with each performance.
We met our good friend N and her two girls EG and AM (Anna's bff from school), and as N so rightly stated "this is my new favorite thing to do with kids in Columbia." The kids had a ball, they interacted well with the actors (who walked among the audience and asked questions of the kids) and LOVED the show.

Waiting for the show to start and enjoying popcorn with our friends.

AM, big sister EG, James, and Anna

One of the things I like the best about CCT is that the performances are geared towards children, but there is all sorts of humor that us "grown-ups" enjoy - making the show a true family event.

James and "Frosty" following the show.

One of the actors, I don't know his name, played the character "James" who was a nerdy schoolboy determined to win the school science fair. He is truly talented, was HYSTERICAL, and in my opinion should be on SNL or some sort of comedy show.
James with "James" and "Worm" - the naughty boy who stole Frosty's hat in the play.
It was a great kick-off to the holiday season, and prompted many subsequent rounds of Frosty the Snowman throughout our house. It's also prompted reenactments of the play around our house, complete with Anna pretending to be the lead character of the little girl "Samantha" and yelling at "Worm" to not take Frosty's hat.
Sigh. I'm not sure if I should be proud that Anna is so perceptive to have picked up on the entire story line after seeing the show one time or frightened that she is so freaking smart.

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