The Kids’ Club Christmas play has it’s opening night tomorrow night at our church. The play is titled Wrapping All The Way and it tells the story of Jesus’ birth in a manger, the true meaning of Christmas.
There are several videos on YouTube if you would like to look it up and see basically what it is about and what it looks like. Just type ‘Wrapping All The Way’ in the search.
We have been practicing several times a week and our last run-through will be tonight at 6:30 p.m. before tomorrow night’s official production.
The play will begin tomorrow night at 5 p.m. and right after the play we all go downstairs for a full turkey dinner being put on by the church.
Everyone is welcome – the entire cast, the production team (which includes me on the soundboard and my husband who will be running the video camera) and all members of the audience whether they attend our church or not.
I took some pictures of the stage to give you an idea of what it will look like. Once all the permission forms are handed in pictures and video can be taken of the children performing the play.
All safety steps are being taken to protect the children’s identity when it comes to sharing any photos or video of the night.
Things were a little rough in the beginning but now the children have their parts down and are beginning to shine in the spotlight. They are getting better at using the microphones, making my job easier.
The youngest cast member is just 6 years old and she is a dynamo! Wow, she has a great singing voice and not only knows her lines but pretty much everyone else’s.
She is a natural born actress. Her role is a dual one; playing Tanzie the star of the gift wrapping station in the town square and Mary, the mother of Jesus.
The story is basically one of a fictional town called Tuneville where the citizens like Christmas so much they declare every day to be Christmas Day.
They get so caught up in the excitement, gifts, and commercialism of the holiday that they forget what the true meaning is. So Tanzie tells them the story of Mary, Joseph and the angels heralding the birth of Jesus.
I am excited to be on the team helping to bring this play to life and I must admit a little nervous too. I just don’t want anything to happen that will detract from all the hard work these children have put in.
We have a whiteboard right next to the soundboard that has this written on it in red marker. “God gave you His best what are you giving Him?”
That always gives me pause to think every time I sit down at the controls. It is time to head off to the church for our final practice so I will finish and post this now.
Thanks to everyone that stopped by my blog to read what I had to say today.