Holiday spirit sometimes needs a little push. Sometimes parents say a clean anything helps them move toward a better spirit. I say what is really needed is one of the always thrilling holiday performances. This can include anything from school concerts to ballets. With many of these shows being somewhat local, there are many opportunities to raise the holiday spirit.
Scrooge is a show about a man named Ebenezer Scrooge. This show is based on the book A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickinson. Ebenezer is visited by 4 ghosts: his old deceased partner Marley, the ghost of Christmas past, the ghost of Christmas future, and the ghost of Christmas present. This show plays live at the Stanley on December 12 and 13. The Stanley is located on Genesee Street. More information is available at http://www.thestanley.org/events/view/126/scrooge. If you are unable to make this show like many other people, you can watch A Muppets Christmas Carol.
School concerts are often just as good as “bigger” shows like Scrooge. All the school concerts are unique and are usually inimitable. The 4th, 5th, and 6th grade concert was on December 4. The concert as a whole was pleasurable. The many variety of instruments included cello, violin, viola, trumpet, trombone, saxophone, flute, clarinet, percussion, bass clarinet, bass saxophone, and my personal favorite the French horn. The 7th and 8th grade concert was on December 8th. This concert was indescribable in a good way.
Another great show to see is The Nutcracker. This show is about a young girl named Clara who is given a nutcracker during a party. The nutcracker comes to life and battles the mouse queen. Then guides Clara through a magical land. This show is a ballet. Many different dance studios put on this show. One of them is John Hayes O’ Neil Studio of Dance. This studio is celebrating its 25th anniversary performance of The Nutcracker.
No matter what you do this holiday season, make it a good one.
By: Hannah B.