What better way to get into the holiday spirit than with a warm hearted tale of that jolly perennial favorite: Frosty the Snowman. The town of Chestnut Hills is getting ready for the festivities and the children have just been dismissed from school for the much anticipated Christmas break of two weeks. What should they do first? Go shopping for presents at the mall? Gretchen (Lisa DeAngelis) and her BFF Trudy (Chelsea Dacey) are all for getting our their Christmas list but they are vetoed by Gretchen's brother Tallen (Mark Tyler Joy) and his good friend Jeremiah (Mackenzie Julius Sherrod). They agree to build a snowman instead and what a snowman it is!
The Downtown Cabaret Children's Theatre Company of Bridgeport is happy to welcome you to "Frosty the Snowman" by Artistic Director Phill Hill weekends until Thursday, December 29.
Once the children team up to create a winter figure in ice, strange things begin to happen. Lance Anthony's Frosty is jovial and full of fun and with his magic hat firmly in place he is ready to make everything merry. Plans come to an abrupt halt when, however, the Mayor of Chestnut Hills, the honorable Mayor Crabtree, brought to life by a cantankerous and crabby T. Sean Maher, decides he dislikes the holiday so much that he will banish it.
The mayor's assistant, a most agreeable Miss Gooseberry played by Lynette Marshall, can't get her boss to change his mind. As of this moment, Christmas is cancelled as well as Christmas vacation, future weekends and all of summer vacation too. What are the kids to do? How will Frosty save the day, if it can be rescued at all?
With songs like "Don't Stop Me Now," "Taking Care of Christmas," "We're Not Going to Take It" and a rousing "Stayin' Alive" and "All I Want For Christmas Is You" finale, the mood roller coasters from happy to sad, to upset to elated, as the Christmas spirit rouses to save the day. T. Sean Maher does triple duty as the Mayor, the choreographer and the director.
For tickets ($23, children $19 ), call the Downtown Children's Cabaret, 263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport at 203-576-1636, opt. 0 or online at www.MyCabaret.org. Performances are Saturday and Sunday at noon and 2:30 p.m. as well as Wednesday and Thursday, December 28 and 29 at 4 p.m. Don't forget to pack goodies to share at your table or have a birthday party for the kiddies.
Grab your coat and get your hat, bundle up the kiddies, and go to the sunny side of the street where magical snowmen and inventive children work together to assure that the holiday is not forgotten.