PTA Mom is the mother of three young kids age 11 and under who somehow either start out in the bed or end up there at some point during the night. She has a demanding job trying to make stuff up all day, coaches’ softball and cheerleading teams--which is like herding cats, a husband who at all times would rather be golfing and has a nanny with a tramp stamp. She loves red wine, Ciroc vodka and has gotten pretty good at the BBQ. Do not ask her to ever do the laundry as she doesn’t separate whites from darks and thinks Mr. Clean is really one of those hot bald guys. Come visit on a Friday during the summer and you are bound to hear some bad Karaoke. Just don’t ask her to remove the bag or you’d see her forked tongue.
She chooses to remain anonymous. Do you blame her?
This delightful adaption of Charles Dickens', A Christmas Carol, by Tony Award winning writer, Patrick Barlow (39 Steps), uses nothing more than some simple props to recreate the classic tale with a few modern twists. The show takes place at the beautiful St. Clement's Church and Theatre, which is the third oldest, continually operating Off Broadway Theatre in New York City. Five gifted actors bring to life all of our favorite characters, from Scrooge and Tiny Tim to Bob Cratchit and Mrs. Fezziwig. This timeless story of redemption reminds us to celebrate the spirit of the season all year long.
My three kids really enjoyed it, but due to the somewhat scary nature of having three ghosts visit Scrooge; this is not for kids under age 5. Additionally, the theater is not handicap assessable and has a few flights of stairs. Run time 90 minutes with no intermission.
Here’s what kids had to say about the play. (Note: My middle son was being camera shy and didn’t want to participate in the video, even though he really liked the show too.)