Every year our family listens to or watches an adaptation of A Christmas Carol. It could be Focus on the Family’s Radio Theatre or The Muppet’s Christmas Carol or anything in between or several things in between. Somehow A Christmas Carol makes its way into our lives during this time. Maybe, when we grow up we’ll actually read the book by Charles Dickens, but for now these others will suffice.
This year some of us are performing it. Our church is partnering with the our community theater to perform A Christmas Carol thoughout the city this Christmas season. About a third of the cast, the director and the praise and worship band and choir are all from our church. Last Saturday, they performed downtown at the “Square”.
Josiah is playing The Intelligent Lad. Although he only has a few lines, he has done an amazing job. One of his (homeschool) drama teachers was at the auditions and said she just wanted to clap when he was auditioning. His voice has gotten lower and matured and he can really project it.
I will say, it’s a little odd when your very masculine 14 year old son says, “Mom, can you do my makeup?”
Here is The Intelligent Lad talking with Scrooge about the prize turkey.
Phoebe and Benjamin are in the choir and are doing a great job. They both love to sing and are excited to sing with the adults.