I love winter. There is something magical about snowstorms and the way light reflects off snowbanks and icicles. The best days are the ones spent snuggled up indoors with a blanket and a cup of tea (or cocoa) with no place to go.
I also love Christmas. It's such a beautiful time of year. I love the lights. I love the music. I love the cookies and time spent with family and friends. I love how excited my kids get - who am I kidding? I get excited, too.
One of my favorite parts of this time of year is directing a Christmas play for the Enosburg Falls Opera House. I feel incredibly lucky to be able to create something that will fill audiences with that good, Christmas-y feeling. This year I feel even luckier because I get to direct my own script, Greedy Greta Visits Christmas Town. It's a fun show with a lot of magic and good cheer. It's going to be a lot of fun.
Rehearsals start today, and I am so excited. I have a wonderful cast of kids and adults to work with, and I just finished choreographing a fun dance for the elves using a fun, upbeat version on Jingle Bells. I've been listening to it non-stop for a week, and I am definitely already in the Christmas spirit.
Christmas plays are a great way to build a community tradition. The holiday (really from Thanksgiving until Christmas)is built on traditions, and every family has their own specials events and practices. Going to see a Christmas play is a great addition to your usual festivities.
Em is a writer, theatre director, and hiker. She likes mixing horror with magical realism and adding sci-fi twist.