For kids, Christmas has an extraordinary meaning. Because on this day, they will receive unexpected gifts from parents and Santa Claus.
From these ideas, children’s Christmas musicals with words that speak to the mind of aspirations and fun melodies make them more interested.
Here is a collection of some good Christmas songs that many children loved over time.
Let’s see what those songs ...
by W. S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan
By Lori Dana
If it’s an operetta, it must be holiday time at Lyric. This year’s musical sugarplum is that beloved Victorian chestnut, Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado. Given a gorgeous art deco makeover by British designer Mark Thompson, this version is set in 1922.
(preface by Venus Zarris)
We went to art college together a couple of decades ago and have remained beloved friends over these past 20+ years. I received some prepress about SOFA and forwarded it to Val, as she had attended in the past and I knew that she would be interested. This facilitated an artistically alchemical reunion, a meeting of old friends on a weekend bender that could best be described as an ALL-OUT ART OVERDOSE.
By Giacomo Puccini
Lyric Opera of Chicago
By Lori Dana
Most people with even a passing interest in opera are familiar with =&0=&. One of a trio of blockbusters from the height of Puccini’s career, =&0=& (along with La Bohéme and Madama Butterfly) cemented the composer’s position among the greatest masters of the operatic form.
Children’s Theatre may take many forms, and in Chicago, the options are almost endless. The gamut may take you from the parent’s guild in a church basement to a high school/college workshop, to full on-stage production. It is important, however, to maintain the distinction between “Children’s Theatre” and “Theatre for Young Adults.” Adventure Stage Chicago’s latest production, Katrina: The Girl Who Wanted Her Name Back, is definitely in the latter category. The story involves life choices, conflict resolution, alliances, and self-awareness.