“Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?” Charlie Brown and his gang do, and you can too this winter with the Lionheart Theatre. Starting on Dec. 8, you can join your community in celebrating the season with this timeless tale. The classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas is one of the December events in Norcross that the entire family can look forward to and enjoy this year.
From Screen to Stage
Many of us grew up watching A Charlie Brown Christmas, so it is a production that is very near and dear to our hearts. At Lionheart, we do the program justice by putting on a show that is word-for-word to the television version. The all-child cast of the Lionheart production mimics the ages of the characters in the TV favorite, to further add whimsy and charm to the show.
If you aren’t familiar with A Charlie Brown Christmas, the story is about a group of beloved characters who are determined to discover the true meaning of Christmas. Charlie Brown himself becomes disgusted with the materialism that has consumed the holiday, and he accepts the offer to direct the school Christmas pageant.
This task proves to be difficult for him, and he employs the help of a scrawny Christmas tree to bring the true spirit of the holiday back into the lives of his close friends. It’s a heartwarming tale that’s sure to get you in the holiday spirit.
Charlie Brown and the History of Lionheart
Not only is this tale special to Lionheart simply because of its classic timelessness, but it was also the very first production the theatre company ever put on, back in 2000. In the past, the theatre has put on A Charlie Brown Christmas for eight years in a row, and the cast and crew are elated to bring the show back.
For 2016, this production will wrap up the year for Lionheart, and Director, Tanya Caldwell wouldn’t want the season to end any other way. She loves the A Charlie Brown Christmas because it is a lighthearted favorite that everyone adores. The theatre hopes that it will bring the Norcross community together one last time in 2016, to share in the joy of the holiday season.
Important Details You Can’t Miss
As far as December events in Norcross go, A Charlie Brown Christmas is not one you want to miss out on. Starting on Dec. 8 and ending Dec. 18, you can catch a showing of this beloved production. Of course, it is family friendly, so bring the kids along and make some memories together.
Cookies and punch with the cast will be served after each show, and there will also be a canned goods drive that you can participate in. There are more details are to come, so be sure to check back with the Lionheart website or Facebook page for additional information. Contact Lionheart Theatre today to purchase your tickets or to learn more about what’s left for 2016. Merry Christmas and happy holidays, Norcross!