I wanted to let everyone in the Valley or close enough to drive to North Bend of a little Gem I have found recently. It has been here for years and I am sure I must have heard about but had never gone till last week. It is the Valley Center Stage. We went to see “The Christmas Carol”, directed By Gary Schwartz, who also started the Theater.
The play was done in what is called “Story Theater Style”. I really didn’t know what to expect. I was very pleasantly surprised. It was wonderful. As I said in my first post about this, “my jaw actually hurt from smiling and laughing so much. (A good kind of hurt! lol!)
The cast was great. So many of them played several parts and narrated their parts as well. There was singing and so much joy put out to the audience. You could tell that the actors, both the adults and the kids involved loved what they were doing and they did it very well. I have seen quite a few plays and I have see AThe Christmas Carol many times. I can say that this version of The Christmas Carol is one of my favorites now. The work and love of the art put it to it showed. I looked around and everyone was smiling and laughing. I even cried a tear or two for Scrooge played by Gary Schwartz. (I don’t consider a movie or play or book to be any good if I don’t get a little bit of a cry out of it, lol. It could be from being sad or just so much joy.(LOL!)
I finally after all these years reading or seeing it on TV realize that Scrooge wasn’t so bad as he was so sad. But he finally saw his ways and turned himself around.
Thank you Valley Center Stage actors and director Gary Schwartz for such a great show and opening my eyes up to this form of Theater. I am really looking forward to going to another show there soon. I would highly recommend it to anyone.
Again the actors, and director and all the staff who were great also, thank you! Happy Holidays!
If you don’t live near the area here, check your home town and see if you have one, I think you will find it very entertaining.