Gloucester Stage Company Youth Acting Workshops proudly presents Holiday Delights! Students participating in the Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Program perform in this wonderful seasonal show about the importance of family and friends. Filled with the spirit of the holidays, this show will be sure to put everyone in the mood to have fun!
Holiday Delights showcases a cast of young people ranging in age from 6 to 17, all students in Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshops. This family holiday event marks the fifth time in Gloucester Stage history that a production has featured an entire cast of student actors.
The 2013 edition of Holiday Delights features the new journey of a young girl who discovers the spirit and the joys of the holiday season as she faces the prospect of leaving her beloved hometown of Gloucester and moving with her family to a new home in Michigan. During her Christmas Eve travels with Mrs. Claus and the elves, she joins an Egyptian Christmas celebration, celebrates Hanukkah, travels back in time to turn of the century Gloucester to see her Italian-Irish ancestors celebrate the holidays and meets famous literary characters including The Cratchit Family and the Fezziwig Family from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol , and the March Sisters from Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women . During her Christmas Eve journey she learns about the special traditions of other families and comes to realize the importance of her own family traditions.
The young actors bring the classic stories to life on stage. The holiday event features classic holiday music including Deck The Halls; Angels We Have Heard On High; O, Christmas Tree and Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.
Conceived and directed by Heidi Dallin with music direction by Gloucester Public Schools' Helen Greene, choreography by Windhover’s Carol Burnham, costume design by Lara Jardullo, lighting design by Brendan Marr, set design by Gloucester's Joe Mustone, and property design by Danvers' Jamie Wilkinson.