Kids-N-Co is set to celebrate the Christmas season with their newest production “A Seussified Christmas Carol.” The new play, directed by Mia Francesca Carreon, is a whimsical reinvention of Dickens’ most beloved Christmas story in wacky rhymed couplets.
With zoot fruited juices and binka bird geese, from Bed-Headed Fred to Timmy Loo Hoo, this tale of glorious holiday cheer is similar to something Dr. Seuss might have come up with — if he ever had his way with the story.
Performances of this quirky take on a Christmas favorite are at 7:30 p.m. December 3, 9 & 10, and 2:30 p.m. December 4 & 11, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison.
Tickets are $7 for adults, and $5 for children, students, military and senior citizens.
In addition to the Christmas show, Kids-N-Co will also be hosting auditions for their next show, “Alice in Wonderland”
This adaptation was written by UTEP student John Robledo III from the “Alice” books by Lewis Carroll.
Directed by Robledo, the play follows Alice as she falls down a rabbit hole to the fantastical world of wonderland where she meets various talking animals and the evil Queen of Hearts. Ultimately, Alice’s adventure teaches her about growing up.
Auditions are open to young people and adults, 10 to adult. Auditions will consist of cold readings and some improvisations.
Roles to be filled include Alice, the Queen of Hearts, the White Rabbit, Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum, the Dormouse, the Caterpillar, and all the favorite characters from Carroll’s beloved story. The role of the Cheshire Cat has been pre-cast.
There is no cost to perform in a KIDS-N-CO. production. Show dates will be Fridays-Sundays Feb. 3-19 2017.