‘Playhouse Family Christmas’ already a smash hit

Last year, Ebeneezer Scrooge and a teddy bear come to life had a musical number with backing reindeer.

You do not have to be a Broadway show to be a huge success, as proven by the upcoming production of “A Playhouse Family Christmas,” which is already sold out.

The annual show at the Prospect Playhouse Theatre has become a firm fixture on the holiday calendar and has soared in popularity since its debut. There is a waiting list, so do not despair yet. Just get yourself on it sooner rather than later. The show runs on weekends from Nov. 23-Dec. 9.

Lead characters Grizz and Frizz and all of the Christmas spirits have been busily working over the last few months in preparation for opening night. Writer, director and performer Sue Howe is very happy to be gathering her cast together once again to bring the wonders of the festive season to audiences of all ages.

Over the years, this production has spirited audiences away to Grizz and Frizz’s living room, to the Snow Globe and the North Pole, to the Christmas Village and the Toy Store. This year, the merry band of colorful, festive characters welcomes you to Snowtown.

“We’ve always been so fortunate to have such a fabulously talented and hardworking cast and crew, whose sole goal is to bring joy and the spirit of the season to souls young and old,” says Howe. “We love every moment that we have with our audiences, who in return bring us so much happiness and make us feel lucky to be able to share the joy and wonder of this time of year. It’s about celebrating the child in all of us.

“There will be familiar faces and new characters, all very excited to be bringing a total of nine performances to the stage in a magical setting. The shows are designed to uplift and entertain and put everyone in the Christmas mood. Come and join us at our wonderful theater in Prospect and let us put a smile on your face, and some Christmas joy in your heart!”

A Playhouse Family Christmas runs from Nov. 23 through Dec. 9. Friday and Saturdays. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m., and the Sunday matinee shows start at 4 p.m., with doors opening at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 for children under 12 and $15 for adults. Buy tickets online at www.cds.ky.