Christmas Plays The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
Have you ever wondered just where Santa Claus came from? L. Frank Baum knew. The same man who created “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” lets us in on his secret; the story of Saint Nicholas as told to him by Necile, the wood nymph who found him and raised him as her own. And into a world of Knooks, Faeires, Ryls, yes and even the dreaded Awgwas, Claus was raised. “Beware the Awgwas,” Necile warns Claus. “They hide his shadows and under beds to frighten human children!” And so Claus decides he must leave the world of the Immortals and live among the humans, there to make toys to make children happy. He gets help from Jack Frost, who shows him the Frost Gale which allows Claus and his sleigh to fly. And also from two runaway Knooks, Lem and Barlo, who want to hear the children laugh. This delightful tale answers once and for all how Santa Claus made the first toy, why he climbs down chimneys and, most of all, how he learned to laugh that great ‘Ho Ho Ho’. Celebrating the centennial of Baum’s original book, all his wonderful characters, such as Ak, the Master Woodsman, King Will, the bookkeeper who’s out to catch Claus and the fearful King Awgwa, come to life for the first time on stage! Done with representational sets, this show is sure to be the hit of the Christmas season. And along the way, you too will ‘Ho Ho Ho’ at The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus.