Tim Connors is the Grinch Who Stole Christmas! FHS Thespians are proud to host Christmas Memories, a collection of humorous and heartwarming songs and stories. Guests should bring food donations for the Freeport Area Church Cooperative, which needs plenty of food to keep up with our community’s need for non-perishable food items.
Directors Becky and Tim Connors describe Christmas Memories as “our homemade Christmas card for the community. It’s been great working with other teachers in FSD145 to make this show. Each cast member brings his or her unique talents to make it a delightful performance.” For the fourth time, Christmas Memories is presented by Freeport High School Thespians at Freeport High School, and ticket sales will support college scholarships for those students.
FSD 145 staff and family members, Laura Stocker, Derek Simons, Cecelie Eiler, Livia Dinderman, Henry Connors, Becky Connors, Tim Connors, Jody Brubaker, and Gary Brubaker make up the cast. Robert Winter is the technical director.
The stories include traditional favorites such as A Visit from St. Nicholas by Clement C. Moore and How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss. This year’s show features a new retelling of A Wish to be a Christmas Tree and Pearl S. Buck’s Christmas Day in the Morning. Freeport native Matt Bruehler wrote A Christmas Lyric, a delightfully punny spoof of Christmas carol lyrics. Newer stories like Santa Knows and How Santa Got His Job will tickle the audience’s funny bone. .
Music is an important part of the Christmas Memories joy. The cast will sing a variety of holiday tunes from traditional carols like Here We Come a Wassailing and Deck the Halls, to jazzier standards like Sleigh Ride, The Man With the Bag, and The Christmas Waltz. Other songs include John Denver’s A Christmas Wish and We Wish You a Merry Christmas. In addition to vocals, the program features piano, guitar, flute, and violin. It’s the perfect way to start the holiday season for adults and children.
Tickets cost just $5 plus a non-perishable food donation for the Freeport Area Church Cooperative. To purchase tickets, call the Freeport High School business office at 232-0428. Please park in the west parking lot at Freeport High School to get to the Studio Theater in room 228. For more information, please call Tim or Becky Connors at 232-0446.
Event: Christmas Memories
Where: Freeport High School Studio Theater (Room 228)
When: November 30, December 1, and December 2 at 7:30 p.m.