OrKIDStra’s Home for the Holidays

Hello! Yesterday we went to see the Louisville Orchestra perform at the Brown Theatre. It was very cool. The Louisville Youth Choir was also there and Tim King was there too. Our favorite piece with singing was It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year because it sounded smooth and cool and Tim King sang it really well. Our favorite orchestra piece was Polar Express Suite because it was BIG and from a very good movie.

There was a song called Nuttin’ for Christmas and it was horrible – no presents, no candy, no candy canes! It was more of a horror song then a Christmas song. It’s about a girl who tied a knot in someones hair and got nothing for Christmas. There was also a Christmas sing-along with songs like Jingle Bells, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Joy to the World, Silent Night, Away in a Manger, O Come, All Ye Faithful, and Deck the Halls. There was also a part where Santa came and started jingling a pair of bells. That looked cool.

In the lobby there were lots of different crafts like a gingerbread man and a candy cane mouse. There were also lots of different coloring sheets.

This was a great show. We think you should see more shows from the Louisville Orchestra and Louisville Youth Choir. The next OrKIDstra concert, Fantastic Fairy Tales, will be January 24th. The Louisville Youth Choir’s next performance is A Christmas Festival at Harvey Browne Presbyterian Church on Friday, December 12th.

Merry Christmas,

Turtle and Moose

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Actors Theatre of Louisville’s A Christmas Carol

Hello! Yesterday, we went to see A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and it was AMAZING. It is a great show done every year at Actors Theater of Louisville. It is a very festive way to start the year.

The story is of a man who is very wealthy and mean who takes an adventure through space and time and meets some ghosts. Will he learn the importance of Christmas??? Dun dun dun!!!

They had many new things and here are our favorites. Our favorite character was The Ghost of Christmas Present, played by Lee Palmer, because he taught you an important lesson that we won’t give away. Our other favorite character was Mr. Fezziwig, played by Andy Gaukel, because he was nice, merry, and a very good dancer. Our favorite costumes were Marley’s, played by Larry Bull, because it has chains that look really cool and the Ghost of Christmas Present because he has apples and meat all over his robe and it looks really awesome. There were a lot of special effects and here were our favorites – the green lights in Marley’s scene, they were really spooky, the stars moving in the background, and The Ghost of Christmas Future but we won’t tell you about that because it’s a very BIG surprise.

This was a very cool play and we really think you should see it.

Happy Thanksgiving,

Turtle and Moose