Making a Christmas event special is difficult enough without trying to coordinate schedules, organize costumes and rehearse. Taproot Theatre’s Christmas Touring shows are designed to make it easy! Since 1976, Taproot has provided entertainment for Christmas dinners, brunches, events and Sunday services. Our teams of professional actors come prepared to give your audience a great time, bringing everything needed for an exciting theatrical experience. This year, we would love to share our shows with your church family as you celebrate the birth of Christ!
Taproot Theatre Company creates theatre experiences to brighten the spirit, engage the mind and deepen the understanding of the world around us while inspiring imagination, conversation and hope.
Share the joy of Christmas with your church or organization with a Taproot Theatre Touring production.
Touring November 28 through December 22
Call 206.529.3669 or e-mail us to schedule a performance.
“… superb play and performance!! We always are happy with Taproot and what you bring to our event, but this year exceeded our expectations … Great job, one and all!!” ~ Cindy Sanders, Refuge Church
~ Barry Brenden, Highlands Community Church
Taproot Theatre’s 2014
Christmas Touring Repertoire
NEW THIS YEAR!
It’s A Wonderful Improvised Life
Created by Danny Walter and Randy Dixon
It’s a familiar story we’ve all watched dozens of time, but Taproot Theatre’s Improv Team presents it with new twists and turns in every performance. Using It’s a Wonderful Life as a guide, creator Danny Walter has put together a play that four of Taproot’s improvisers make unique by soliciting key story elements from audience members. Come and make history while having a blast and enjoying a night full of laughs as you experience It’s A Wonderful Improvised Life.
4 actors, 60 minutes
The Carpenter’s Gift
By BJ Smyth
Directed by Jenny Estill
Ruth and Isaac are experiencing all the wackiness that accompanies producing their church’s annual Christmas play, when a new hiccup arises—Joe, their carpenter, has fallen in love with Marie, a new church member. Scurrilous rumors begin to fly regarding Marie’s past, and people frown on the growing relationship. When Joe leaves town with Marie, Ruth and Isaac’s hopes for setting the Christmas play in a state-of-the-art stable are dashed! But why is that more important than their friend—the carpenter? Motives are tested and transformed as Ruth and Isaac learn the true joy of sacrifice that is the embodiment of Christmas.
2 actors, 35 minutes
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
The Innkeepers’ Christmas
By Anne Kennedy Brady
Directed by Nathan Jeffrey
“Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Bar Jonah Inn! Close to all the Bethlehem action, serving all your Bethlehem needs!” Except, of course, for that one very unusual night. As innkeepers Jacob and Miriam whiz about accommodating strange requests and stranger guests with their trademark humor and wit, a desperate plea to use their stable makes them pause; if this is the advent of God’s Child, what kind of family is He creating? The Innkeeper’s Christmas re-frames the first Christmas, drawing laughter and insight from the unexpected ways God alters expectations.
3 actors, approx 55 minutes
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
adapted and directed
by Nathan Jeffrey
“God bless us, every one.” This year, Taproot brings back its touring production of Dickens’ beloved Christmas tale. All your favorite characters are included: Scrooge, Tiny Tim, the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future and that fabulous Christmas Goose. And along with them come some often-missing parts in the tale of Scrooge’s redemption! Perfect for audiences of all ages, it’s the story of a mysterious night and the transforming power of hope.
4 actors, 55 minutes
Contact TTC’s Associate Director of Education and Outreach, Suzanne Townsend or call 206.529.3669, to assist you in selecting the right play for your needs.
(Same play, same day, same location)
* A travel fee is added for all destinations.