A Breakthrough Theatre Family Christmas

A Breakthrough Theatre Family Christmas

A Breakthrough Theatre Family Christmas
Created and Directed by Wade Hair
Breakthrough Theatre
Winter Park, FL

With the year winding down, it’s time to return to the old chestnuts and bring out the Christmas song book. This season, Breakthrough Theater gives just about everyone that worked for them a chance to pop out one last favorite holiday number, and over two dozen people pack the stage tonight. Nearly all are relative newcomers; most have only done one or two other shows and those just in the last year or two. Only Angela Cotto and Carla Davis are on my regulars checklist of naughty and nice girls. A medley of the Hot Holiday Hits bracket the individual performances, and I think my hot chocolate covered notes indicate they began with “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Toyland” and “A Few of my Favorite Holly Branches” opened the evening. Soon we were into the solo numbers.

One way to win over an audience is free candy; and a young lady kicked off the solos with the old Dean Martin fave “Marshmallow World” as she passed out marshmallow snowmen. Ms. Davis in a striking red dress begged us to “Please Come Home for Christmas” and the next singer promised us if we showed up it would be a proper “Hard Candy Christmas.” Then the super sexy “Santa Baby” reminded us gifts really ARE the reason for the season. As the cast wrapped up the program, Ms. Cotto proudly demonstrated her recently acquired skill with the kazoo. You haven’t had your heart wrenched until you’ve heard a Christmas medley played with a Kazoo, and backwards no less. As we wrapped up the last number a guest Santa snuck in thought the sound booth and passed out more candy canes. How could you go wrong? Sugary songs on stage and sugary treats in cellophane, and a massive cast delivering the goods. Wow, it really IS a Breakthrough Christmas!

For more information, please visit http://www.breakthroughtheatre.com or look them up on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Breakthrough-Theatre-of-Winter-Park/

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