The holidays are quickly approaching, and the drama department at the Lakewood Boys & Girls Club knows exactly how to get everyone revved up for the season! They have been busy as elves for the past few weeks preparing for an out-of-this world, full of laughs Christmas play. Their first performance debuted on Friday December 5th at Lakeview Hope Academy to an eager audience full of giggling community members waiting to hear what the next character would say.
Now these talented Club members are taking their show on the road to give back to a very special group of people. While the play is based on a poem by Clement C. Moore, the Drama Club members added their own real world interpretation by basing it on a family whose father is deployed overseas for the holidays. The play is a way for the kids to give back to military families and thank them for their dedication and support, and above all their sacrifice of missing holidays with their families. It is a time for them to sit back, relax, and enjoy the show! Each character has found their niche, from singing like an American Idol winner, to making the crowd laugh just as though they were watching America‚Äôs Funniest Home Videos. It is a definite must to get geared up for the holiday season, and that is exactly what it does for those who see it. ‚ÄúThis is a great way for military families to come together and get into the holiday spirit, and an even better way for our Club members to thank them for all of their dedication and service to our country,‚Äù says Armando Mejia, Military Outreach Director for the Lakewood Branch.
‚Ä¢ Who: All Military and their families
‚Ä¢ What: ‚ÄúTwas the Night Before Christmas‚Äù play
‚Ä¢ When: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 4:30 p.m.
‚Ä¢ Where: Letterman Auditorium at Madigan Army Medical Center
The Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound benefits 11,475 children and teens at eight branches and 14 outreach sites in Pierce, Mason, and Kitsap Counties. The Clubs offer programs designed to enhance personal growth and education, tutoring, computer skills, delinquency prevention, the arts, sports training, league involvement, and much more. Through quality professional staff and a fun, positive environment, the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound assist thousands of kids in developing much needed life skills, self-esteem, and positive values. For more information on the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound, please call (253) 502-4600 or go online to www.bg-clubs.com.