For parents, the holidays could be summed up in a two words: “Controlled chaos.” It’s a double-edged sword – Christmas is that special time meant to enjoy family, but quite honestly, mom and pop are walking in this winter wonderland with one question: ‘how many days until school starts again?’
No doubt, parents need a holiday from the holiday. If you count yourself among that group (no judgment here), then have a look at an upcoming South Carolina Children’s Theatre program scheduled for January 10. SCCT has gone the extra mile with this one. With tots, moms, and pops in mind, they’re extending holiday recovery time into the weekend and making absolutely certain that there is no cabin fever around here.
Local author Stephanie Morgan and illustrator Laura Lynn Luce teamed up in 2014 to bring the story of Blue, a young rabbit with big ideas living with his family on the Swamp Rabbit Trail, to life. Hey, Blue! was followed by the second book in the Tails on the Trail series (www.tailsontheswamprabbit.com), Oh, Beautiful!, in December 2014. Locals can spots some of their favorite haunts in each story, while children read about this lovable family’s adventures through Greenville.
On January 10, South Carolina Children’s Theatre (www.scchildrenstheatre.org) will feature Oh, Beautiful! during a special Tell Me A Story Theatre event. Part story time, part acting class, Tell Me A Story Theatre is a story dramatization for wee ones (preschool aged children) led by Traysie Amick, a well-known Upstate actress and SCCT’s Principal Teaching Artist. Traysie will bring Blue and his group of friends to life for an engaging, high-energy story time.
Tell Me A Story Theatre featuring Oh, Beautiful! takes place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 10, and will be held at South Carolina Children’s Theatre, located at 153 Augusta Street in Greenville. It costs $5 per child to attend, and you have the option of purchasing one or both Tails on the Trail books for $10 per book. Registration is available online (www.scchildrenstheatre.org/events/oh-beautiful).
Liz Morris – guest blogger