In-person theatre program: Enchanted Bookshop Christmas | Kids Out and About Rochester

In-person theatre program: Enchanted Bookshop Christmas

An in-person educational theatre experience culminating in performances of the holiday prequel to the beloved The Enchanted Bookshop. Program meets 2 days a week. We follow NYS Guidelines for COVID-19 safety.

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Revisit or discover anew the beloved literary characters of the bestselling The Enchanted Bookshop in this very merry prequel.  This time, they’re joined by a whole crew of Christmas themed characters, including the Nutcracker Prince, Amy March, the Velveteen Rabbit, the Little Match Girl, and even Ebenezer Scrooge himself! 

As the play begins, it’s four days before Christmas and Miss Margie, the scatterbrained owner of the shop, is thrilled to have two very special guests — her serious-minded sister Ellen and book-loving niece Annabelle.  Ellen was recently laid off from her position as an astronomy professor, and she’s certain she’ll never find a job again.  Her luck changes, however, when high-tech billionaire Philip Brantley stops in at the shop and Margie convinces him to hire Ellen for his new space project.

With Ellen out shopping, Margie has a brainstorm to wrap the bookmark that Philip wrote his phone number on and give it to Ellen as a Christmas present.  After all, what could possibly go wrong?  Ha! 

When the present disappears, it’s up to our come-to-life book characters to solve the mystery of the missing bookmark and save the day for Ellen — all without giving away their magical existence.  It’s a hilarious, heartwarming tale that reminds us that the best gifts don’t come wrapped in pretty paper and bows.

Tuition: $200 - once you are registered you are in the show

Limited to 17 participants

Grades 2-8

Director: Tina Crandall-Gommel

Assistant Director: Amanda Hartmann

October 28-December 12: Wednesdays 6-8:30, Saturdays 9-12:30

December 13-16 5-9pm

Performances: December 18 at 7pm, December 19 at 2pm and 7pm.

*Performs as a night of one acts with our teen holiday program.

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75 Stutson St
Rochester, NY, 14612
United States


Contact name: 
Tina Crandall-Gommel
Wednesdays 6-8:30; Saturdays 9-12:30; Tech Week 5-9