According to Lincoln Center's new LCT3 project at its slogan, it takes "New Audiences for New Artists." It also takes new critics, hence the establishment of Theater Talk's New Theater Corps in 2005, a way for up-and-coming theater writers and eager new theatergoers to get exposure to the ever-growing theater scene in New York City. Writers for the New Theater Corps are given the opportunity to immerse themselves in the off-off and off-Broadway theater scene, learning and giving back high-quality reviews at the same time. Driven by a passion and love of the arts, the New Theater Corps aims to identify, support, and grow the arts community, one show and one person at a time.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

A Jingle From St. Nick!

Loaded with Christmas carols and Spanish translations, A Jingle from St. Nick is a delightful and educational rendition of “Twas the Night Before Christmas”. The show (directed at children, but great for all ages) portrays Aunt as Jewish, and thus, is able to show the difference between Christmas and Hanukkah in a unique, entertaining way.

Also, Mama is Puerto Rican, and through her, we see how Puerto Ricans celebrate Christmas. With dinner props (like pernil and chuletas), and an explanation of Three Kings Day, we see an entirely different view of Christmas.

Although it only lasts about an hour, A Jingle From St. Nick is so entertaining, you will walk away with the largest smile. Singing along to Christmas Carols (in both English and Spanish) and watching as the children dance along with the actors, makes the show too great to pass up. It puts you in the true Christmas spirit and makes everyone just a bit more merry.

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