The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
RunningTime: Approximately 45-60 minutes
Cast: 8 M, 8 F, 18 flexible (With doubling: 6 M, 8 F, 16 flexible)
HOLIDAY CLASSIC. Adapted from the book by L. Frank Baum. As a baby, Santa Claus is found orphaned in the Forest of Burzee and is adopted by a wood nymph. When Santa becomes an adult, he goes to live in the Laughing Valley and begins to make toys in his workshop and give them to children in the nearby village. This enrages the Lord of Lerd, who has banned all toys in the village. Santa’s toys have also angered the Awgwas, who are annoyed that the children are so busy playing with toys, they don’t have time to be naughty anymore. The Awgwas, with the help of the Lord of Lerd and Jack Frost, set out to rid the land of Santa Claus once and for all. Young audiences will delight in learning Santa’s real name and what it means, how he became immortal, who built his workshop, why he loves the color red, and why he delivers toys at night.