November 22 – December 28……Ah, the memories. Christmas brings out the child in all of us. Remember the beautifully decorated holiday windows at the old H.C. Prange Department Store? It was a tradition to go downtown after consuming Thanksgiving dinner and stand in line with what seemed like thousands of people to get a glimpse of these detailed animated figurines playing, working, sledding—just having fun. It was pure joy! Most kids wanted to just crawl right into those windows and take part in all the Christmas fun. Gosh, if only those figurines would come to life…..
Well, here’s a tip—buy your tickets now for A Frank’s Christmas at the Meyer because this year’s story is based on the figurines in the Prange Department Store windows and you guessed it—they come to life. “I was talking to a guy recently and found out he was the grandson of H. C. Prange, his name is Henry Carl Prange” says Frank Hermans, head of Let Me Be Frank Productions. “We were talking about the figures in the windows. I told him that I remember vividly as a child standing in line to see them and I’d just stare at them. After talking to this guy my mind was made up. I decided I’d do a show about them.”
Hermans plays the caretaker of Santa’s workshop. His name is Jack Frost. There are a lot of fun and crazy things that happen in that workshop and most of it happens behind Jack’s back because it is then that these creatures come to life. There’s mischief and mayhem with colorful characters, great voices (of course these figurines can sing) and show goers will take a trip down memory lane with references to Bruce the Spruce and the old department store. Santa is there too. We don’t want to give away the ending but we will tell you that a Christmas miracle happens. Yes, it truly is the most wonderful time of the year! This show is family friendly, so bring the kids!
Starring: Frank Hermans, Kasey Corrado, Lisa Borley, Paul Evansen, Ben Cahall, Tom Verbrick, Pat Hibbard, Dennis Panneck, Adam Cain, Tony Pilz, and newbies Hailey Lestrud, and Kristen Brockman
A Frank’s Christmas
November 22, 23, 29, 30
December 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 17-23, 27-28
Matinees at 1pm on Dec. 5, 6, 19, 21