What a spectacular show that was! Our Yule-fest show at the Hotel Gearin on July 21st 2011 was a terrific night of improvised magic.
We had three teams vying for the right to be noted as the winners, wooing our three guest judges with their on-stage antics. The teams were led by three icons of the Christmas; Santa, Scrooge and Rudolph. Each team was made up of three players, who all demonstrated to an incredibly loud audience exactly how good Theatresports® can be.
Our cast took the audience away on wonderful journeys into the unknown, and introduced delightful characters, all through the traditional impro games which have been the foundation of Theatresports® for decades.
In addition to the teams, we also presented a rogue guest player, the Road Runner, who was called upon by the entire cast throughout the show, to provide back-up during various scenes. Her quick wit and delightful presence was appreciated by the audience who warmly applauded her talent.
Speaking of audience, we had people from the local Blue Mountains community join us; along with visitors to the region from Sydney, Adelaide and as far away as Germany. None of the visitors had even heard of Theatresports®, and they’ve all indicated they’ll be checking out their local Theatresports® shows. More conversions… that’s what it’s all about!
The brandy sauce on the plum pudding was of course our very special guests, the Very small Choir, who opened the show and brought us back from interval with some naughty little ditties. The audience went wild, encores were given and the players became a little worried that they’d been upstaged.
It was a wonderful show, all thanks to our hosts, the Hotel Gearin in Katoomba. A delicious Christmas feast was laid on by the chef, and the judging by the merry-ness evident through the night, there was probably a glass or two lifted as well.
The highlight of the show, was the judges favourite scene; when Santa was seen sucking the thumb of a wayward parent… the scene brought the house down when it was replayed in slow-motion at the end of the night.
In the end, Rudolph’s team one; what clever little deers!
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