It’s July — it’s not beginning to look even a little like Christmas.
Not to be all Scrooge McDuck about things, but the only reason Christmas should be on anyone’s minds are bars hosting “Christmas in July” celebrations involving Great Lakes Brewing Co’s Christmas Ale, Thirsty Dog’s 12 Dogs of Christmas or another delicious Northeast Ohio holiday concoction.
Blissfully, my inbox had been spared press released about holiday-season shows so far this year.
And then Agora Cleveland had to go and ruin things. (Really, you Agora, hoster of awesome rock shows? I expected better. Hrrrrmph!)
OK, so mark your calendars for Dec. 10, when “A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage” plays the Agora.
Says a news release from event promoter AXS about the show, in which Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Charles Schulz-created Peanuts gang will go on adventure to uncover the true meaning of Christmas:
Peanuts is among the most popular and influential brands in the world, and Schulz’s Emmy and Peabody award-winning story has been a longstanding tradition, warming the hearts of millions of fans since it first aired on television over 50 years ago. Now, the live stage adaptation of the classic animated television special brings all your favorite characters to life – all set to the original special’s dialogue as well as the unforgettable sounds of the classic Vince Guaraldi musical score. … A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage encompasses each of your favorite scenes from the original animated television show, with more fun, more music, and more finding the true Christmas spirit. Inclusion is also a big theme. After the final bow, the show crescendos into a celebration of song as the audience is invited to join the Peanuts gang in singing traditional Christmas songs and carols. The show is 90 minutes including intermission.
Mark Meszoros doesn’t think he hates Christmas. Entirely. Follow him on Twitter @MarkMeszoros.