Baker Prairie presents holiday play
Baker Prairie Middle School will present the holiday production, "The Twelve DAZE of Christmas" on Dec. 6, 7, and 8 at 7 p.m. at the Richard R. Brown Fine Arts Center.
There is also a 2 p.m. matinee on Dec. 8. Tickets are $8 for all seats and available at Cutsforth's Thriftway, and at the door.
The cast of 50 students have been rehearsing since October, learning choreography and scenes for the 60-minute production.
The family-friendly show tells the story of Alice, who wants to sing one of her favorite holiday songs, "The Twelve Days of Christmas." But after just a few words, Alice realizes that when she sings, the characters in the popular holiday tune begin to come to life.
Alice's boyfriend has decided to surprise her by sending her all of the 12 gifts mentioned in the traditional carol. With each verse, Alice unleashes a wacky stream of characters that are far from what most people envision when singing "The Twelve Days of Christmas."
From Turtle & Dove, two attorneys that try to convince Alice to sue Santa Claus for invasion of privacy, to milkmaids who have created a union and are on strike because of poor working conditions, the play turns the traditional holiday song into a fast-paced zany collection of characters.