Both shows went very well, and the audiences were enthusiastic!
We had about 500 people there over the two nights. My stories went very well, including 2 stories I hadn't told before. I told "The Frankincense Monster" by Jim Krueger and "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry. Both went very well. I talked to one family after the show; the one parent liked the Frankincense Monster best, the other liked the Gift of the Magi best, and the little kids liked the story "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" by Dr. Suess best!
The unofficial theme was "Presents". A child peeking to find them, people having trouble buying them, and then moving into the motivation for giving and recieving presents, and finally to the ultimate present that came on the first Christmas.
The beginning of the show was more light stories and mimes, stories of shopping for presents, the story of the Grinch, an encounter with a Scrooge like character and a ghost in the fax machine that Judy Buch, our ventriloquist, performed wonderfully well.
The end of the program began to get more serious, and we began to unpack the true meaning of Christmas. I ended with "The Real Story of Christmas" from the Bible, and Dan Cossette, our mime, closed the show with a wonderful mime of the song "Sweet Little Jesus Boy".
Many people asked what our next project was... at this point we are looking into doing an Easter show in a similar vein, and we are definitely planning on having ChristMiVeSt next year!
You can see pictures here!