This article was written on special assignment for The Ticket through the TeenTix Press Corps, a teen arts journalism program run by TeenTix, a youth empowerment and arts access nonprofit organization.
📅 Preview on Thursday, November 30th | Runs Friday, December 1st – Saturday, December 30th
📍 Taproot Theatre Company’s Isaac Studio Theatre: 212 North 85th St, Seattle
A cartoon classic turned musical, Taproot’s annual adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas is a delectable holiday treat. It’s an exciting rendition of the first version that aired in 1965—perhaps appealing to those who were around to see it and a first look for those who haven’t.
In my experience, Taproot does an excellent job of creating atmosphere and set design, and the company’s Christmas productions, in particular, offer that exact holiday vibe I crave every year. Maybe it’s because I get hot cocoa from their tiny cafe every time I attend, but there’s a coziness in their small theater that feels rare and special.
Some noteworthy performances include the sensory-friendly ones on December 8th and 20th and the cosplay night on December 7th. Dress as your favorite Peanuts character! Black and yellow sweaters are all the rage these days, and bringing a Linus-esque blanket to the theater could be just that more cozy.
In all seriousness, if you’re looking for extra holiday cheer, a way to support a local theater, or an experience to add to a little one’s Christmas memories, Taproot is a reliable way to accomplish all those things and more. Join Charlie as he attempts to rid himself of Christmas capitalism, join Linus as he tries to teach him the meaning of it all, and join Taproot for another fantastic end to the year.
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