Have you ever wondered how the North Pole celebrates the other holidays besides Christmas? Well, Mrs. Clause is setting off firecrackers on the 4th of July, the Grinch is handing out tricks and treats for Halloween, and some lucky lads are visiting Santa’s workshop on St. Paddy’s Day. That was the premise for this year’s annual Holiday Show, a unique production written, directed, choreographed and produced by the YC gang.
For nine weeks this fall, the participants and volunteers in the Dance & Drama program worked tirelessly to create and rehearse the show. The live production was a hit when they performed it on Saturday, December 8 at the Magnificat High School Performing Arts Center.
The show also honored YC’s 2018 Volunteer of the Year, Chris Carney. Chris has been a part of Team YC for over 20 years as a Trustee, President of the Board, and a dedicated supporter.
Mary Sue Tanis, YC’s Founder & Executive Director, was recognized for her vision and commitment to young people of all abilities for the past 42 years. Mary Sue is transitioning into a new role, Director of Planned Giving, beginning in January. Following a moving video tribute, participants, volunteers, staff and Trustees bombarded Mary Sue with flowers.
Thank you to Ed Gallagher and Sarah Clare from the Beck Center for their assistance, expertise, and direction of the Holiday Show.
YC’s Dance & Drama program is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and from a grant from the Cyrus Eaton Foundation.
See photos of the Holiday Show here.