A Verrrry Brooklyn Night Before Christmas
Brooklyn Lyceum (227 4th Ave., Brooklyn)
Every November first, as the sun rises and the blitzed Bats and slightly soused spirits make their way home from the All Hallows hullaballoo, one can’t help noticing that during the night, somehow undetected amongst the costumed revelers, a troupe of elves have made their way up Fifth Avenue. Unlit, but still obvious, the christmas sashes have been strung up between lampposts all up and down the strip and decorations have sprouted up in windows. Ready or not….Christmas is coming.
With Brooklyn being a melange of cultures and creeds, Christmas can mean a lot of things, from the non-denominational decadent light displays of Dyker Heights, to the Origami Crane Christmas trees in the Korean Christian churches. Therefore this coming Holiday Season, beginning Dec 10th, the Brooklyn Lyceum is taking a timeless classic and twisting it up with tales of Christmases past by the Brooklyn-born and Brooklyn-Become people who lived them.
Yes, our very own ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.
The 45-minute show will involve three readers, each reciting four stanzas from the classic poem, and following with a beautiful Brooklyn Christmas tale from their own storied lives. Coupled with live music,costumes and personal photos, it’s sure to be a holiday delight. A new spin on a story for all ages, the Lyceum is breathing Brooklyn into the classic pages.