Branson & KellyBranson & Kelly
Post Alley and home of Unexpected ProductionsPost Alley and home of Unexpected Productions
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(L to R) Branson, Kelly, Mike, Barb, Phil(L to R) Branson, Kelly, Mike, Barb, Phil
(L to R) Branson, Kelly, Mike(L to R) Branson, Kelly, Mike
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Cool blurry shot of Pike Place Market with Branson & KellyCool blurry shot of Pike Place Market with Branson & Kelly
  • Branson & Kelly
  • Post Alley and home of Unexpected Productions
  • The Gum Wall
  • (L to R) Branson, Kelly, Mike, Barb, Phil
  • (L to R) Branson, Kelly, Mike
  • Barb & Phil
  • Cool blurry shot of Pike Place Market with Branson & Kelly

Barb and I took Mike, Kelly and Branson to see An Improvised Christmas Carol where we actually helped rewrite this classic tale. Throughout the entire show, the cast performed the classic Dickens tale with suggestions provided by the audience… from Scrooge’s type of business to Tiny Tim’s affliction. It was a blast. We were surprised to discover that Unexpected Productions has produced this hit holiday show every year for the last 20 years!

Our team injected some highly humorous input into the play. Mike entered the word, “prodigious” which was woven into a rhyme that appeared on Scrooges’ grave stone. I named the charitable organization that Scrooge felt was a useful tool to deplete the surplus population, Minnesota Artificial Limb. But probably the funniest injection into the production was by a woman who suggested her own family tradition of decorating the Christmas tree with pickles, decorative pickles.

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One Response to “An Improvised Christmas Carol”

  1. Colleen Eccleston
    27 February 2008 at 3:58 pm #

    I am enjoying this blog immensely!