Before the show, young performers were getting ready. Gluing beards, painting penguin faces, rosy cheeks for students and sparkles on the little angels’ faces. The Christmas play in Hope Town is known for its talented performers and crew.
Action! The audience impatiently waited for show time at 7pm – and the show always starts on time. From the singing to the clever lines to the quality acting, whoever has watched Hope Town’s show at Christmas knows how much talent these kids have, and if not they do after the curtain closes.
Locals of Hope Town are blown away every year by how amazing of a show they bring, no show has ever been the same yet always bring the same message of Christmas and this year was no different.
For over twenty years the St. James Methodist Church located in Hope Town has put on a five star performance of a Christmas Play. Every year the Christmas Play has been funding the orphans from The Bilney Lane Children’s Home and sends them to summer camp. The youth of Hope Town all take part in the play – either being Mary & Joseph, or a penguin named Paco, everyone has a role.
Children performing on stage to raise funds for those who are less fortunate – that is what the season is about; giving back. And this was a record breaking year: the Play raised over $6,200 for the orphans at Bilney Lane.
Hope Town is sometimes known as ‘Hollywood.’ Over the three nights the show was performed the young actors lived up to their nickname. They were all stars.