Today we enjoyed a presentation from the Storybook Christmas's author and director, Dr. Stephen Taft. Dr. Taft took us on his journey of creating the play through story and music. Inspired by Dicken's work, A Christmas Carol, Taft shared how he adapted it to connect more with today's audiences. He said that he modeled the setting of the play after the homey downtown we call Cedar Falls. He explained how he adapted the characters to fit expanded roles of talent. He used his demo CD and played his guitar to travel through a melodic tour through the songs he had written for the play.
It was a wonderful presentation and created a great deal of interest in the play. We even had a couple of Kiwanis members add their name to the order list after his presentation. Hope to see you there on 12/7.
Thank you, Dr. Stephen Taft.