Far from cities filled with tall buildings. Well beyond the pastures and fields and farms sits the magical town of Stroudsville. This outrageous and hilarious blend of characters are caught up in the busyness of the holidays. Claire, the neurotic owner of Starcups, prays that the townspeople will see the true meaning of Christmas. She is pleasantly surprised when a quarter magically comes to life to bring "Change" to everyone in Stroudsville in unexpected ways... that is, if the mischievous Von Villain and the hard-hearted Russian butcher don't ruin Christmas.
Behind the Story
by Robin Smith
On December 8, 1992 my sister Dawn was killed in a car accident two weeks before her 18th birthday and Christmas. She helped put up the tree each year, and with seven kids in our family it was always an exciting time. After she passed, I had a really hard time with Christmas. From the age of 11 until I was 22, it was like I was programmed to shut down around Christmas. But something happened when I prayed a simple prayer. I told the Lord how I used to love Christmastime and didn't want to dread it anymore. I asked him to restore my joy and to heal my broken heart. He answered my prayer, but not in the way I imagined.
I was walking out of ShopRite and saw an old man sitting there ringing the Salvation Army bell. God bless him for working in that cold, but I had the thought, "Boy, I bet if he started singing that kettle would be overflowing." My very next thought was, "Why don't you go do it??" God was speaking to me, but like most of us, I brushed it off thinking, "There's no way I am doing that!" The thought wouldn't go away, so I got in my car the next day and went to the Salvation Army. I didn't tell anyone, probably because I thought they'd think I was crazy. I went in and asked if they needed volunteers. Well, that Saturday I stood outside Walmart on a cold December day from 8am - 4pm ringing the Salvation Army Bell and singing Christmas carols with everything in me. That red kettle was running over with money! BUT the greatest miracle was not the money. I WAS CHANGED! Something dark that hung over me every Christmas BROKE. I received my joy back. The Lord honored my faith to step out that day, and now I know my sister is watching over me and cheering us on every Christmas when we bring joy and "CHANGE" to others.
A few years after that experience God inspired me to have our own Christmas show and I’m proud to say it’s one of the greatest productions held yearly in our city. We hope “Change” becomes part of your family’s holiday tradition. Psalm 34:18 tells us, "He hears the cry of the broken." Be encouraged that He has heard your prayer and your “change” is here! Merry Christmas!
2 hours (including a 15 minute intermission)
Typically 3 year olds and under are not recommended. It's a family friendly show and pure entertainment for all ages!
524 Main St.
All seating is general admission and first come first serve.
Yes! There will be merchandise for sale in the lobby.
Yes! Groups of 10 or more are $15 per ticket. Contact the Sherman theater 570-420-2808.