Storybook Christmas: A Musical Christmas Carol premiered in December 2014 at the Oster Regent Theatre, home of the Cedar Falls Community Theater (CFCT) and
played to over 1700 patrons! It was by all measures a success. It was the first original production produced by CFCT in the history of the organization. The talented cast was led by Gary Kroeger,
former cast member of Saturday Night Live and veteran of television, film and theatre.
WHAT WAS THE REACTION?
"Storybook Christmas is a humorous, heartfelft treat! It's an effective and entertaining re-telling of a familiar story with well-drawn and
authentic chrarcters. Ultimately, this is the stuff of Dickens' beloved 'A Christmas Carol' -- life lessons in friendshop, llove and compassion told with humor and good music. It's a great family
treat for the holidays."
- Waterloo Courier
"Your work last night was amazing! I enjoyed the entire production and you are certainly to be commended for all the hats you wore to make it happen. I was
especially interested in your songwriting before I attended and it was great to hear that side of your many talents.
Director, School of Music.
"I watched your Christmas Story play twice and was very pleased with it. As I understand you did the whole script, staging and music. What a gifted
person you are. We are supporters of both the CF Oster Regent Theater and the Lanesboro, MN Commonweal Theater/ I would like to pursue the possibility of finding what I need to do to get the script
to the Commonweal group so they can review it."
Oster Regent Patron
"I saw Storybook Christmas last night, and although country music isn't usually my cup of tea (and I might not have gone except a ticket came
with my season membership), I thought it was great."
Oster Regent Patron
"If you haven't seen Storybook Christmas then GO!! It's fabulous! Blessings abound."
Cathy & Leonard Upham
Oster Regent Patrons
"I loved it. Storybook Christmas is a fun twist on an old favorite with toe tapping songs and a message that reminds us all of the true meaning of
Christmas. I came out of the theatre whistling some of the songs and thinking about Christmas in my hometown." "
DJ-KWAY 99.3FM Waverly, IA
"My family loved it! A fun creative, country twist to a Christmas classic. The fact that it was 100% local made it even that more
KVCM 93.5FM The MIX Cedar Falls, IA – owner 11 stations
"Storybook Christmas is a new fun-loving holiday show with toe-tapping music, witty lyrics and an unforgettable timeless message."
John C. Luzaich
General Manager, Oster Regent Theatre