The older I get, the more I realize how important it is to support and promote our children’s pursuit of their dreams in life. Last week my husband and I had a very Merry Christmas sort of evening. We attended the 20th annual performance of “A Christmas Carol” at Allentown's Civic Theatre. I’ve honestly thought of attending this annual play many times before. I’ve just never had chance, with the hectic schedule of the holidays. This year we were informed that our neighbor’s young son was in the cast (for the third year), so this became our incentive to enjoy one of Lehigh Valley’s favorite holiday traditions.

It was a superb rendition of the classic tale! The set was dark and dramatic, complete with candlelight, loud ghostly hauntings, thunder and lightning, and wonderful period costumes.

Our neighbor’s son did a fantastic job playing the part of Ignorance and a street urchin. Tiny Tim was cute as a button and performed his lines, of course you know the famous one, perfectly. The whole cast did a wonderful job portraying the time period in classic Dickens style.

I hope you had the chance to see this play before it came to a close. If you did, what did you think of it?

Debbie Snyder, LVCVB's "director of first impressions"