Well, for those of you who said it was on your Bucket List to travel to Manteo and attend one of our programs, I have good news for you. I am bringing a little snippet of the program to YOU!
The attached video is a mere 2 1/2 minutes long and and yet is packed full of three lively snippets from our recent Smitty’s Christmas Variety Show held at our church.
Smitty’s Snippet 1: Steve comes out in his “Smitty” costume and sings the opening number. (I’m playing the piano for him.) He and I wrote the little ditty a long time ago and we dust it off periodically for these sorts of events. (We also have a non-Christmas rendition of it.)
Smitty’s Snippet 2: Steve does a little dance with Miss Libby, a classy grandma in our church who was raised by a mother who owned a dance academy. (Her daughter also teaches dance locally.) She loves to dance and she and Steve are just way too cute together.
Smitty’s Snippet 3: I sing a 20- second portion of Winter Wonderland. I didn’t include any more of it because the person who was filming didn’t realize that the camera setting had gotten bumped which caused me to be out of focus. But at least you can hear (and hopefully enjoy) a little of the singing.
And also let me just clarify that this is NOT a worship service; this is a community-oriented, fun, family night of music, dance, and drama. Our worship services, while still utilizing some elements of music, drama (and even dance), are by no means as wild and wacky as one of these fun event nights, although we still manage to enjoy ourselves in our regular services, as well. No one ever said church had to be boring!
As you can probably tell, Steve and I love the arts and believe that creativity, drama, music and dance shouldn’t be relegated to the back burner. As long as everything is in good taste and family friendly, we love the idea of bringing people together to laugh, enjoy each other and celebrate the gift of creativity!
So here you go–enjoy!