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TOY’s version of A Charlie Brown Christmas is heartwarmingly perfect

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Well it’s no wonder they had to add shows – What a delightful evening!

My husband and I took our girls, Emma, 6 and Ella, 3 to see the performance and boy did we love it.  It was sweet and fun with a sprinkle of nostalgia.  The cast was fantastic.  I loved Linus and his always emotional monologue about the true meaning of Christmas!

If you’ve never been to the Theatre of Youth, I have to tell you, it is beautiful.  It is the perfect size – not a bad seat in the house.  Everything about the performance was great – including its length.  It ran 45 minutes, followed by a little q & a and fun talk with the cast who let us in on some of the secrets from the show.  Both of my girls sat still and watched the entire show – and if you know Ella, you know that is a big deal.

The kids all got to meet be cast and take a photo with them, too!

Bravo to the cast and crew of this version of a true, timeless treasure.

Due to very high demand – they’ve added two more shows! December 9 at 6 p.m. and December 16 at 6 p.m.


The holiday classic – live on stage, A Charlie Brown Christmas is now playing at Theatre of Youth. A Charlie Brown Christmas is sponsored by M&T Bank. TOY’s 46th Season is sponsored by the Hamister Family Foundation and Wegmans.

Limited tickets, starting at $12, are available online at www.theatreofyouth.org  or by calling 716-884-4400, ext. 304.

There are 12 performances Dec. 2 – 17, Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the historic, handicapped accessible, Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen Street. There will be an ASL Signed Performance on Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. Audiences will enjoy photos with the cast after all performances.

A Western New York Regional Premiere, Theatre of Youth’s production of A Charlie Brown Christmas is based on the story written by Charles M. Schulz and the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson.

Mary Friona

Mary Friona

Following my heart with my husband and four daughters. An Emmy Award winning journalist lucky enough to work in television & radio for 20 years - seeing wonderful places, meeting great people and telling their stories.