The Colorado Springs Independent previewed A Christmas Survival Guide (Nov. 27–Dec. 21, 2009), with insights from director and choreographer Michael Gold.
“Fast-paced and fun, according to Gold, Survival Guide features kooky characters and situations, including a naughty Mrs. Claus (played by Sharon Kay White, two-time Denver Post Ovation winner), a 12-step program set to “The 12 Days of Christmas,” Elvis and his Candy Cane Girls, and a Jewish kid’s Santa-fantasy-come-true.
“While the play is a far cry from Bob Cratchit rocking Tiny Tim in his arms, traditional Christmas songs do jingle alongside the show’s original music, and some sentimental scenes balance the quirky ones. The clichéd message in the madness: Christmas is found within your heart. (Awww … )”