From “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” to “It’s a SpongeBob Christmas,” animated holiday specials serve as the inspiration for “Christmas Toons” at the Gateway Playhouse.
Presented by KCKB Productions and conceived by John McMahon, “Christmas Toons” will be performed on Friday, Dec. 7, Saturday, Dec. 8, Friday, Dec. 14, and Saturday, Dec. 15. Show times are 7 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday.
For baby boomers and millennials alike, this nostalgic holiday revue will conjure up fond memories of sitting around the television, watching Christmas specials, according to a press release.
“Christmas Toons” will feature Broadway singers, local talent and students from Gateway to the Arts, Gateway’s summer education program.
McMahon serves as musical director for the performances, which will be filled with song, dance and laughter, as well as a few surprises.
“Christmas Toons is truly an original take on holiday classics,” said Kelly Briggs of KCKB Productions. “Beloved Claymation Christmas specials, along with more recent animated shows like SpongeBob, will come to life in a show that’s perfect for the whole family. We may even have a visit from Santa himself.”
All seats are $25, and seating is reserved. Tickets can be purchased at www.gatewaybythebay.org or (609) 653-0553. The Gateway Playhouse is located at 738 Bay Avenue in Somers Point.