|Throughout the development process of All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten, many producers who have had successful productions of the show have encouraged us to develop a Fulghum holiday piece. So we've done it. Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas uses the same two-act revue format as Kindergarten, and incorporates 16 funny and touching stories related to the holidays, as well as four original songs (and many familiar holiday tunes). It is written for the same cast as Kindergarten, and, like its older sibling, benefits from a simple production approach.|
Uh-Oh takes a funny, heartwarming and often poignant look at the struggle to find the spirit of the holidays amid the avalanche of commercialism, stress and chaos that crashes down every December. Among the many delightful stories is one about a small immigrant child who comes trick-or-treating in a cheap Santa mask a few days before Christmas, inadvertently delivering the true meaning of the season to a grownup with a serious case of "Scroogitis"; hilarious musings about a love/hate relationship with the vibrant poinsettia that arrives in most homes every December and hangs on and on and on, long after the holidays have ended; and a beautiful, deeply moving tribute to the winter solstice, celebrating nature's precious annual gift of rebirth.
We workshopped Uh-Oh at the Phoenix Theater, in Phoenix Arizona in August 1998 (in 115-degree heat?! A Christmas show?!), and then mounted its premiere at Mill Mountain Theater that December. A year later we returned to the Phoenix Theater for a full main stage production. We are grateful to both theaters, who joined forces to provide a creative environment in which to develop this new show. So far, Uh-Oh has received standing ovations and extremely enthusiastic audience responses. In many ways, the spirit of Fulghum seems to fall into perfect sync with the spirit of the holidays. The show is now available for professional and amateur productions; inquire at email@example.com.
"Laugh-out-loud moments mixed with teary ones, and times when even curmudgeons are caught up in warm reminiscence." -- The Arizona Republic
"A delightful vehicle for stirring the Christmas spirit in everyone." -- The Roanoke Times
"FOUR STARS **** It's wonderfully simple, and that's what makes it work. The play presents situations we can all relate to, from the sadistic yearly Christmas pageant, to midnight feeding frenzies on leftover holiday grub, and the tedious survival instincts of the poinsettia that just won't die." -- Indianapolis Nuvo Weekly
"Robert Fulghum's stories withstand the test of time. He is the Will Rogers or mark Twain of our day." -- Good Morning America
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