Missy Barrett's Adventures

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Bwahaha Humbug!

on December 8, 2017

You guys know how much I love going to great shows and how much I love doing fun stuff, so it’s no surprise that when I heard there was a new show at Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre in Gatlinburg, I just had to see “Bah Humbug!”  Last night, my whole family went to see this Christmas show and just like “Frolic: Something Amusing This Way Comes” and “Perfect Nonsense” this show did not disappoint me at all.

I would love to talk about everything in the show but because I don’t want to wreck the magic and merriment (thanks for that word, Grandpa Barrett), I’ll only mention a few amazing things about this show you need to go see between now and the end of the year.

First of all, it’s more like “Bwahaha Humbug” than “Bah Humbug” and that’s because The Great Victorian Amusement Company is totally focused on the “laugh and be merry part” of the show’s name.  Christopher L. Sullivan and Scott Johnson and Stephanie Butters bring a lot of talent and personality to everything they do.  Jennifer MacPherson-Evans (she’s the General Manager of Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre) and her brother Christopher MacPherson (the director of all the shows at Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre and plus he’s Ollie the Clown) are super awesome, too!

But it’s not just about laughing at silly skits and what my one grandma calls “oh oh humor.”  This show also has one part that made me cry, first because I was so sad for Ollie the Clown, and then because I was so happy for Ollie the Clown.  What is so amazing about the skit is that nobody says any words because it’s all done in mime style.  I almost ran up on stage to hug Ollie the Clown when he was sad because I didn’t want him to think he has zero zip friends.  I’m glad I didn’t because if I did, that might have messed up the mime because I talk … a lot.

They also did this song my Grandpa Barrett knows (don’t ask me how he knew all the words because I don’t know the answer to that) and they did it so well, I wish they had asked everyone in the audience to get up and march around the theater.  I guess they couldn’t do that because if we marched the way I wanted to, we would have to go out one of the entrances and come back in one of the exits, and that would just be silly.

There’s so much fun stuff packed in this show you will not even believe how hard you are laughing at everything from the “Nutcracker Suite” (I cannot spell the name of the man that wrote this because all I remember is it starts with the letter T but it sounded like ‘shy cow ski‘ to me when Scott said his name so I think the T part was another joking part of the show) to “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens.

Talking about “A Christmas Carol” that was amazing.  You probably already heard of one-act plays, right?  Well, this version is a one-man act and it was awesome and done excellently by Christopher MacPherson.

Stephanie Butters sang “Santa Baby” and she did a superly great job of it (she looked really beautiful in her costume, too, just so you know).

Talking about singing, you’re going to want to hold on to your sides when all of the actors perform “The 12 Days Of Christmas.”  Don’t say I didn’t warn you because I just did.  By the time you get to the five golden rings, you’re going to wonder what else could possibly happen in that song, and that’s even if you know all the words to the song!

SPOILER ALERT:  It’s so funny, you might forget to breathe, so remember to breathe.

Maybe it’s just me but I think Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre gets funnier every time they put on a new show.  Then again, I don’t think so because last night the place was almost completely packed and last night was a Thursday, not even a weekend night so lots of people agree with me about how funny these guys are.

I’m giving this show a 25-Star rating and that means all five people in the show put on a 5-Star performance (if I said it was a 5-Star rating that would mean everyone only gets 1 star each and all of them deserve their own 5-Star rating in my reviewer opinion).

If you’re looking for something really great to see with family and friends this holiday season, “Bah Humbug: Laugh and Be Merry” is the show to see!  Go to their website and reserve your tickets right now!  After you see the show, leave a great review on their Facebook page and tell all your friends about it so they can have boat loads of fun this holiday season.  Better yet, buy Sweet Fanny Adams Theater show tickets as Christmas presents for your friends and family.  They are going to love you so much for doing that.


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