The story of Christmas comes to life on stage

The story of Christmas comes to life on stage

Alabaster Theatre in Browns Plains is returning with an epic theatrical account of the story of Christmas at the Story Bridge Blackbox Theatre in Kangaroo Point on December 21, 22 and 23.

Alabaster Theatre Mosaic director and show writer Bethany Carlos said the production would include scenes with exciting stage combat, real-life sword fighting, action, and romance.

“It’s a very epic historical account of the Christmas story,” she said.

Miss Carlos said many people knew about the nativity scene with Mary, Joseph, and Jesus, but had no idea about the full story and all the other characters involved.

“It was a real surprise to us as a team how many people, especially young people, didn’t know the traditional story of Christmas,” Miss Carlos said.

“The celebration of Christmas is really about hope.

“Our hope is that people will fall in love with this true meaning of Christmas over and over again.”

2018 Performance

Miss Carlos said the audience could expect definite tears and laughter from the production.

“There’ll be moments where you feel a bit of awe and wonder, and you’ll want to laugh and then a sudden sad moment will catch you off guard,” she said.

“Our audience can expect to be moved and entertained.”

Miss Carlos said the name “Mosaic” was about all the pieces coming together for one holy night that is Christmas.

“From rich people to poor people, from King Herod to Mary and Joseph … when you put them all together it becomes this beautiful story,” she said.

“That is even represented in our cast; we have people coming from the Gold Coast, from Brisbane, from Logan, from all over that are going to come together and tell this story.”

The cast is made up of has 55 performers aged between 6-60 from all different backgrounds.

Alabaster Theatre has been in Browns Plains for 12 years, and their annual Christmas event evolved from Christmas carol nativity stories into an extraordinary theatrical production.

Photo shoot 2021

“We have such an incredible team behind it of creatives who are locals in Logan, but we are really passionate about reaching out beyond our hometown,” Miss Carlos said.

Alabaster Theatre previously performed two sold-out shows of Mosaic.

It was highly requested again for 2020 but would have been difficult to do during Covid.

The 2021 production is an extended edition with a much larger cast, so people who have already seen the show can look forward to new scenes.

Tickets for the show are available to purchase at www.mosaicchristmas.co