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Upcoming production gives a Christian flair to the classic Grinch story

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This Christmas season, “Three Sizes Too Small” will be the right fit for audiences seeking free and fun family entertainment. Great Life Church will present this free Christmas musical for the community December 15-17th in the sanctuary of the church, 14494 Cortez Blvd, Spring Hill. Showtimes are Thursday, December 15, at 7 pm, Friday, December 16, at 7 pm, and Saturday, December 17, at 12 pm and 4 pm.

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“Our upcoming Christmas production ‘Three Sizes Too Small’ is a fun, free, family-friendly, live musical experience with a powerful message,” read information released through the church.

In the eyes of Director Grace Flynn, “Three Sizes Too Small” is an original and spiritual take on a timeless Christmas favorite. “It’s an adaptation of the classic Grinch story with a Christian flair,” she said. “I’m so excited. This is going to be a super fun production.”

While “Three Sizes Too Small” is a musical comedy, the Great Life cast treated their preparation for this production with the utmost sincerity. “This is the biggest production I’ve ever directed. We’ve been preparing since August with a super talented cast,” said Flynn, whose Co-Director for this production is Julian Escoda. “We always hold ourselves to a 100 percent standard of excellence in every branch with Great Life productions, with professional level lighting, sound, and special effects.”

The result of this is a textured production that is sure to entertain everyone. “This is a unique musical that is also interactive,” said Flynn. “People sitting in certain seats will have the chance to interact with the cast.”

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“Three Sizes Too Small” is the latest production in a longstanding theatrical tradition at Great Life. The church’s Family Ministries department annually hosts a full-fledged spectacular Christmas production. Previous shows have included “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”

“We always produce an authentic performance that has our own personal touches,” said Flynn. “In the future, we hope to present original productions.” “Three Sizes Too Small” presents a sizable challenge for this avowed thespian and missionary, a Springstead High School graduate who was involved heavily in the school’s award-winning theatrical productions. Now that she is directing a production featuring performers ages three to 40, she hopes to pass on and foster her love for the theatrical arts through projects such as this play.

As for audiences who attend this unique production, Flynn hopes to provide them with spiritual inspiration. “The play is open to everyone, regardless of their beliefs,” she said. “We here at Great Life do everything, including this production, for the love of God. And we hope that the community will be inspired.”

Admission for all performances of Three Sizes Too Small is free. Get reserve seats online in advance at https://greatlifechurch.com/arts.

The role of Young Max will be played by Bianca Cole. Photo by Alyson Prestigacomo.
Megan Hussey
Megan Hussey
Megan Hussey is a features journalist and author who is the winner of Florida Press Association honors and a certificate of appreciation from LINCS (Family Support Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention Task Force) and Sunrise Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center for her newspaper coverage of these issues. She graduated cum laude from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., with a journalism major and English/sociology minor, and previously wrote for publications that include the Pasco editions of The Tampa Tribune and Tampa Bay Times. A native of Indiana, she lives in Florida.
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