Just in the Nick of Time! - A Detective Red Mistletoe Mystery
Published by Dramatic Publishing
Large Mixed Cast
If losing Santa wasn't enough, the previously colorful citizens are losing their Christmas spirit and their holiday hues
As Christmas draws near, the Elves, rather than carefree in color, are glum in gray
Doctor Green, no longer sporting green, is bitten by a reindeer
Purple Gumdrop's not purple anymore!
And the costumed children, rehearsing for Mrs Claus' annual "Santa Send-off Celebration," begin to look like they're in an old black and white movie
So it's up to Detective Red Mistletoe, now in shades of gray, to get some answers in black and white
Could the three suspicious new arrivals - Bob Humbug, Fruitcake (Humbug's sidekick) and Holly Wreath (Santa's new red-headed secretary) - know anything about Santa's whereabouts?
Do they really hail from the South Pole as they claim?
Can Red save Santa in time to bring a colorful Christmas to the children of the world and even find a little romance along the way?
Of course he can - Just in the Nick of Time!
With easily accomplished costume changes, turning characters from colorful to colorless and back again, lots of parts for children and teens, a mystery to solve, a comedy with witty dialogue and plenty of holiday warmth, this show is perfect holiday fare for kids and families
Area staging - runs about 55 minutes