Hippopotamus for Christmas
Time Out for Theatre

Hippopotamus for Christmas

By Jaleesa Escott
Produced by special arrangement with Tennessee Valley Art Association

Directed by Jaleesa Escott

Field Trips December 5 – 8 (twice daily, 9AM or 11AM)

Public Performance December 9 at 2PM


at the historic ritz theatre
in downtown sheffield, al


As five sisters prepare for their first Christmas since their parents’ divorce, a unique Christmas wish comes to life in the form of an escaped baby hippopotamus from the local zoo. A chaotic journey with hippo-in-tow ensues. Will baby hippo, Crissy, be reunited with her mother? Will the sisters find the spirit of Christmas?

Hippopotamus for Christmas is a production of Time Out for Theatre, The Ritz’s children’s theatre program

Special thanks to our sponsors:

Henry Gaede

Sheffield Kiwanis

Alabama State Council on the Arts

Get Tickets

Public Performance tickets $10 each

Student Field Trips, December 5-8, tickets are $5 per student.

For ADA seating or for assistance purchasing, call 256-383-0533.

Thank you to our theatre season sponsors!

Kiwanis Club of Sheffield
Alabama State Council on the Arts Logo