I’ve known Ross Sutter my whole life (quite literally– he was friends with my parents when they all lived at Hothorpe Hall in England). I’ve gone from being one of the kids who joins in in his shows to being the one who plays the Pied Piper.
While Ross, Marya Hart and Cheryl Paschke play beautiful Swedish folk tunes, the kids and I sneak out, and I turn them into tomtes. Then we come back and they help me tell a story. (You can download it for free here).
Here’s a glimpse of the tomtes getting up to mischief. (Thanks for the video, mom!)
I tell Swedish Christmas stories as Tomte Kajsa. Past performances include the American Swedish Institute, Sons of Norway lodges, and culture clubs. If you’d like me to come to your event, just send a message.
I’ve been dressing up as Tomte Kajsa and performing with Ross Sutter for years at this lovely event. This is the first time we get to kick off the season with shows the weekend right after Thanksgiving.
Beautiful music, a chance for the kids to be part of the show, and traditional dances around the tree.
Be sure to leave time for a trip through the Turnblad Mansion, all decked out for the holiday.
TICKETS: $5 ASI members adult; $3 ASI member child /$6 nonmember adult