A Christmas Story
November 8 - November 27, 2011
based on the motion picture "A Christmas Story," copyright 1983 Turner Entertainment Co., distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark and on the book "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash" by Jean Shepherd
directed by Drew Fracher Join Ralphie once again as he campaigns for a Red Ryder BB Gun amid seasonal mayhem and family shenanigans.
Fifth Third Bank’s A Christmas Carol
December 6 - December 23, 2011
written by Charles Dickens and adapted by Barbara Field
directed by Drew Fracher
A CHRISTMAS CAROL – DECEMBER 2 – 18, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 and Sundays at 2:00. Kentucky Rep Main Stage
A CHRISTMAS CAROL AT KENTUCKY REP! This imaginative and delightful original adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL follows the miraculous transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge from a heartless miser to a compassionate man full of love and generosity. A classic Christmas story with the characters, spirits and good will that makes the Christmas season the happiest of them all! This is an original, World Premier production created by No.11 Productions, the folks that brought The Oregon Trail: Quest for the West! and MythUnderstood to KRT! A CHRISTMAS CAROL is great for the whole family and features live original music, puppetry and the high-energy family fun that defines this New York City based theatre company.
Kentucky Opry Christmas, weekends in December, Mountain Arts Center, Prestonsburg macarts.com
BADGETT PLAYHOUSE www.grandriversvariety.com
The Sanders Family Christmas
In this sequel to the ever popular New York hit 'Smoke on the Mountain', the Sanders family returns to Mount Pleasant, NC, home of the Mount Pleasant Pickle Factory. It's Christmas Eve, 1941. Reverend Oglethorpe has invited them to the Baptist church to sing and witness, getting the congregation into the down home holiday spirit before the boys, including one of the Sanders' own, are shipped off to World War II. More than two dozen Christmas carols, many of them vintage hymns, and hilarious yuletide stories from the more or less devout Sanders family keep the audience laughing clapping and singing along with bluegrass Christmas favorites. Richly entertaining, this wildly infectious musical brings cheer to audiences eager to see how their friends from 'Smoke on the Mountain' have been getting along.
Memories! The show features Christmas favorites from "Rudolph" to "O Holy Night". Join the cast as they reflect on their favorite Christmas memories. Some of these memories are humorous, some are touching, but they are sure to remind everyone of those experiences that make this time of year so special.
Music! From Bluegrass to the Temptations, Bing Crosby to Elvis, Variety! lives up to its name as there is something for everyone! One highlight of the show is the acappella caroling section that includes sections from many time-honored carols.
& More! Comedy is a large part of this year's production as one unsuspecting audience member is "volunteered" to be a part of the show. And then there is a tribute to Elvis and his "Blue Christmas" in only the way that a really poor impersonator can do...
A TUNA CHRISTMAS
In this hilarious sequel to A Greater Tuna, It's Christmas time in the third smallest town in Texas.
Its wacky citizens parade across the stage in a cavalcade of eccentric personalities all played by two actors. You'll howl when you meet Vera Carp with her Smut Snatchers of American Society, crusty DiDi Snavley, proprietor of DiDi's Used Weapons and news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie.
Of course, we're all pulling for Joe Bob Lipsey's production of A Christmas Carol, jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. This is a total delight for any season.
The show is scheduled to run on Wednesday nights December 7, 14 & 21 with a special Thursday night performance Thanksgiving evening, November 24 at 7PM!
Make your plans now to enjoy this unique theatrical experience. 2 actors playing 20 different parts!