|Every Christmas Story Ever Told…(and then some!) | November 24 – December 4|
by John K. Alvarez, Michael Carleton, and James FitzGerald
Original music by Will Knapp
Directed by Dawn McAndrews
Instead of performing Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told—add a sprinkling of Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to contemporary pop-culture, and every carol ever sung—and you’ve got a madcap romp through the holiday season.
Part vaudeville and part Complete Works of William Shakespeare…Abridged, Every Christmas Story Ever Told… is a fast, furious, and slightly irreverent look at holiday classics and traditions. Santa Claus, Rudolph, the Grinch, and just about every other seasonal character, make an appearance in this racy comedy that will have you laughing all the way to the New Year!
This production is best for revelers ages 13 and up.
Thursday, November 24th 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 25th 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 26th 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 26th 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 27th 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 1st 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 2nd 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 3rd 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 3rd 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 4th 1:00 p.m.
Set & Lighting Designer
|Grace Bauer||James Noel Hoban*||Ian Kramer|
*Member of Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.
From the Director
For the past three years, TAM has presented This Wonderful Life, in which versatile actor Mike Anthony played a guy who so loves the classic film, It’s a Wonderful Life, that he sets out to tell the entire story all by himself. Mike worked so hard to bring the ENTIRE cast of characters from the film to the stage that we needed to give him a break. So we got to thinking, if audiences liked one actor playing many roles in one story, they’d just love watching three actors bringing ALL their favorite holiday traditions, specials, stories, and characters to life. And so to help usher in this season of giving we give to you, our
audience, Every Christmas Story Ever Told…(and then some!) Think of it as the antidote to commercialism, overt sentimentality, and traditional traditions. But don’t let our cynicism fool you; this play is chock full of decades of holiday memories and a very similar passion for “good will toward man” that we’ve shared on this stage for the past three seasons.
So haul out the holly, put up the tree, and let your spirits soar again. Share the magic of the holidays, the joy of the season, and the spike of the eggnog with loved ones who truly make this time of year special. And to you who make our year special, we offer our sincerest gratitude—thanks to your commitment we will continue to bring together audiences from near and far to share in the magic of theatre. We hope this production inspires you to share the warmth and generosity of the season. And to you and yours a very happy and prosperous New Year!