EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD Opens Sunday at Cincinnati Shakespeare
For the eighth straight year, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is thrilled to offer a full season of holiday cheer in just 90 minutes with "Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)". This hilarious production is a non-stop holiday romp through everyone's favorite Christmas stories performed by just four actors in ninety minutes. Justin McCombs and Sara Clark, both now eighth year veterans of the company, return to poke fun at the holiday season, joined by Billy Chace, a seventh year company member. Miranda McGee, fifth year company member, returns to put her own special spin on Santa. CSC Artistic Associate, Jeremy Dubin, returns to the director's chair. This production is one of the most popular events in Cincinnati Shakespeare Company history breaking attendance and sales records every year. All tickets are $28, making this show an afford holiday treat. Audiences are encouraged to get their tickets soon!
What starts as an annual performance of "A Christmas Carol" quickly descends into a playful skewering of everyone's favorite "Beloved Holiday Classics." Using just three actors, a very tipsy Santa, and a little help from the audience, "Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)" crams an entire season's worth of stories, carols, and television specials into ninety minutes of non-stop laughs. "Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)" premiered in 2005 at Orlando Shakespeare Company under the direction of Artistic Director Jim Helsinger.
Audiences and critics have made the show a sold-out success for the last seven Decembers. Rick Pender of CityBeat wrote of the show, "If you've laughed yourself silly watching any of the scripts developed by the Reduced Shakespeare Company - you'll find yourself in similar territory. Michael Carleton, James FitzGerald, and John K. Alvarez clearly went to the same school... This production will certainly appeal to audiences looking for relaxing, adult holiday amusement." Director Jeremy Dubin remarks, "This cast has so much fun together that the show has become a very personal holiday tradition for all of us. Returning audiences will enjoy a fresh round of new fruitcake jokes, and new audiences will be amazed at Sara Clark's frighteningly accurate Jimmy Stewart impression."
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is also pleased to inform audiences of their recent addition of a liquor license. Adult audiences can enjoy a festive beverage, such as a custom cocktail or a Christian Moerlein ShakesBEERE "Much A-brew About Nothing" before, during and after each performance! Audiences are encouraged to arrive early and enjoy themselves at the Canon Club Bar in the newly renovated, and holiday decorated, lobby at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.
Performances of "Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)" are scheduled for a limited run of 11 performances from Dec. 16- 30, 2012. Performances on Dec. 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28 & 29 are at 7:30pm. Performances on Dec. 23 and 30 are at 2:00pm. All performances are held at CSC's Theatre, 719 Race St. All tickets are $25. No passes or discounts apply. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are accepted. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Box Office at 513.381.BARD (2273), or visit us online at www.cincyshakes.com.