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The colorful residents of Tuna, Texas' third-smallest town, are competing in the annual Christmas lawn display contest when a mysterious Christmas Phantom wreaks havoc on the elaborate decorations. Meanwhile, Tuna's embattled theater director tries to get a troubled production of A Christmas Carol on its feet. Two actors play more than 20 characters, and multiple costume quick-changes help to put the riotous fun in holiday dysfunction in this audience-favorite.



Critic's Choice: Nashville Theatre's New Season Continues at Breakneck Pace
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 9, 2016

It's another one of those perplexing and invigorating weekends in Nashville theater as some of the season's most anticipated shows open - and theater-goers find themselves sometimes making a "Sophie's Choice" decision in some cases when the options somehow seem overwhelming. And as confounding as that can be for audiences, it once again shows that the theater scene in these parts remains as vital and as artistically challenging as ever… (more...)

Andrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The 2015-16 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company concludes with a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. (more...)

Wendie Malick Leads LA Play Reading of New Circumcision Comedy
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016

The new Stan Zimmerman & Christian McLaughlin play, Knife to the Heart, a comedy about circumcision, will hold a private reading on October 16, 2016, at Los Angeles's Lex Theatre. The cast for the reading will include Wendie Malick (Hot in Cleveland), Todd Sherry (Parks & Recreation), Katie Walder (How I Met Your Mother), and Josh Zuckerman (Desperate Housewives). Michael Matthews will direct. (more...)

A WOLVERINE WALKS INTO A BAR Starring Jaston Williams and Lauren Lane Opens, 11/11
by Frank Benge - Oct 29, 2016

Jaston Williams' hilarious new show A WOLVERINE WALKS INTO A BAR starring Jaston Williams and Lauren Lane opens Friday, November 11th Stateside at the Paramount (719 Congress Ave). For more information and to purchase tickets go to: http://tickets.austintheatre.org. (more...)

Swift Creek Mill Theatre to Stage A TUNA CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Swift Creek Mill Theatre will present A Tuna Christmas by Ed Howard, Joe Sears and Jaston Williams, previewing November 10th & 11th at 8:00 p.m., opening November 12th at 8:00 p.m. and running through January 7, 2017. (more...)

Ed Hatch Will Be Featured Artist Over the Holidays at Swift Creek Mill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Swift Creek Mill Theatre is happy to present Ed Hatch as its Featured Artist during the holiday productions of A Tuna Christmas, running November 10th through January 7th, 2017 and Drifty's Reindeer Roundup running November 28th through December 20th, 2016. (more...)

Louisville's Favorite Holiday Tradition Returns
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Kevin E. Moore are delighted to announce Fifth Third Bank's A Christmas Carol, based on the book by Charles Dickens, adapted by Barbara Field and directed by Drew Fracher. Dickens' classic tale of hope and redemption finds extraordinary new life in Actors Theatre's joyous staging. Celebrate the splendor of the holidays with this spectacular production brimming with festive fun, soaring ghosts and cheerful carols that will charm audiences of all ages. A Christmas Carol will preview November 22 and November 23, openNovember 25 and run through December 23 in the Pamela Brown Auditorium. (more...)

Combined Artform Presents The 15th Year of THE SANTALAND DIARIES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

This year we celebrate the 15th anniversary of everyone's favorite mall elf, Crumpet, in The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, adapted to the stage by Joe Mantello.  Come see the show that has become the cult classic of the 'anti-holiday tradition' for San Francisco's audiences, come escape the craziness of the holidays with Combined Artform at the Eureka Theatre. (more...)

Andrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

The 2015-16 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company concludes with a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

The Vagabonds say, "ready, set, subscribe" for an exciting and jam-packed season line-up.  Today, Flat Rock Playhouse announced the highly anticipated 2017 season of twenty-five productions that make up Flat Rock's Mainstage features, Studio 52 & Family programming, and the popular Music on the Rock series. (more...)

Combined Artform Presents The 15th Year of THE SANTALAND DIARIES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

This year we celebrate the 15th anniversary of everyone's favorite mall elf, Crumpet, in The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, adapted to the stage by Joe Mantello.  The very talented Zac Schuman (Avenue Q) and A.J. Roy are back again sharing the iconic role over the course of this limited run. So come see the show that has become the cult classic of the 'anti-holiday tradition' for San Francisco's audiences, come escape the craziness of the holidays with Combined Artform at the Eureka Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Stars Of CityRep's A TUNA CHRISTMAS On The Southern-Fried Charm Of Their Special Holiday Show
by Ronn Burton - Nov 30, 2016

CityRep is bringing back their much-adored show, A Tuna Christmas, to delight Oklahoma City audiences yet again. The stars of the show, Donald Jordan and Jonathan Beck Reed, checked in with BroadwayWorld before one of their rehearsals to share their favorite memories of past productions, the challenges of portraying so many characters in one play, and the heart-warming message of this new Christmas classic. (more...)

Combined Artform presents The 15th year of THE SANTALAND DIARIES by David Sedaris
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

This year we celebrate the 15th anniversary of everyone's favorite mall elf, Crumpet, in The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, adapted to the stage by Joe Mantello.  The very talented Zac Schuman (Avenue Q) and A.J. Roy are back again sharing the iconic role over the course of this limited run. So come see the show that has become the cult classic of the 'anti-holiday tradition' for San Francisco's audiences, come escape the craziness of the holidays with Combined Artform at the Eureka Theatre. (more...)

BWW Preview: A TUNA CHRISTMAS at Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater
by Johnna Leary - Nov 18, 2016

Small towns are a staple of many holiday stories. But if you're tired of visiting Bedford Falls this Christmas season, stop in at the Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and spend Christmas in Tuna, Texas, the third smallest town in Texas, as the holidays kick off with their production of A Tuna Christmas. (more...)

Bridge Street Theatre Presents 'Holiday Memories'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Two perennial holiday classics by Truman Capote, "The Thanksgiving Visitor" and "A Christmas Memory," come to vivid theatrical life this December when Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre presents Russell Vandenbroucke's heartwarming stage adaptation "Holiday Memories." (more...)

BWW Interview: Jaston Williams of A WOLVERINE WALKS INTO A BAR at Stateside At The Paramount
by Frank Benge - Nov 17, 2016

Audiences first became aware of Jaston Williams as half of the citizens of Tuna, Texas with the debut of Greater Tuna in 1982. The saga continued with A Tuna Christmas, Red, White and Tuna and Tuna Does Vegas. The plays have been performed on and off Broadway at the Kennedy Center, the Edinburgh International Arts Festival, the Spoleto Festival U.S.A. and all over America. He has received Washington DC's Helen Hayes Award nominations for A Tuna Christmas and Red, White and Tuna as well as the San Francisco Bay Area Critics Award for Greater Tuna. He also received the L.A. Dramalogue Award for both Greater Tuna and A Tuna Christmas. A Tuna Christmas was published in 'Best Plays of 1995.' For several years, Jaston toured in Larry Shue's The Foreigner, for which he received a Helen Hayes Award nomination for Best Actor. He performed in The Fantasticks at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre and directed the musical Bad Girls Upset By The Truth at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre. A recipient of the Texas Governors Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts by a Native Texan he performed at the White House on three occasions. His hometown of Austin, Texas has seen him perform at the State Theatre in Eugene Ionesco's The Chairs and at Zachary Scott Theatre in Jay Presson Allen's Tru, for which he received the Austin Critics Table Award for Best Actor in a drama. He has appeared at Zach Theatre in The Laramie Project and next month is joining their production of A Christmas Carol as Scrooge. His play, Romeo and Thorazine, work-shopped at Zach in November 2001. He work-shopped his autobiographical one-man show I'm Not Lying to critical acclaim at the State Theatre and returned it there for a full production in February of 2004 as well as a benefit performance at Washington DC's Kennedy Center. His autobiographical play Cowboy Noises premiered in Austin in February 2008 to critical acclaim. Broadway World recently sat down with Jaston for a Q & A session during the run of his latest play A WOLVERINE WALKS INTO A BAR. (more...)

Studio C Artists and Theater Asylum/Combined Artform Presents HOMELESS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Studio C Artists announces a limited run of HOMELESS FOR THE HOLIDAYS, featuring short plays, written by Craig A. Bealer, Dean Donofrio, and Pippa Hinchley, directed by John Coppola and Dean Donofrio; produced by Studio C and Theater Asylum/Combined Artform.  The show opens Friday, DECEMBER 2, 2016, continuing on consecutive Fridays and Saturdays through DECEMBER 16th. All performances start at 8:00 PM, at the Studio C Artists performance space along Theatre Row in Hollywood. (more...)

BWW Review: Chaffin's Barn Does RED, WHITE & TUNA Up Right
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 16, 2016

Just in time to lift your spirits in the wake of a bruising presidential election season, Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre - the iconic theatrical venue, which for 50 years has delighted Nashville audiences on the chow-and-bow circuit - provides ample laughs and plenty of guffaws (along with a bountiful buffet) with their latest version of Red, White and Tuna, which transports audiences to the third smallest town in Texas for yet another down-home, Independence Day-flavored adventure. (more...)

Celebrate the Holidays at The Gaslight With TOTALLY AWESOME Dickens Update
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 15, 2016

Dickson's Gaslight Dinner Theatre closes out its 16th Anniversary Season - and celebrates the holiday season - with Kim Beagle Graham's A Totally Awesome Christmas Carol, opening Friday. (more...)

The Critically-Acclaimed, Innovative Holiday Hit Returns to Rubicon CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

 Last season's critically acclaimed, World Premiere hit CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL returns to Rubicon Theatre Company this holiday season with Broadway, TV and film veterans Peter Van Norden (RTC's Copenhagen) and Joe Spano ("NCIS," RTC's Bucky) reprising their roles in this innovative retelling of the classic. Adapted by Producing Artistic Director Karyl Lynn Burns and directed byBrian McDonald, the 25-member cast features many of the same actors from the original production that earned a "Critic's Choice" in the Los Angeles Times and rave reviews from Ventura County Star, CASA Magazine, VIDA Magazine and the Ventura Breeze. Presented as a play with music, this dynamic and compelling stage version is highly theatrical. Actors narrate at various times, play multiple characters, sing and contribute to the soundscape for the production in the style of the Royal Shakespeare Company's landmark production of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL opens in Ventura on Saturday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m. followed by an after-party at Rhumb Line Restaurant. Low-priced previews are December 7-9. The show runs Wednesdays through Sundays through December 24. (more...)

Bridge Street Theatre Presents 'Holiday Memories' this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Two perennial holiday classics by Truman Capote, "The Thanksgiving Visitor" and "A Christmas Memory," come to vivid theatrical life this December when Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre presents Russell Vandenbroucke's heartwarming stage adaptation "Holiday Memories" for 8 performances only. (more...)

Ed Hatch Will Be Featured Artist Over the Holidays at Swift Creek Mill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Swift Creek Mill Theatre is happy to present Ed Hatch as its Featured Artist during the holiday productions of A Tuna Christmas, running November 10th through January 7th, 2017 and Drifty's Reindeer Roundup running November 28th through December 20th, 2016. (more...)

THE SANTALAND DIARIES to Be Presented at The Circuit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The world's crankiest elf is coming back to The Circuit Playhouse! Crumpet, Macy's grumpiest Christmas elf, and his fellow elves will once again be taking residence in the Memphian Room this holiday season. Share drinks with friends as Crumpet recounts his training and his hilarious encounters with surly parents and their greedy children! With a healthy dose of sarcasm and snark, Crumpet manages to reveal the shortcomings of the hustle and bustle surrounding the holidays while gently reminding us of the true meaning of the season. This intimate cabaret-style performance is a night at the theatre like no other.  (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID to Swim into TOCAP This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Now Cabrillo Music Theatre brings this amazing story to life with THE LITTLE MERMAID, live on stage! This is not simply a children's show - it's a brand-new fully-developed Broadway musical, in the spirit of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE LION KING, and MARY POPPINS, and Cabrillo Music Theatre's production will be the first in the region! (more...)

Emerson Collins to Star in BUYER AND CELLAR at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the sixth and final show in the Laguna Playhouse 2015-2016 season, Emerson Collins starring in BUYER AND CELLAR, written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Larry Raben. (more...)

Emerson Collins Opens in BUYER AND CELLAR at Laguna Playhouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the sixth and final show in the Laguna Playhouse 2015-2016 season, Emerson Collins starring in BUYER AND CELLAR, written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Larry Raben. (more...)

The Dio Presents GREATER TUNA This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2016

The Dio - Dining & Entertainment, Livingston County's professional, award winning dinner theatre, is very excited to present the hilarious comedy, Greater Tuna, by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard, directed by Steve DeBruyne. (more...)

BUYER AND CELLAR Begins Today at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham presents the sixth and final show in the Laguna Playhouse 2015-2016 season, Emerson Collins starring in BUYER AND CELLAR, written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Larry Raben, beginning today, June 1. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company's JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR. Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Students from Rubicon Theatre Company are currently in rehearsals for what is sure to be a 'master-peach' of a production - a delightfully offbeat musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved book James and the Giant Peach JR. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company to Stage Summer Youth Production of IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company presents the summer youth production of the inspiring and exhilarating 2008 Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, actor-composer-lyricist of Broadway's sensational Hamilton. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID to Swim into TOCAP This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Now Cabrillo Music Theatre brings this amazing story to life with THE LITTLE MERMAID, live on stage! This is not simply a children's show - it's a brand-new fully-developed Broadway musical, in the spirit of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE LION KING, and MARY POPPINS, and Cabrillo Music Theatre's production will be the first in the region! (more...)

The Dio Presents GREATER TUNA This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Dio - Dining & Entertainment, Livingston County's professional, award winning dinner theatre, is very excited to present the hilarious comedy, Greater Tuna, by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard, directed by Steve DeBruyne. (more...)

MAMMIA MIA! Set to Open Playhouse on the Square's 48th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

On August 12th, Playhouse on the Square's 48th season opens with the smash-hit musical Mamma Mia! (more...)


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Rubicon Theatre Company to Present JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR. This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Students from Rubicon Theatre Company are currently in rehearsals for what is sure to be a 'master-peach' of a production - a delightfully offbeat musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved book James and the Giant Peach JR. (more...)

WAITING FOR GODOT to Play White Box Live Arts, 3/25-4/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

The waiting is over! After 16 years of waiting in the wings, Nobel Prize winner Samuel Beckett's absurdist masterpiece WAITING FOR GODOT returns to San Diego stages with the fruitlessmoon theatreworks 2016 production at White Box Live Arts. Godot was presented at the Lyceum Theatre in 2000 and produced by The Renaissance Theatre Company. (more...)

Sherri Shepherd, Michael Urie, Rachel Dratch and More Set for MEET & GREET Industry Readings
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Meet & Greet, a comedy by Stan Zimmerman (The Golden Girls, Roseanne, Gilmore Girls) & Christian McLaughlin(Married...with Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Desperate Housewives), will receive industry readings in New York on Thursday, March 3rd. The readings will be held at 11am & 4pm and are by invitation only. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Dallas Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 12/20/2015
by BWW - Dec 20, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/20/2015 for Memphis (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld San Antonio Regional Awards Update - Sonia Nizny, David Wilkinson Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld San Antonio Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards Update - Bruce Winant in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

Time is running out to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Dallas Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 12/18; MAME in DC, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY in LA and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington DC, Los Angeles, Japan, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include MAME in DC, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Tour in L.A., and our featured Guest Blogger in Japan, just to name a few. (more...)

THE SANTALAND DIARIES Opens Tonight at the Eureka Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

This year we celebrate the 14th anniversary of everyone's favorite mall elf, Crumpet, in THE SANTALAND DIARIES by David Sedaris and adapted to the stage by Joe Mantello. See the show that has become an 'anti-holiday tradition' for San Francisco's audiences and escape the craziness of the holidays with Combined Artform at the Eureka Theatre. (more...)

BUYER & CELLAR to Make Colorado Premiere at the FAC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (FAC) is excited to present the hilariously funny Colorado premiere of Buyer & Cellar Jan 14?24, written by Johnathan Tolins, starring Sammy Gleason and directed by Cory Moosman. Grab your pals and get ready for this hilarious fictional Off?Broadway hit. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 12/13/2015
by BWW - Dec 13, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/13/2015 for Memphis (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 12/13/2015
by BWW - Dec 13, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/13/2015 for Denver (more...)

BWW Review: ACCC's A TUNA CHRISTMAS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 12, 2015

But there are those Christmas-themed shows that we're delighted to see no matter the time or place. Case in point: A Tuna Christmas, the seasonal sojourn to the third smallest town in Texas, where the wacky denizens are up to all kinds of hijinks as they celebrate baby Jesus' birthday, complete with a Christmas Phantom, a sale on firearms at Didi Snavely's gun emporium and a reintroduction of Helen Bedd and Inita Goodwin, the good-time gals at the Tasty Kreme, and Joe Bob Lipsey, the extravagantly over-dramatic director of Tuna Little Theater's beleaguered production of the royalty-free A Christmas Carol. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company to Stage Summer Youth Production of IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company presents the summer youth production of the inspiring and exhilarating 2008 Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, actor-composer-lyricist of Broadway's sensational Hamilton. (more...)

The Barn Theatre School to Stage RED, WHITE AND TUNA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Get ready for a side-splitting, patriotic laugh riot starring two Barn favorites, Joe Aiello and Scott Burkell! The Barn Theatre School presents RED, WHITE AND TUNA, a comedy by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard playing ONE WEEK August 30 - September 4. (more...)

The Barn Theatre School to Stage RED, WHITE AND TUNA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Get ready for a side-splitting, patriotic laugh riot starring two Barn favorites, Joe Aiello and Scott Burkell! The Barn Theatre School presents RED, WHITE AND TUNA, a comedy by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard playing ONE WEEK August 30 - September 4. (more...)

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