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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.

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by Stephi Wild - Oct 8, 2019
Two actors, twenty characters, and a barrel of laughs are coming to the corner of Franklin and First in Historic Downtown Clarksville this month.
by Joni Lorraine - Oct 3, 2019
A delightful start to the Georgetown Palace's 2019-2020 season.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 19, 2021
Stateside at the Paramount presents Blood and Holly, a hysterical holiday performance by Greater Tuna's Jaston Williams based on his own life experiences. Limited three-show engagement December 17 – 18.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 11, 2019
The Peterborough Players celebrates the return of their on-stage Winter Season with three selections sure to delight audiences during this cold time of year. A boisterous comedy, a return of a country music legend, and an encounter with one of America's most revered poets come to life in A Tuna Christmas, Alwaysa??Patsy Cline, and This Verse Business December 2019 a?" February 2020.
by Irene Imboden - Nov 29, 2021
If playwright Matthew Lombardo's searing look at actress Tallulah Bankhead in Looped was the main course, then his spicy confection about Cindy Lou Who in Who's Holiday! - playing this December at The Human Race - is the decadent dessert we have been waiting for. Called a 'raunchy riff on Dr. Seuss,' Who's Holiday! is a wildly funny and heartfelt adult-only comedy about grown-up Cindy Lou Who, as she recalls that Christmas Eve when she first met the Grinch and the twisted turn of events her life has since taken. Who's Holiday! will fill the Loft Theatre with laughter, December 2 - 19, 2021.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 27, 2019
Put a little theatre in your life! Curtain Up! Holiday shows, plus theatre to kick-off the new year
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 26, 2019
Three plays by Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein will be presented in two triple-header days of theatre readings when JWT, director Stan Zimmerman and an all-star cast salute the groundbreaking artist who made a career out of exploring the lives of intelligent, talented women.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 26, 2019
The Ensemble Company, the repertory company in residence at Penguin Point Productions located in the Oviedo Mall, concludes its debut season with a double bill of David Sedaris comedies: The SantaLand Diaries and Season's Greetings, both adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 25, 2019
A holiday treat chock full of quick changes, outrageous costumes and funny-bone-tickling delights is returning to the corner of Franklin and First in Historic Downtown Clarksville this season.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 24, 2019
Keep your 2019 holiday season going strong with lots of la a?" la a?" la a?" laughter as City Theatre Austin brings back the hit southern comedy A Tuna Christmas, the show with two actors, twenty-two characters and so much holiday small-town fun you don't want to miss.
by Lorens Portalatin - Nov 21, 2021
 Cindy Williams will take the stage of the Bank of America Theatre at the Charles W. Eisemann Center in a new one-woman show, Me, Myself & Shirley for four performances only March 18-20, 2022. Tickets range from $46-$52 are on sale now and available at the Eisemann Center Ticket Office
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 21, 2019
Peterborough Players raise the curtain on their 2019/2020 Winter Season with A Tuna Christmas, a boisterous comedy by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard, running from December 5th-15th. As part of the season, the Players announce Players Gives, a program to reach ever deeper into the community.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 18, 2021
Human Race's Who's Holiday! dishes up a hilarious good time, not for the whole family! 
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 15, 2019
Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), the professional North Fulton theatre company, will return to the Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University this December to bring holiday laughs and cheer with the much-loved comedy A Tuna Christmas. The production will be directed by Atlanta favorite Topher Payne and runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays December 13th through 29th, 2019.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2021
The Springer Opera House held a virtual season announcement on Monday, May 3, to unveil the upcoming shows for the 2021-22 season. The Springer has commissioned rising American playwright, Natalia Temesgen, to write two shows that illuminate the lives of black American heroes in the upcoming season.
by Julie Musbach - May 24, 2019
The Roxy Regional Theatre, Clarksville's oldest professional live theatre, unveiled its upcoming 'Season 37: Experience A New Story' at a fundraiser at The Belle Hollow earlier this month, hosted by local arts supporters Mark, Ricki, John Mark and Will Holleman.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022
.Ensemble Theatre Company has announced its remount of its tour-de-force one-man show Vincent, which was presented at The Santa Barbara Museum of Art in March to sold-out audiences. 
by David Green - Mar 6, 2019
Coyote StageWorks, the Coachella Valley-based award-winning Actors' Equity professional theater company, will conclude its Tenth Anniversary season with the comedy "Greater Tuna" that will run for nine performances from March 22-31, 2019 at the Palm Springs Art Museum's Annenberg Theater.  "Greater Tuna" is a hilarious send-up of small-town morals and mores. Set in a fictional small town in Texas, this popular comedy stars two skillful, transformative actors who will take on 22 roles as they portray the town's wacky inhabitants. "Greater Tuna" was written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard and will star Alan Denny and Chuck Yates. The production will be directed by Larry Raben. "Greater Tuna" was the very first production Coyote StageWorks mounted ten years ago.
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 12, 2022
The Springer's 2022-23 Season Announcement was held on March 10 in Emily Woodruf Hall at the Springer Opera House. Besides unveiling the shows that will be produced in the upcoming year, the event is a way to thank Springer season ticket holders and donors for their support and has become one of the most anticipated events of the year for area theatre-goers.
by Ronn Burton - Mar 1, 2021
Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre remembers and celebrates one of their founding members MICHAEL JONES, who passed away a year ago. An Emmy winner and recipient of the Oklahoma Governor’s Arts Award, Michael was a co-founder and Artistic Associate at OKC Rep. While Michael was a pillar of the OKC theatre community, he also worked all over the country. Michael touched the lives and hearts of so many he worked with. The OKC theatre community remembers Michael Jones.
by Shari Barrett - Jul 28, 2020
The long-running Off-Broadway hit a?oeGreater Tunaa?? by Joe Sears, Jaston Williams, and Ed Howard is a tour-de-farce comedy of quick-change artistry, with non-stop costume and character changes that run by faster than a jack rabbit from a coyote in the third smallest town in Texas, named Tuna. Now fans (and those who are destined to become one) can experience the towna??s zany denizens during two streaming performances presented by P3 Theatre Company under the direction of Jon Peterson, who performs all the characters with Philip McBride, on Monday, August 3 and Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 7:00pm.
by Herbert Paine - Jul 1, 2021
CURTAINS RISE ON THE 2021-2022 THEATRE SEASON ~ AT LAST! The current schedule of theatre productions for the 2021-2022 Season in the Phoenix Metro Region.
by Rebecca Russo - Jan 30, 2020
Casa Mañana continues its 2019-20 Broadway Season, presented by Frank Kent Cadillac, with those hilariously eccentric characters from the a?oethird smallest town in Texasa?? in Tuna Does Vegas, sponsored by Bank of Texas. The show runs February 29-March 8. Tickets are on sale now.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 20, 2020
Swashbuckling sword fights and romance lie at the center of this thrilling take on Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers by Catherine Bush, produced by Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF, runs from February 5 - March 22, 2020. This bold production will run in repertory with William Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1. Tickets (starting at $30) are available now by phone (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street).
by Stephi Wild - Feb 17, 2022
Peninsula Players Theatre will present an in-person reading and a virtual audio recording of 'The Safe House,' a charming and poignant play about family by Kristine Thatcher as part of its winter play reading series, The Play's the Thing. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 15, 2022
Maples Repertory Theatre in Macon has announced a 6-show season for their June-December 2022 production dates. Groups and subscribers can buy tickets now. Single tickets go on sale April 1st. Auditions and staffing have begun for the three rep summer productions and the three fall productions.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 10, 2020
The Ensemble Company, the repertory company in residence at Penguin Point Productions located in the Oviedo Mall, will continue its 2020 season with the Central Florida premiere of Jane Anderson's Mother of the Maid.
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Dec 9, 2019
Actors Spencer Meyers and Derrick Phillips wear a lot of hats. And pants and shirts and even blouses with holiday vests in A Tuna Christmas, the second in a series of fun, comedic plays set in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas, the third-smallest town in the state and a two-man Christmas play at Straz Center, opening December 11. Spencer and Derrick play 22 different roles in this quirky trilogy filled with quick wit, southern charm, and bite.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 4, 2019
The Ensemble Company, the repertory company in residence at Penguin Point Productions located in the Oviedo Mall, will open its 2020 season with Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning Best Play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, featuring legendary Orlando icon Michael Wanzie as Vanya.
by BWW Staff - Dec 3, 2018
There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Ft. Myers/Naples Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 3, 2018
Ring in the holidays with the Texas-sized holiday comedy!
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 3, 2018
Looking ahead, you'll find a number of new productions on tap for your entertainment pleasure, including a number of holiday season offerings to put you in the Christmas spirit, thanks to the efforts of theater companies all over Middle Tennessee. Here's our calendar for December 3, 2018, to help you plot your course through the beginning of a new year...
by Stephi Wild - Dec 29, 2018
Everything's bigger in Texas, including the folks and family we all know and love! It's Christmas Eve in the Lone Star state and radio station personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report local news on the Yuletide activities that have gripped their little whistle-stop of Tuna, the third smallest town in Texas, where the Lion's Club is too liberal, and Patsy Cline never dies. What's to be done about Joe Bob Lipsey's disastrous Christmas Carol pageant, a sabotaged yard-decorating contest, and a mysterious phantom on the loose and spreading havoc? With quick-change zaniness and quicksilver one-liners, CTC all-star actors Scot Friedman and Rick Smith introduce us to twenty-two of the wildest citizens of one zany town bringing all the "joy to the world" that make the holidays so special. Oh, holy night!
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021
This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld San Antonio Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by Jesse Griffith - Dec 26, 2018
Welcome to Tuna, third - smallest town in the great state of Texas. I have been in love with it since my first visit in 1984 and it always feels like a return to the folks of my native Texan childhood. Never been to Tuna, Texas? Well I'm sorry and bless your heart, but fret not, even Yankees and foreigners enjoy visiting the fine residents of Tuna, Texas, especially at Christmas.
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018
It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Ft. Myers/Naples Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021
Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld San Antonio Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 19, 2019
Continuing all the fun of the 2019 holiday season, the City Theatre Austin is thrilled to present the hilarious comedy A TUNA CHRISTMAS by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard. 
by Julie Musbach - Dec 17, 2018
After a sold out run last fall, the recent revival of The Diary of Anne Frank, by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett and newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman ('97 Broadway version) will return for a limited engagement previewing January 11, 2019.
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018
There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Ft. Myers/Naples Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2018
The Renaissance Players are doggone excited to present A Tuna Christmas in the Gaslight Dinner Theatre this holiday season. This side-splitting comedy runs from November 29th - December 15th.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 13, 2018
You'd be hard pressed to find a seasonal outing quite so much fun, a Christmas party more tantalizingly outrageous or performances more outlandish than in A Tuna Christmas, the holiday-themed comedy that features the denizens of Tuna, the third-smallest town in Texas, in all their Lone Star State finery, searching for a missing husband, attempting to ferret out "the Christmas Phantom" and hoping for that perfect photograph for next year's greeting cards.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 12, 2019
Director/Producer Stan Zimmerman is putting the finishing touches on The Wendy Chronicles with the casting of Academy Award nominee Michael Lerner, two-time Emmy nominated Mindy Sterling and five other up and coming film and television actors -- Allie Gonino, Danny Gomez, Melody Peng, Brittannie Bohman and Raviv Ullman.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 11, 2020
Peninsula Players Theatre has announced, in collaboration with Dirt Hills Productions, 'It Sounds Like a Christmas Carol' by Neil Brookshire and Cassandra Bissell will be available on the theater's website beginning on Tuesday, December 15. 
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 11, 2019
a?oeSit back, kick up yer boots and have a holly, jolly time!a?? invites Director Warren Sherrill. Ben Hilzer and Michael O'Shea star in this production with humorous fast-changes. All three are theater veterans in our region a?" from Shakespeare to Dickens to musicals, they have a broad base of experience and are sure to bring flavor to A Tuna Christmas. They'll need to draw on all that experience and a fair amount of stamina, since the trio are putting on seven shows and the two actors play eleven characters each.
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018
There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Ft. Myers/Naples Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 10, 2018
Looking ahead, you'll find a number of new productions on tap for your entertainment pleasure, including a number of holiday season offerings to put you in the Christmas spirit, thanks to the efforts of theater companies all over Middle Tennessee. Here's our calendar for December 3, 2018, to help you plot your course through the first few weeks of 2019...
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 17, 2020
As school, work and social interactions go online, Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF announces a series of free online classes for adults. From Storytelling for Seniors to Interview skills to Shakespeare technique, these stand alone classes are ideal for adults seeking to broaden skills and develop new ones in the safety of their own homes. Participants will be able to livestream the class with Orlando Shakes professionals via webcam.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 11, 2019
Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET) Co-Founder and Producing Artistic Director Anita Allen-Farley has tonight announced the 27th season of the professional theatre company at opening night of Bullets Over Broadway The Musical.