Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Can't handle seeing "A Christmas Carol" one more time? Here's the antidote (or in the case of this year, the "Annie"-dote!)

FTW presents the Jackson premiere of the holiday seasonal comedy EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD (AND THEN SOME) by Michael Carleton, James FitzGerald, and John K. Alvarez. Directed by Richard Lawrence, the show packs every beloved holiday tale and tradition you can think of into a physically dexterous comedic romp for three actors, including FTW veterans John Howell and Beth Kander, along with newcomer Scott Stinson. Audiences will get Cliff's Notes versions of multiple classics, including "The Grinch," "Frosty the Snowman," "Charlie Brown," and a non-trademark infringing rendition of "Gustav, the Green-Nosed Reingoat," while characters from "It's a Wonderful Life," stumble in and out of "A Christmas Carol." The show ends with a frenzy of caroling that attempts to stuff every known holiday jingle into a two-minute mashup.

From Hanukah to Whoville, and sharp satire to silly slapstick, this family-friendly frolic has something for the naughty and the nice! So grab Tiny Tim, shout "Bah, humbug!" and enjoy this hilarious tour-de-farce that will have you laughing harder than spiked eggnog!

Performances will be December 8-11 (Thursday-Sunday) at 7:30 p.m. nightly, with a Saturday matinee at 2:30 p.m., at The Warehouse Theatre (formerly Childrens Community Theatre building), 1000 Monroe St., Jackson, MS. All tickets are $12.00. Seating is limited, so reservations (with Visa/MC) are encouraged. Please call FTW at 601-301-2281 to reserve tickets or for more information.

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com). This show is made possible in part by the generous support of New Stage Theatre.