Holiday Theatre in the Area

I know that several of my recent posts have been about A Christmas Carol at The Milwaukee Rep. Can you blame me? That being said, there are many other wonderful holiday productions going on at community theatres around the area. Going to a show at Christmas is a great tradition to start or continue this year. The list below is fairly Dramagoon-centric. It contains shows at theatres where we have played or with people we have had the pleasure to play with or both.

Waukesha Civic Theatre presents Miracle on 34th Street. The performances run December 12, 2008 (tonight) through December 21, 2008. The show stars Brian Zelinski as Fred Gailey and Nicole Gorski as Doris Walker and contains many of the fine actors that performed in the holiday show at WCT last year. It is also directed by our director from last year’s show, Karin Cunningham. WCT always seems to put on an entertaining show.

Acacia Theatre Company is currently running It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. It had two shows last weekend and three more shows this weekend; tonight, tomorrow afternoon, and Sunday afternoon. The show got a great review from The Shepherd Express. It stars John Pfannerstill as George Bailey, Elaine Wyler as his wife Mary, and Michael Chobanoff as Mr. Potter.

Theatre On Main is currently running The Big Bad Wolf Meets Santa Claus. It opened on December 5, 2008 and runs through December 21, 2008. I don’t much about this show. From the name it seems like it would be more kid-oriented than any of the others shows currently out there. Theatre On Main does a great job on those types of shows and their ticket prices are reasonable; especially for children.

Sunset Playhouse is currently running It’s a Wonderful Life. It also opened on December 5, 2008 and runs through December 21, 2008 with a special performance on New Year’s Eve. This is a different version than the Acacia one. This is show also got a good review; this one from the Waukesha Freeman. This show is directed by Howard Bashinski and stage managed by Donna Redmer. They are the team that successfully produced The Music Man and Lost In Yonkers and many others.

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2 Responses to “Holiday Theatre in the Area”

  1. Nicole Says:

    thanks again, Kurt, for the plug :)
    Am I remembering right, will I see you, Kristi and the kids tomorrow?

    • Kurt Says:

      Unfortunately, AJ has a show and Erin has choir on Wednesday night. If the planets align correctly and everything works out, Erin and I will be coming to the show on Sunday (possibly).

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