SCP To Stage Christmas Production Dec. 5 & 6

Just in time for the holidays, Seneca Community Players presents its newest stage production, “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!).” This mad-cap romp through all things Yule, will be staged at 7 p.m. on Dec. 5 and 6, and at 2:00 on Sunday, Dec. 7 in the Delavan Theatre on the New York Chiropractic College campus, Route 89. Directed by Jennifer Mitchell, the show is produced locally by Christine Moulton and Amanda Bishop.Instead of performing Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors — Pat Fegley, John Norton and Dan Papperman — decide to hilariously send-up all the Christmas tales, including interpretations of Christmas traditions from around the world and take-offs on seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture. “Every Christmas Story Ever Told” takes a multitude of recognized holiday “classics” and turns them upside down, presenting them in a whole new, and quite hilarious way. Timeless works such as “A Christmas Carol” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” along with holiday staples such as Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and fruitcake are all viewed in a fresh, new way that analyzes the holiday while at the same time parodying it. Complete with reindeer, grumpy grinches, talking snowmen and zany audience participation, this is a zany, holiday classic for the whole family. The play was written by Michael Carleton, James Fitzgerald and John K. Alvarez.The show’s stage manager is Mariah Ernhout. Becky Bly is technical director, RJ Rapoza is lighting designer, Ralph Sinicropi is sound designer, and Anthony Pollino is master carpenter. Costumes are by Kris Marble and publicity and poster design are by Kevin Schoonover. Lynn Patti is the head of house and Maggie Little is the music director. Jennifer Mitchell also designed the set while Steve Mitchell and Marble collected props.Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Patrons who bring a canned good or non-perishable food item to donate to the Seneca County House of Concern can receive the pre-sale ticket price at the door. Tickets are available at WomanMade Products in Seneca Falls, Area Records & Music in Geneva, by calling 315-568-9364, and online at www.SenecaCommunityPlayers.org. For more information, call Mitchell at 759-5213.The 2008 Seneca Community Players season is generously sponsored by BonaDent Dental Laboratories.Seneca Community Players’ mission is to foster, arouse and help broaden the interest, availability and appreciation of the theatre arts in Seneca and surrounding counties. Since 1972, SCP has established itself as the only year-round Seneca County group that continually offers and produces quality theatrical productions highlighted by an annual summer musical. These productions provide the opportunity for community members to engage in the creative process on-stage, back stage and the design process.

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