The popular Cincinnati holiday tradition, EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVERY TOLD (AND THEN SOME!), appears on CSC’s stage for a limited run of 13 performances December 16-27, 2015!
Justin McCombs, Sara Clark & Billy Chance.
CINCINNATI, Nov. 24, 2015 – For the 10th straight year, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is thrilled to offer a full season of holiday cheer in just 90 minutes with EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVERY TOLD (AND THEN SOME!) by Michael Carleton, James Fitzgerald, and John K. Alvarez. This hilarious production is a non-stop holiday romp through everyone’s favorite Christmas stories performed by just four actors in ninety minutes. Justin McCombs and Sara Clark, both now 10 year veterans of the company, return to poke fun at the holiday season, joined by Billy Chace, a ninth year company member. Miranda McGee, sixth year company member, returns as a special guest. CSC Artistic Associate, Jeremy Dubin, returns to the director’s chair. This production is one of the most popular events in Cincinnati Shakespeare Company history breaking attendance and sales records every year. All tickets are $30, making this show an affordable holiday treat. Audiences are encouraged to get their tickets soon as some date are already sold out!
What starts as an annual performance of “A Christmas Carol” quickly descends into a playful skewering of everyone’s favorite “Beloved Holiday Classics.” Using just three actors and a little help from the audience, EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVERY TOLD (AND THEN SOME!) crams an entire season’s worth of stories, carols, and television specials into ninety minutes of non-stop laughs. EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVERY TOLD (AND THEN SOME!) premiered in 2005 at Orlando Shakespeare Company under the direction of Artistic Director Jim Helsinger.
Audiences and critics have made the show a sold-out success for the last seven Decembers. Rick Pender of CityBeat wrote of the show, “If you’ve laughed yourself silly watching any of the scripts developed by the Reduced Shakespeare Company – you’ll find yourself in similar territory. Michael Carleton, James Fitzgerald, and John K. Alvarez clearly went to the same school… This production will certainly appeal to audiences looking for relaxing, adult holiday amusement.” Director Jeremy Dubin remarks, “This cast has so much fun together that the show has become a very personal holiday tradition for all of us. Returning audiences will enjoy a fresh round of new fruitcake jokes, and new audiences will be amazed at Sara Clark’s frighteningly accurate Jimmy Stewart impression.”
This show will be appreciated by adults and older teens, but is not recommended for anyone young enough to still believe in Santa. The Canon Club Bar will be open before, during, and after the production featuring a full bar, Moerlein’s Shakes“beere”, custom cocktails and signature jell-o shots! All drinks can be taken into the theater.
Performances of EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVERY TOLD (AND THEN SOME!) are scheduled for a limited run of 13 performances from Dec. 16-27, 2015. Performances on Dec. 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, and 26 are at 7:30pm. Performances on Dec. 19, 20, 26, and 27 are at 2:00pm. All performances are held at CSC’s Theatre, 719 Race St. No passes, subscriptions, group rates, or discounts apply. All tickets are $30. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are accepted. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Box Office at 513.381.BARD (2273), or visit us online at www.cincyshakes.com.
- Wed, Dec 16th, 2015 at 7:30 pm
- Thu, Dec 17th, 2015 at 7:30 pm
- Fri, Dec 18th, 2015 at 7:30 pm
- Sat, Dec 19th, 2015 at 2:00 pm
- Sat, Dec 19th, 2015 at 7:30 pm
- Sun, Dec 20th, 2015 at 2:00 pm
- Sun, Dec 20th, 2015 at 7:30 pm
- Mon, Dec 21st, 2015 at 7:30 pm
- Tue, Dec 22nd, 2015 at 7:30 pm
- Wed, Dec 23rd, 2015 at 7:30 pm
- Sat, Dec 26th, 2015 at 2:00 pm
- Sat, Dec 26th, 2015 at 7:30 pm
- Sun, Dec 27th, 2015 at 2:00 pm
About Cincinnati Shakespeare Company:
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is a professional theatre company dedicated to bringing Shakespeare and the classics to life for audiences of all ages. Located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati, CSC produces a dozen mainstage productions each season. The repertoire is made up of the works of William Shakespeare, literary adaptations and contemporary classics. CSC performs on a Small Professional Theatre contract with Actors’ Equity Association. Cincinnati Shakespeare is a member of the Theater Communications Group and the Shakespeare Theater Association. Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s Education and Outreach Programs reached nearly 34,000 young people and underserved community members last season by taking Shakespeare into schools, parks, community centers and by hosting educational matinees of mainstage productions at its home on Race Street. In 2014, CSC was proud to become one of the first five theaters in the United States to “Complete the Canon” by producing all 38 plays by William Shakespeare. CSC is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is proud to be Cincinnati’s stage for the classics!
About the 2015-2016 Season:
This season is generously sponsored by The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation. Cincinnati Shakespeare Company receives operating support from The Ohio Arts Council, the Shubert Foundation and is supported, in part, by the generosity of thousands of individuals and businesses that give annually to ArtsWave. The season design sponsor is Mark & Sue Ann Painter. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program/organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. Production dates and information on the season are available online at www.cincyshakes.com.