Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s Classic Comedy, EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD (AND THEN SOME!), is Back for the Holidays!

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Justin McCombs, Candice Handy, & Geoffrey Warren Barnes II. Photo by Mikki Schaffner.

After a thrilling first production back from the prolonged intermission, Cincinnati Shakespeare continues the Grand Re-Opening Season with the beloved Christmas comedy, EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD (AND THEN SOME!) 

CINCINNATI (November 11, 2021) – Cincinnati Shakespeare Company has opened its doors in time for the holidays with EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD (AND THEN SOME! as the second play in the 2021-2022 Grand Re-Opening Season. In celebration of the last Christmas missed and the comeback, the holiday hit is bigger than ever, playing a longer run from November 19- December 26, 2021.

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Miranda McGee. Photo by Mikki Schaffner.

In its 15th Season, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is thrilled to spread holiday cheer in just over 90 minutes with “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)” by Michael Carleton, James Fitzgerald, and John K. Alvarez. In the play, three actors (with the help of drunk Santa) start with A Christmas Carol which soon devolves into a slightly irreverent take on everyone’s favorite “Beloved Holiday Classics,” including It’s a Wonderful Life, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Rudolph, Charlie Brown, and others!

Jeremy Dubin continues his directorial lead for the most praised and popular production in Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s history, a play that consistently breaks attendance and sales records every year.  “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some!)” is a show best enjoyed by adults and older teens; it is not recommended for any theatergoers young enough to believe in Santa Claus. Perfect for date nights, families with older children and teens, and outings with friends, attending the show becomes an experience. Theatergoers are encouraged to arrive with Christmas sweaters and Santa Hats, while Drunk Santa herself makes COVID safe connections with the audience.

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company also offers the opportunity to think outside the gift box and give experiences as presents. Gift Certificates for your selected amount can be redeemed on tickets, subscriptions, classes, summer camp, and more, becoming the perfect present for everyone from students to adult theatergoers. Available for purchase online and same-day pick up in the lobby at CSC.  Learn more about holiday gifting at

At this time, all ticketholders must wear masks in addition to showing proof of a full COVID vaccination status OR provide a negative COVID test to enter The Otto M. Budig Theater. More details on the exact procedure are provided before each performance. Learn more at CSC’s Health and Safety page at

Tickets are on sale now for purchase online or by calling the Box Office. CSC values accessibility for all theatergoers and offers a variety of affordable options, including discounts available for students, seniors, local residents, and community partners, or $14 “Access” tickets in the Upper Gallery. Rush Tickets at $12 for any unreserved seats may be available one hour before each performance, not just for students.

This annual Christmas spectacular is performed at the Otto M. Budig Theater in OTR, adjacent to Washington Park, at 1195 Elm St. Tickets range from $12-$60.  To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Box Office at 513.381.BARD (2273), or visit us online at


About Cincinnati Shakespeare Company:
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is a professional theatre company dedicated to bringing Shakespeare and the classics to life for all.  In the summer of 2017, the theater relocated to the Otto M. Budig Theater, a brand new facility in OTR. CSC’s 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 Theatre Association.  Each year, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s Education and Outreach Programs reach more than 50,000 young people and community members each season by taking Shakespeare into schools, parks, community centers and by hosting educational matinees of Mainstage productions.  In 2015, 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!

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