Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Tucson: The Comedy Playhouse presents A Christmas Carol


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Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2010 2:42 PM
Subject: The Comedy Playhouse November Newsletter


The Comedy Playhouse


"Come for the fun of it!"

A Christmas Carol set to Open December 1


Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is set to open Wednesday December 1st


Five years ago, James Gooden adapted A Christmas Carol as a staged reading to be performed for three weeks at his TopHat Comedy Club.  The show was received so warmly, that James revised it, added music and dancing and presented it again the next year as a full production.  Again, A Christmas Carol was a hit with the TopHat audience.  James continued to revise the piece during the next three years, and the current edition of A Christmas Carol will open at The Comedy Playhouse on December 1.


Many families have chosen to make attending A Christmas Carol a part of their holiday tradition.  In response, The Comedy Playhouse will present A Christmas Carol in an expanded performance schedule.   The schedule includes Saturday matinees as well as additional performances though out the week.

Join James Gooden and the company at The Comedy Playhouse for this heartwarming holiday story of hope and redemption.


A Christmas Carol performance times are 7:30 pm for evening shows and 3:00 pm for matinees.  Admission is $18, with discounts available for seniors and students.

The Comedy Playhouse is located at 3620 N. 1st Avenue, at the northeast corner of Prince Road and 1st Avenue.

Call 260-6442 for reservations.


Make your reservations early, as several performances are already sold out.

Appearing with James, will be Alex Greengard, Bruce and Char Purrington and Clare Cox.

A Christmas Carol

Performance Schedule

December 1  Wednesday                   7:30pm

December 2 Thursday             7:30pm

December 3  Friday                 7:30pm

December 4 Saturday             3:00pm


December 4   Saturday              7:30pm

December 5   Sunday               3:00pm


December 8   Wednesday         7:30pm

December 9   Thursday            7:30pm

December 10  Friday               7:30pm

December 11  Saturday           3:00pm


December 11  Saturday           7:30pm

December 12  Sunday             3:00pm


December 15  Wednesday       7:30pm

December 16  Thursday          7:30pm

December 17  Friday               7:30pm

December 18  Saturday           3:00pm


December 18  Saturday           7:30pm

December 19  Sunday             3:00pm


December 20  Monday            7:30pm

December 21  Tuesday            7:30pm

December 22  Wednesday       7:30pm

December 23  Thursday          7:30pm

December 26  Sunday             3:00pm


December 29  Wednesday       7:30pm

December 30  Thursday          7:30pm

The Guest Retainer to continue through November 26th

Tom and Harry own the Hotel Jerkskeet, which at present, is filled with nothing but sand and mosquitoes and a handful of "old fossils" as guests.  They hatch a plan to live the place up by hiring a "guest retainer" to flatter and flirt with the women.  Their plan works.  In fact, it works so well, the question is will the hotel survive the "guest retainer" or will the "guest retainer" survive the guests?


Your room is ready…for laughs!

Featured performers in "The Guest Retainer " include Tony Eckstat, John McRostie, Paul Hammack, Joan O'Dwyer Tina Swope and Jamie Mellon and Alex Greengard.

Call 260-6442 for reservations.  Admission is $18 with discounts available for seniors and students.  Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm and Sunday afternoons at 3:00pm.  The Guest Retainer plays through November 27.

The Comedy Playhouse is located at 3620 N.  1st Avenue at the northeast corner of Prince Road and 1st Avenue.

Coming in January…

"The Big Idea"

By A.E. Thomas and Clayton Hamilton

Starring Denise Blum, Paul Hammack and Bruce Bieszki



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