Saturday, November 06, 2010

Tucson: Waypoint Theatre presents Christmas dessert theatre comedy: MIRACLE ON MAIN STREET: A SMALL TOWN RADIO PLAY


From: Elizabeth von Isser []
Sent: Friday, November 05, 2010 4:10 PM
Subject: Press Release - Waypoint Theatre Christmas Dessert Theatre


Waypoint Theatre Company presents the Christmas dessert theatre comedy, MIRACLE ON MAIN STREET: A SMALL TOWN RADIO PLAY, adapted by Melanie David from a play by Greg Oliver Bodine, featuring the original LUX radio holiday classic MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, based on the book by Valentine Davies.  The show will run for one week only at Waypoint’s performing venue, Atria Bell Court Gardens' Academy Hall Theatre, 6653 E. Carondelet Drive (NE of St. Joseph’s Medical Center), December 8 – 12, 2010.  A benefit performance on Wed, Dec. 8 at 7pm will support the Sahuaro Girl Scout Council with annual Scout memberships for each ticket sold.    Bring in a new children’s book on Thu, Dec. 9 and receive a voucher good for $2 off Waypoint’s spring show, DRIVING MISS DAISY.  Books will be given to children in child protective services through Aviva Children Services. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       It's Christmas Eve in America's heartland and radio host Bjorn Gundlarrsen is preparing for the live, telethon performance, MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, that will keep the tiny polka station afloat.  Unfortunately, the prize troupe of off-Broadway actors he's hired have all fallen ill due to a dastardly combination of indigestible pork rinds and lutefisk!  With time running out, Bjorn enlists the reluctant small crew at the station to perform all the roles. Can the show be saved in time?  After all, it's not like Christmas is known for miracles....

This December, Waypoint Theatre Company will re-create the classic Christmas radio broadcast live in this laugh out loud play -within -a -play that includes decorated cookies, fudge, mixed nuts and drinks--served family style.  Live holiday vocal favorites, raffles and audience carol sing-along featured during the pre-show with singing serenades for $5 including “Santa Baby”, “I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas”, “Hard Candy Christmas” and “Blue Christmas” sung by Waypoint celebrity impersonators right to your special friend!

Complete with Foley sound effects and cleverly scripted commercials, Waypoint will transform the theatre into a small polka radio station in northern Wisconsin and invite the audience to become part of the magic.  The timeless story of the man who calls himself Kris Kringle, and his unusual determination to spread Christmas spirit, faith in “believing when common sense tells you not to” and the universal theme of hope in times of uncertainty, makes this dessert theatre one not to be missed!


Wed, Dec. 8 @ 7pm Sahuaro Girl Scout Benefit Performance  (play only)

Thu, Dec. 9* & Fri, Dec. 10 @ 7pm (pre-show/dessert), 7:30pm show   (*bring a new children’s book for Aviva)

Sat, Dec. 11 @ 2pm & 7pm (pre-show/dessert), 7:30pm show

Sun, Dec. 12 @ 2pm (pre-show/dessert), 2:30pm show

Sun, Dec. 12 @ 7pm (pre-show/dessert), 7:30pm show


TICKETS: Available by phone at (520) 616-8584  and through Brown Paper Tickets

Adults   $18.50 Dessert/Show        Srs/Stud/Mil  Dessert/Show  $17.50   Student (10-17yrs)  Dessert/Show   $15          Kids (under 10)  Dessert/Show  $10      Play only $12pp             Call for discounted Table, Family 4 Pack, Group Rates   For more information, please call Waypoint’s info line at (520) 616-8584

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