Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some!)

Critics

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Reviews: 5

Audience

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Instead of performing Charles Dickens' beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told -- plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung. A madcap romp through the holiday season! An outrageous holiday romp for the whole family (except those who still believe in Santa!) Written by Michael Carleton, James FitzGerald and John K. Alvarez. Music by Will Knapp. Directed by Gary Lamb. Musical director: Sean Paxton

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...under Lamb’s direction, the show maintains a fast pace, one key to holding audience members’ attention and garnering their amusement. Lamb also keeps most of the comedy from becoming too broad so that the few moments which are played larger — such as the sped-up retelling of The Nutcracker (additional choreography by Cate Caplin) — garner some of the night’s biggest laughs.

sweet - Nikki Munoz - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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I advise that when you see this show, (which you absolutely should,) get there early for the lovely holiday music that Sean entertains the audience with as they get settled.

sweet - Karen Salkin - It's Not About Me - ...read full review


Steven Stanley

If the holiday blues have got you down and laughter’s what you need to perk you up, look no further than Sierra Madre Playhouse’s latest, Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!).

sweet - Steven Stanley - StageSceneLA - ...read full review


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This is a production meant for the entire family that will be best enjoyed by those who think they have seen every Christmas play and film out there and are ready to have some fun with it.

sweet - Dena Burroughs - The Fume of Sighs - ...read full review


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For two hours–give or take with the fifteen minute intermission added, these merry gentlemen show don’t rest. In fact, their skits and measures focus on the most merry–and then some!

sweet - Rich Borowy - Accessibly Live Off-Line - ...read full review


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...under Lamb’s direction, the show maintains a fast pace, one key to holding audience members’ attention and garnering their amusement. Lamb also keeps most of the comedy from becoming too broad so that the few moments which are played larger — such as the sped-up retelling of The Nutcracker (additional choreography by Cate Caplin) — garner some of the night’s biggest laughs.

sweet - Nikki Munoz - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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I advise that when you see this show, (which you absolutely should,) get there early for the lovely holiday music that Sean entertains the audience with as they get settled.

sweet - Karen Salkin - It's Not About Me - ...read full review


Steven Stanley

If the holiday blues have got you down and laughter’s what you need to perk you up, look no further than Sierra Madre Playhouse’s latest, Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!).

sweet - Steven Stanley - StageSceneLA - ...read full review


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This is a production meant for the entire family that will be best enjoyed by those who think they have seen every Christmas play and film out there and are ready to have some fun with it.

sweet - Dena Burroughs - The Fume of Sighs - ...read full review


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For two hours–give or take with the fifteen minute intermission added, these merry gentlemen show don’t rest. In fact, their skits and measures focus on the most merry–and then some!

sweet - Rich Borowy - Accessibly Live Off-Line - ...read full review