Christmas musical comedy kicks off Friday

Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 1:59 pm

LADYSMITH – Get ready for a hilarious, grown-up comedy as Caroline Community Theatre presents the contemporary musical revue, “A Christmas Survival Guide.”

The production will be performed at the group’s theater, located in the Caroline Diversified Learning Center on Ladysmith Road near Jefferson Davis Highway. Show times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

This charming revue, conceived and written by James Hindman and Ray Roderick, pokes fun at the stressful holiday season. Armed with a copy of “A Christmas Survival Guide” and an optimistic attitude, the characters charge into shopping malls, office parties, and family gatherings in their search for the true essence of Christmas.

Through side-splitting comedic vignettes and a contemporary score of original music (“The 12 Steps of Christmas,” “Waitin’ for the Man with the Bag”) and classic songs (“Silent Night,” “Jingle Bells”), the characters search for the true holiday spirit only to find that Christmas keeps getting in the way.

The cast and crew are Julia North of Spotsylvania, director, Liz Collins of King George, Carmela Hofstee of Spotsylvania, Joel McCormick of Spotsylvania, Ally Dodson of Locust Grove, Justin Smith of Ladysmith, and Bryan Hall of Beaverdam.

Tickets are $10 and may be reserved by calling (540) 842-6739 or purchase them at the door.

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