Theater preview – 12/6/18

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – It’s the holiday season and theaters all over San Diego are showing holiday classics. Theater expert Joey Landwehr told us all about them on Good Morning San Diego.

TODAY’S 3 SHOWS:

SCROOGE IN ROUGE
OB PLAYHOUSE
Through December 16
This quick-change, cross-dressing version of the Charles Dickens classic is set in a Victorian music hall. The Royal Music Hall Twenty-Member Variety Players are beset with a widespread case of food poisoning. This leaves only three surviving members to soldier on through a performance of A Christmas Carol. The undaunted trio gamely face missed cues, ill-fitting costumes, and solving the problem of having no one to play Tiny Tim. Done in the style of British Music Hall, SCROOGE IN ROUGE abounds in bad puns, bawdy malapropisms, naughty double-entendres, and witty songs. A raucous holiday treat!
• Michael Mizerany Choreographs – get ready for some real fun!
• I love this irreverent piece of holiday charm!

MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLY
New Village Arts
Through December 23
A sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice set two years after the novel ends, MISS BENNET continues the story, only this time with bookish middle-sister Mary as it’s unlikely heroine. Mary is growing tired of her role as the dutiful sister in the face of her siblings’ romantic escapades. When the family gathers for Christmas at Pemberley, an unexpected guest sparks Mary’s hopes for independence, an intellectual match, and possibly even love.
• What could be better than a little Jane Austin at xmas time
• The cast is absolutely perfect. run to see this rarely presented work!

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET: A LIVE MUSICAL RADIO PLAY
San Diego Musical Theatre
Through December 23
The heartwarming holiday classic is retold in the tradition of a live 1940’s era radio broadcast. When a department store Santa claims he’s the real Kris Kringle, his case gets taken all the way to the Supreme Court. Watch the miracle unfold when the belief of a little girl makes all the difference in this iconic story.
• Staged with live Foley effects and a score of favorite holiday tunes, this is sure to melt even the most cynical of hearts.
• The original film was released in 1947 starring Natalie Wood, Maureen O’Hara, John Payne & William Frawley.
• That same year the entire cast reunited to created the radio play version of the movie, which is what this production is based off of, the actual script brought to life on stage.

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