A Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol
Event tags: 29 Palms, Theater, Family, Twentynine Palms, Theatre 29, Holiday, Christmas, Xmas, Matinee
The finale production of Theatre 29's 2012 season, the quirky musical
comedy, "A DON'T HUG ME CHRISTMAS CAROL", will take the stage for
five weeks beginning November 16th through December 15th.
The musical, the second show of the growingly popular "Don't Hug Me"
franchise, is helmed by the veteran production team of Director Marty
Neider and Musical Director Kathryn Ferguson.
It's Christmas Eve in Bunyan Bay, Minnesota and cantankerous bar
owner Gunner Johnson gets in an argument with his wife, Clara, tells
her he's skipping Christmas, storms out of the bar, goes snowmobiling
across the lake, falls through the ice, and goes into a coma. He
comes back in his dream where he's visited by folk legend, Sven
Yorgensen, who plays the ghost of Christmas past, present, and
future. Sven takes Gunner on a journey similar to that in Charles
Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" only very different and very funndy.
Will Gunner come out of his coma and find redemption with Clara at
The Bunyan? Hilarious music and great fun, don'cha know!
Cast in the role of the grumpy Swede, Gunner Johnson is Rob
Wanless. His long suffering wife, Clara Johnson will be played by
real-life spouse Betty Wanless. Clueless bar patron, Kunute
Gunderson, is Theatre 29 newcomer, Jonathan Fries. Former singing
waitress and the object of Kunute's unreturned affections, Bernice
Lundstrom, will be played by Angelica Miller. Local singing legend
Sven Jorgenson will be played by Charles Harvey.
Boasting a well balanced cast of veteran performers and talented
newcomers, "A DON'T HUG ME CHRISTMAS CAROL" promises to thoroughly
entertain audiences with a vivacious blend of broad comedy,
thoughtful moments and hilarious music, with titles such as "Gunner
Fell Into An Ice Hole", "Grandma Cut the Christmas Cheese" & "The
Wheel is Turning But the Hamster is Dead". This is a family show
guaranteed to provide big laughs to all ages, but the show does have
some light adult innuendo.
"A DON'T HUG ME CHRISTMAS CAROL" will run weekends beginning November
16th through December 15th, 2012, with performances beginning at 7
p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. There also will be a Thursday
performance, at 7 p.m. November 29th and a Sunday matinee, at 2:30
p.m. December 2nd.
Tickets are $12 for regular admission, $10 for seniors and military
and $8 for children under 12 and students with ID. All tickets sales
are available now through the Theatre 29 Web site
www.theatre29.org, through scanning the QR
code at the bottom of show posters around the area with your
smartphone, download the VENDINIWALLET app for IPhone and Android, or
by calling the box office at (760) 361-4151.
Theatre 29 is an all-volunteer, tax-exempt, non-profit 501(c)3
organization dedicated to producing quality, family-oriented live
arts for the residents of the Morongo Basin. They are located at
73637 Sullivan Road in the City of Twentynine Palms.Visit Event Website for More Info
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