MILL HALL - Faster than you can say "No more turkey leftovers, please," Christmas music will take over the radio and television airwaves.
And as behind every Christmas song ever written is a Christmas story, Millbrook Playhouse will, with tongue-in-cheek, present "Every Christmas Story Ever Written (And Then Some)" at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 to 8 at the Lock Haven Elks Lodge, 216 E. Main St.
Artistic Director Teresa K. Pond and Millbrook's Board of Directors announced that three actors from this summer's popular comedies ("Lend Me a Tenor" and "The 39 Steps") will "light up the stage" with this offbeat holiday hit.
“Every Christmas Story Ever Written (And Then Some)” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 through 8 at the Lock Haven Elks Lodge, 216 E. Main St.
Actors Matt Harris, Chris Kateff and Laurence Lesher, who is also directing this production, decide in the loosely drawn plot, that they are fed up with performing Charles Dickens' classic "A Christmas Carol" for the umpteenth time. So, they decide to tell "Every Christmas Story Ever Told," merrily mixing in seasonal icons with ancient and topical pop culture tales - plus every carol ever sung.
Pond notes that the comedy doesn't actually involve every Christmas story, "... but just a light-hearted look at the most generic ones."
For holiday music, there's romping versions of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Frosty the Snowman" and "A Charlie Brown Christmas."
The trio of actors also skewer and portray a host of traditional Christmas characters including Ebenezer Scrooge ("A Christmas Carol") and George Bailey ("It's A Wonderful Life").
"These comical sketches are loaded with high-energy physical farce," Pond said. "What is hilarious is the blend of satirical wit and timely irreverence."
There will be general seating at tables and, similar to Millbrook's Cabaret format, patrons are encouraged to bring their own food and snacks to eat before and during the show, which has a running time of one hour and 45 minutes. All drinks, however, are required to be bought at the Elks Lodge.
For tickets and more information, call 748-8083.