December 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16

 

xmas-bird-600wChickspeare and NoDa Brewing Company present…

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)

By Michael Carleton, Jim FitzGerald, and John K. Alvarez
Directed by Joanna Gerdy

Back by popular demand!  An audience favorite, this show sold out completely before the second show last year! Join the Chicks as they retell every Christmas story ever told in less than 90 minutes (rather than perform yet another tired rendition of A Christmas Carol). The Grinch, Rudolph (er…Gustav), Frosty the Snowman, George Bailey, and just about every other character from holiday myths, movies, and tv specials make an appearance in this hilarious comedy. This fast-paced and interactive romp features holiday traditions from around the world, carols, and all your holiday favorites shaken up in a snow globe of Christmas cheer. And Beer.

Every Reason You Should Put This Show at the Top of Your Christmas List (And Then Some!):

  • You saw it last year and loved it so much you can’t wait to come back (and bring friends)
  • You missed us last year and don’t want to make the same mistake twice!
  • Everyone gets a cool surprise Christmas present!
  • Regular opportunities to toast the season (drink!) throughout the performance.
  • Answers to the age-old question: “What the heck is the deal with Fruitcake?!”
  • Noda Brewing Co. makes great beer. And you get to drink it while watching a great show!
  • You’re just as tired of the usual holiday fare as these three actors are.
  • You get a little vaudeville, a little Quickspeare, a little improv comedy, and a lot of heart in one fun holiday package.
  • Did we mention The Beer?
  • The promise of a night to unwind and laugh away the stresses of 2017 with friends (and complete strangers who will feel like friends!

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And Finally…what other holiday show takes you on a holiday caroling bus ride – the JOY RIDE – as part of the show to visit both NoDa Brewing Taprooms? Gather at NoDa Brewing North End (2921 N. Tryon St.) at 7:00PM, then take the Joy Ride bus to the N.Davidson St. Taproom for the performance. After the show, you’ll be whisked back to the North End taproom for after-show libations!

Join Chickspeare’s Tanya McClellan, Lane Morris, and Sheila Snow Proctor and Emcee Tania Kelly in what promises to be madcap and magical evening! Not convinced? Check out this review from last year’s sellout show!

 

$24 Advance Sale, $28 at the door.

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THE PLAYERS

Sheila Snow Proctor

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Sheila Snow Proctor is Co-Founder and Executive Director of Chickspeare. She has been an actor, producer, and director in Charlotte since 1998 and has worked with many local theatre companies including Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, Donna Scott Productions, Starving Artists and Queen City Theatre. Over the years, she has been a four-time award recipient of Metrolina Theatre Association’s Best Actress in a Comedy and Best Director. She has received Best Actress in Comedy and Best Director awards from Creative Loafing and was a Creative Loafing Critic’s Pick for Actress of the Year. She is very excited to be a part of this fun-wild-joy-ride of a show and wishes all Peace, Love, & Joy this holiday season!

 

Tanya McClellan

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Tanya McClellan spent many years working with Children’s Theater of Charlotte. She received the Metrolina Theater Association Award for Best Supporting Actress Comedy in The Actor’s Theatre presentation of Wonder of the World and a Creative Loafing’s Staff Pick as Best Local Actress, calling her “Queen City’s comedy queen.” Tanya wishes you Merry Christmas and thanks you for your support.

Lane Morris

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Lane Morris was in Chickspeare’s inaugural production of As You Like It. Since then she has had many opportunities to play with the chicks! She’s been acting in Charlotte since the early 90s, appearing in Chickpeare, Charlotte Rep, and Blumenthal Performing Arts and PAC Warehouse productions. This is not the only show she’ll be revisiting this year. She will be revising her role as Wren Robin in 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche, a PAC Warehouse production, coming to Charlotte in March!  For commercial, film and voice-over work, she is represented by JTA Talent. She is an artist as well. She creates costumes for Davidson Day School’s theatre department. This year, she reached far beyond her normal scope and embarked on a mural project, painting the 16th bridge mural with fellow artist, Sam Guzzie of Brand the Moth. The first side of which was completed in August and fundraising is in process for the other side. Drive by and check it out or better yet, park and walk it. In her day to day life, she is a Realtor with Keller Williams. 

Thanks for supporting Chickspeare. There is nothing better than doing what you love with people you love!

Tania Kelly

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Tania Kelly Ballard is an actor and writer for Charlotte’s best sketch comedy group Robot Johnson. She is so excited that Chickspeare keeps inviting her back to host their holiday shows despite (or is it because of…) her propensity towards drinking while entertaining. Other Charlotte theater companies that have endured Tania Kelly include: Stephen Seay Productions, Three Bone Theatre, and Donna Scott Productions. Great topics to bring up around Tania include: beer, thrift shopping, her recent wedding/marriage to Brandon Ballard, her cat’s names, and sketch comedy.