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||THEATER 'Christmas Dearest' Nov. 27-Dec. 31
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Hell in a Handbag Productions will continue its 20th-anniversary season with the return of one of its most popular holiday musicals: Christmas Dearest, featuring book and lyrics by Artistic Director David Cerda; music by Cerda and Scott Lamberty; and direction by Derek Van Barham.
Christmas Dearest will run Nov. 2-Dec. 31 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church Auditorium, 1650 W. Foster Ave.
Joan Crawford (Cerda) returns in Handbag's very own version of A Christmas Carol. It's 1953 and Joan is desperate to reignite her career with the new film, Oh, Mary!, a big splashy musical adaption of the life of the Virgin Mary. Everything has to be perfect, but the stress of surviving in Hollywood has turned Joan into a tyrant! Even Carol Ann (Ed Jones), Joan's faithful personal assistant, is at her wits' end. What Joan needs is a miracle, and that's exactly what she gets when she's visited by three ghosts who try to show Joan the error of her ways and the true meaning of the holidays.
Tickets are $32 (advanced general admission), $35 at the door and $50 VIP/reserved seating (with a drink ticket and goodie bag). Group rates are $25 for 10 people or more. Tickets are currently available at christmasdearest.eventbrite.com .
Please note: Handbag will require proof of full vaccination and masking at all performances. The entire cast and crew are fully vaccinated.
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