Cap Stage explores the many sides of Christmas

The tale of Scrooge with characters played by Peter Mohrmann, Eric Wheeler and Gary S. Martinez, left to right, is one of many shared in Capital Stage’€™s production of “€œEvery Christmas Story Every Told (and then some!).”€ Photo by Carol Fullbody

Capital Stage shares its fun holiday side with a production of “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some!),” Nov. 30 through Jan. 1.

“Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some!)” is a fast, fond, and furious look at the holiday traditions we all remember (and a few we’d like to forget). Fed up with performing Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told — plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung.

Cap Stage has established a new holiday tradition with this irreverent madcap romp through the holiday season.

This year’s production will be given a makeover with its move to Capital Stage’s new, larger stage at 2215 J St. in Sacramento. Changes include a new set and modern updates to the script from the original playwrights. Returning from last year’s cast is Gary S. Martinez, Peter Mohrmann and Eric Wheeler. Capital Stage Producing Director Jonathan Williams directs.

Performances for “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some!)” will begin with previews at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, and Thursday, Dec. 1 and at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2. The play will open at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, with performances continuing through Jan. 1. Showtimes will be  as follows: Wednesdays at 7 p.m.; Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m.; with additional performances on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 18, at 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, Dec. 24, at 2 p.m. It will close on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, at 5 p.m.

Regular tickets are $22 to $40; preview tickets cost $20; student and senior tickets are $20 to $28. Group rates are available for groups of 12 or more. Tickets are currently available at the Capital Stage Box Office, (916) 995-5464, or online at capstage.org.

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