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“An afternoon of theatre magic in which audience participation and brotherly love pave the way for another happy yuletide season!” raves LA Splash Magazine. It’s the timeless Rudie-DeCarlo musical comedy ALL ABOUT SANTA. Where has Santa gone? And how can the inhabitants of the North Pole save the spirit of the holidays from the diabolical machinations of an all-too-commercial world? Complete with perky elves, zany inventors, toy soldiers and porcelain dolls, audiences boo the villain, cheer the heroine, and help to save the day in this delightful holiday event, perfect for the whole family!
“ ‘Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist.’ (Francis P. Church, NY Sun editor, 1897) That’s the message of Chris DeCarlo and Evelyn Rudie at Santa Monica Playhouse. They have a way of writing a play that speaks on many levels, even when it’s as simple as a Santa story. All About Santa explores the commercialization of Christmas, over-spending, and the value of love and personal involvement. Laughter is nearly continuous and certainly is contagious!” exclaims The Outlook.
Written and helmed by Playhouse Co-Artistic Directors Chris DeCarlo and Evelyn Rudie, All About Santa features Elodie Cammarata (Disneyland, Paris; Absolutely Halloween), Emery Erin (Oh Dad, Poor Dad; Finding Belle), Tiffany Haile (Carmen, Cinderella), Kelly Kristofferson (Little Women: The Musical, Finding Belle), Cydne Moore (Snowhite, Actually), Elena Rust (Annie Oakley and the Princess Café), and Sabrina Twyla (The Little Mermaid, A Midsummer Night’s Dream). Words and music by E. Rudie, gorgeously detailed Victorian costumes by Ashley Hayes, and an outrageously delightful holiday set by James Cooper. Great for family gatherings, birthdays and holiday parties, too!