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Issue Date: December 2007 Issue


The Other Christmas Stories


Meredith Valko
“A Christmas Story may be the quintessential Cleveland holiday tale, but that doesn’t mean other local theatrical gifts deserve to be treated like Ralphie’s pink bunny costume from Aunt Clara. So we’ve gathered a list of some of the unusual suspects to get you into the holiday spirit.

The Production: The Santaland Diaries Dec. 6-22
The Info: Cleveland Public Theatre 6415 Detroit Ave., Cleveland (216) 631-2727, www.cptonline.org
Tickets $10-$18
The Plot: Writer David Sedaris tells of his misery working as a 33-year-old Macy’s Christmas elf during the holiday season. The one-man show lets you in on the nitty- gritty behind holiday cheer.
Holiday Cheer (out of five snowflakes) ***** A laugh-till-you-cry comedy brought back by popular demand

The Production: Rock Nativity Thru Dec. 16
The Info: Geauga Lyric Theater Guild, 101 Water St., Chardon, (440) 286-2255, www.geaugatheater.org
Tickets $12-$14
The Plot: Tap your feet to this fun, fresh (yet respectful) telling of the story at the heart of Christmas. Original songs and traditional carols take the stage in this new show.
Holiday Cheer (out of five snowflakes) **** Puts a beat to the meaning of Christmas

The Production: White Christmas Thru Dec. 31
The Info:Carousel Dinner Theatre, 1275 E. Waterloo Road, Akron (330) 724-9855, www.carouseldinnertheatre.com
Tickets $46-$55 (includes meal), show only $33.50-$41.50
The Plot: You’ll remember the charming song and dance numbers from the movie, but there’s nothing like a live show to transport you to Christmas in New England. The Ohio premiere stars Broadway veterans and includes elaborate sets, costumes and … snow!
Holiday Cheer (out of five snowflakes) ***** A talent-filled Christmas classic accompanied by good food

The Production: Scrooge! Thru Dec. 16
The Info: The Fine Arts Association 38660 Mentor Ave., Willoughby, (440) 951-7500, www.fineartsassociation.org
Tickets $22-$24
The Plot: This musical twist on a Dickens classic is an encore presentation offering incredible special effects, puppets and surprises you’ll love. No bah humbugs here! Holiday Cheer (out of five snowflakes) *** A well-done holiday delight similar to the original

The Production: Christmas at Aunt Ida’s Thru Dec. 16
The Info: Huntington Playhouse, 28601 Lake Road, Bay Village (440) 871-8333, www.huntingtonplayhouse.com
Tickets $10-$17
The Plot: Adapted from his classic column, Dick Feagler (who serves as narrator) recounts a simpler family Christmas in post-World War II Cleveland. In its second year, this unique show will warm your heart. Holiday Cheer (out of five snowflakes) ***** The next Cleveland classic?


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