Episode 112: Christmas with Chickspeare

Episode 112!  We are joined by Anne Lambert, founding member of Chickspeare, Charlotte’s own Shakespeare group featuring an all-female cast.  You may have remembered us raving about their Shakespeare in the Park . . .ing lot production back in September featuring GoG favorite Tania Kelly of Robot Johnson.  Now they have a new (slightly non-Shakespearean) Christmas show happening – and we wanted to hear all about it.

FYI – We are all going on Dec 16th if you want to join us! 

About Their New Production

(from their press release)

Chickspeare & 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 

December 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18

 The Show: 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. Join the Chicks as they choose to retell every Christmas story ever told in less than 90 minutes rather than perform yet another tired rendition of A Christmas Carol. This fast-paced and interactive romp features holiday traditions from around the world, singalongs of every Christmas carol ever sung, 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!):

  • 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?
  • Participate in the Audience-wide gift exchange!
  • The promise of a night to unwind and laugh away the stresses of 2016 with friends (and complete strangers who will feel like friends!)

And Finally…what other holiday show takes the whole audience on a holiday caroling bus ride – the JOY RIDE – as PART OF THE SHOW and visit BOTH NoDa Brewing Co. Taprooms?!

 Audiences will gather at NoDa Brewing Co. NorthEnd (2921 N. Tryon St.) at 7PM Friday & Saturday shows, 2PM for Sunday shows & take the Joy Ride Bus to the N.Davidson St. Taproom for the performance.

Tickets: $24 Advance Sale and $28 at the door.

Join Chickspeare’s Tanya McClellan, Lane Morris, and Sheila Snow Proctor in what promises to be madcap and magical evening!

Originally recorded 11/15/2016

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