The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged)

Reed Martin, Austin Tichenor(Broadway Play Publishing)

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4 out of 5


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Welcome to the Annual Holiday Variety Show and Christmas Pageant at St. Everybody's Non-Denominational Universalist Church, where all faiths are welcome because we'll believe anything.

But there's a problem: none of the acts scheduled to perform have arrived, so three members are pressed into service to perform the entire Variety Show and Christmas Pageant by themselves.

An irreverent yet heartwarming trip through the holidays, THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS SHOW (ABRIDGED) is festive, funny, physical, family fun as these Three Wise Guys send up and celebrate our favorite holiday traditions.“Critic’s Choice!

They tell me vaudeville died some time ago, but … the knockabout, anything-for-a-laugh spirit of the ancient genre is alive and well.

Agile and quick witted … there’s no denying their ingenuity when it comes to grabbing comedy out of thin air.”

—Boston Globe“Brought down the house with gales of laughter.”

—Theatre Mirror“A pure delight from start to finish … Inspired madness!” —Broadway World“Delightfully twisted holiday cheer.

Christmas will never be the same once you share the holiday with the inspired lunacy of the masters of condensing the classics.”

—San Diego Theatre World“Side-splitting!” —Nashua Telegraph“THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS SHOW (ABRIDGED) will make your spirits bright, whether you joyfully embrace the upcoming season or get dragged into it kicking and screaming.”

—Broadway World“Nothing less than hysterical!” —Zingology“Side-splitting fun … A night of belly-aching laughter!” —New England Theatre Geek“Gloriously irreverent style … a Christmas pageant gone horribly, hilariously awry.”

—Dallas Morning News“THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS SHOW (ABRIDGED) [is a] zany, irreverent, side-sticker-inducing amalgam of vaudeville, improv and song.

Thunderous, standing applause.”

—Arts à la Mode, Charlotte, NC“The bad boys of abridgment are in fine comedic form … This rollicking romp lovingly skewers every holiday tradition you can imagine.”

—The Accidental Thespian, Washington, DC“These brilliant clowns take us on an irreverent, but heartwarming trip through the holidays guaranteed to step on more than a few sacred cows and ‘mistel-toes.'” —San Diego Magazine“Like no holiday show I have seen before … this trio of actors delivers a tour de force performance that left the room in stitches and exiting the theater still buzzing … an absolute delight!” —Edge San Diego“Stunningly hilarious … a must see for your entire family!” —KDHX Radio, St. Louis“Triumphant!” —Creative Loafing, Charlotte, NC“A complete delight!” —Two On The Aisle, HEC TV, St. Louis“It is a long time since I have seen an audience laugh as loud and as long as this.

THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS SHOW (ABRIDGED) is a delight that will keep you smiling for days and a great way to get you in the true holiday spirit.”

—LGBT Weekly, San Diego

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