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Theatre Nova turns again to its inner Brit for the holidays with ‘The Year Without a Panto Claus’ opening December 1

Preview November 15, 2017 Encore Staff

ANN ARBOR—Theatre NOVA presents the world premiere of The Year Without a Panto Claus by Carla Milarch and R. MacKenzie Lewis, running December 1 through December 31. Showtimes are 7:30 pm on Fridays, 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm on Saturdays, and 2:00 pm on Sundays.

Tickets are $20, $10 for kids (16 years and under). Theatre NOVA continues to making theatre accessible by offering pay-what-you-can tickets for those who need them. For tickets, visit TheatreNOVA.org, call 734-635-8450 (Tuesdays through Fridays from noon until 3:00 p.m.), or buy them in person at the box office one hour before show time.

2017 was a bummer of a year. When Santa gets depressed, he decides to pack it in and disappear. Two of his elves search far and near looking for some genuine Christmas cheer. Arriving at a few decidedly un-Christmas-y locations, they face the wrath of the Heat and Snow Miser twins, the tropical town’s grumpy citizens, and a mysterious Russian bombshell named Vixen. Bring the whole family to laugh, boo, hiss, and sing your way through another fun-filled night of heroes and villains, updated pop songs, holiday favorites, and merriment.

The Year Without a Panto Claus features Ramona Burns, Lisa Michaels, and Scott Screws and is directed by Melissa Freilich. The production and design team includes R. Mackenzie Lewis (music director/composer), Forrest Hejkal (scenic design), Cal Schwartz (costume design), Allan McMillan (lighting design), Becky Fox (props), and Michelle Resnick (stage manager).

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