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Dessert Theater 2013 - Christmas Express

Fall Dessert Theater: The Christmas Express

Show Dates – November 15th at 7:30pm, November 16th at 2pm and 7:30pm

You're invited to the fall production, The Christmas Express, a heart-warming and humorous two-act play. Spend an evening connecting with others, enjoying dessert, and experiencing an evening to kick off the holiday season. Great for date night, too! Tickets on sale beginning at end of October.

There are many ways to serve too! Whether you like the production side (drama, construction, tech) or the dessert side (food, serving, greeting and ushering), come help out! Contact Angela Yee if you're interested.


The Christmas Express
A Play in Two Acts by Pat Cook
Directed by David Cripe
Audition dates: Friday, September 20th 7-9pm & Saturday, September 21st 1-3pm

Show Synopsis

As Hilda and Satch, her assistant, argue over what time it is, Hilda intones, “This is the worst place in the world!” She dreams of faraway places and only finds tedium in running the town’s railroad station. That is, until Leo Tannenbaum drops in out of nowhere the day before Christmas Eve. Suddenly, an old radio that hasn’t worked in years springs to life, the local group of carolers (which normally yowls like a gang cats being bathed) begins to sound like the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the whole town gets the Christmas spirit. Coincidence? Is Leo doing all this? This nostalgic theatrical greeting card is full of eccentric small-town characters, wise-cracking their way to finding the true wonder of Christmas. And on the way they make us all wish we could take a ride on the Christmas Express.


HILDA TROWBRIDGE (30 to 50) – a rather grumpy manager of the town railroad station.
SATCH BRUNSWICK (30 to 50) – Hilda’s assistant, but with a bright and simple outlook on life.
MAGGIE CLOONEY (20 to 40) – a mail carrier with a kind spirit.
LEO TANNENBAUM (40 to 60) – a jolly, light-hearted, pixie-ish man.
PENELOPE BLAISEDALE (20 to 40) – editor at the town newspaper, always looking for a story. M
R. FAIRFAX (40 to 60) – an ominous man.
MYRNA HOBSNAGLE (30 to 50) – a local socialite and secretary at the town hall.
DONNA FAY CUMMINGS (20s) – a stubborn newlywed.
JERRY CUMMINGS (20s) – Donna’s equally stubborn husband, a small town guy, a little slow.
DEBORAH SMITH (20s) – a slightly haggard woman.

Note: Hilda, Satch, Maggie, Penelope, Leo and Myrna must be able to sing THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS badly. Then they must sing SILENT NIGHT in three part harmony. Everyone must sing O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL at the end of the show.