Weekend Showcase: ‘Every Christmas Story Ever Told’ On Stage Through Dec. 19
See a theatrical mashup of holiday movies and Crystal actor Tom Conry in “Every Christmas Story Ever Told” at Daytrippers Dinner Theatre now through Dec. 19.
“It’s three actors, three guys. They’re friends. They start to do ‘A Christmas Carol’ and one guy says ‘I can’t do this anymore.’ I’ve done ‘A Christmas Carol’ every single year,” explains Paul Schoenack, director of the show.
The hour-and-a-half show is fast paced and fun. Crystal actor Tom Conry describes the chemistry of the three-person show.
“It’s really actually evenly balanced amongst the three of us. Everyone has an equal amount of work. An equal share of the dialogue and the action of the play to carry. It’s kinda fun having that equal balance between all three actors. And it’s really kind of like a trio act almost,” said Conry.
It might be fresh and new to you, however, this wacky romp has been around for 20 years.
“It originally started as a cabaret play. In other words a bunch of actors developed it in a cabaret bar type situation. And it just grew and grew and grew. It was so popular and it ran so long that they turned it into an actual published play script,” said Bill Kenzie, owner of Daytrippers Dinner Theatre.
“Every Christmas Story Ever Told” runs through Sunday, Dec. 19, at Daytrippers Dinner Theatre in Bloomington. Most of the performances are over the lunch hour and do include a buffet. There are evening performances as well. Check the Daytrippers Dinner Theatre website for times and tickets.