Back for its seventh year of sidesplitting production, The REP Theatre of Seaside, Florida, presents their smash-hit holiday comedy Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some!). The panhandle’s premier professional theatre reimagines the script every year, providing fresh jokes and spectacle each holiday season, making Every Christmas Story a must-see for locals and visitors.
“I love hearing from our patrons year after year,” said Aubrey Ainsworth, The REP’s artistic associate. “They say this show is part of their family’s holiday tradition and it can’t be missed.”
This hilarious whirlwind of a performance tackles all of your favorite Christmas stories while bringing in all the special holiday traditions you share with your family: watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, carolling and regifting that fruit cake…again.
USA Today called The REP’s performance of this show one of America’s “wackiest, tackiest and happiest holiday events.” The audience participation brings the entire family in on the fun. Who doesn’t want to see dad play a convincing Cindy Lou-Who?
This year’s cast includes The REP’s Executive Director, Brook Stetler and two REP favorites, Trent Loggins and Kyle Walter. This trio was a powerhouse of laughs during this summer’s Awkward Oxen Improv Hour. They will keep the energy high and the audience laughing as they take on every beloved holiday classic.
Every Christmas Story provides the laughs but never strays from the heart of the holiday season, as a time when families get to spend time together.
The show is family-friendly and great for all ages, whether you’re 4 or 104 years old.
“We wanted to create a show where all generations of a family can come together, laugh, have a memorable holiday experience and create a space where the stress from the holiday season melts away so they can just have a great evening with the entire family,” said Brook Stetler.
The full version of Every Christmas Story will take place at The REP’s theatre in Seaside and runs through Thursday, December 29. Located behind Modica Market, the intimate 75-seat theatre is decked out for the holidays. Whimsical set pieces and designs make it really feel like the Christmas season, even if it is 75 degrees and sunny outside.
The full version of the show brings more fun, more laughs, and more beloved holiday classics. Favorite moments include a not so graceful rendition of The Nutcracker, the exploration of holiday traditions across the world, and a Grinch that can only make you smile and laugh.