No Wire Hangers! Ever! Camp It Up With “Christmas With The Crawfords” At Burien Little Theatre Starting Nov. 27th

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“Christmas with the Crawfords,” Burien Little Theatre’s holiday production, begins Nov. 27th, and it sounds hilarious – imagine actress Joan Crawford and other assorted (yet highly dysfunctional) Hollywood celebrity guests stuck at Crawford’s home on Christmas Eve doing a radio show.

Now throw in men in drag, funny original music, a great cast and the fact that it’s local and you’ve got this show.

Here are the details:

WHAT: “Christmas With The Crawfords” musical comedy

WHEN: Begins Nov. 27th and continues through Dec. 20th; 12 shows total so you’d better order tickets soon!

  • November 27 at 8:00 p.m.     Friday
  • November 28 at 8:00 p.m.     Saturday
  • November 29 at 2:00 p.m.     Sunday Matinee -  $7 Sunday
  • December 4 at 8:00 p.m.        Friday
  • December 5 at 8:00 p.m.        Saturday
  • December 6 at 2:00 p.m.        Sunday Matinee
  • December 11 at 8:00 p.m.      Friday
  • December 12 at 8:00 p.m.      Saturday
  • December 13 at 2:00 p.m.      Sunday Matinee
  • December 18 at 8:00 p.m.      Friday
  • December 19 at 8:00 p.m.      Saturday
  • December 20 at 2:00 p.m.     Sunday Matinee

WHERE: Burien Little Theatre, located at the Burien Community Center at the intersection of 4th SW and SW 146th.

INFO: Here’s copy from the BLT press release:

Featuring Hollywood’s most famous dysfunctional family, this musical comedy pays tribute to and parodies Tinseltown’s “Golden Age.”

To revive her ailing career, Joan Crawford arranges a live radio broadcast in her home on Christmas Eve, 1944, but uninvited celebrity guests hog the spotlight to sing their Holiday favorites.

Ticket prices are $20 general admission and $17 for students and seniors.

Click here to order tickets, which are priced better online.

On Sunday, Nov. 29th all tickets are just $7 – but hurry, these tickets sell out fast!

Playwright Mark Sargent as Ethel Merman

On a personal note, this show was created by Richard Winchester and written by Mark Sargent.

Waaay back in the ’80s, Sargent was lead singer in a campy Seattle band called Mondo Vita. We were big fans of ’em, and once we saw his name attached to this show we just had to re-live those days – here’s the only video from them we could find, and while Sargent doesn’t sing the lead, he’s the shorter backup singer:

It appears that Sargent continues to do camp, as between writing plays, he’s also the lead singer for The Ethel Merman Experience in San Francisco.

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