No Wire Hangers! Ever! Camp It Up With “Christmas With The Crawfords” At Burien Little Theatre Starting Nov. 27th
“Christmas with the Crawfords,” Burien Little Theatre’s holiday production, begins Nov. 27th, and it sounds hilarious â€“ 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. Â Â Friday
- November 28 at 8:00 p.m. Â Â Saturday
- November 29 at 2:00 p.m. Â Â Sunday Matinee -Â $7 Sunday
- December 4 at 8:00 p.m. Â Â Â Â Friday
- December 5 at 8:00 p.m. Â Â Â Â Saturday
- December 6 at 2:00 p.m. Â Â Â Â Sunday Matinee
- December 11 at 8:00 p.m. Â Â Â Friday
- December 12 at 8:00 p.m. Â Â Â Saturday
- December 13 at 2:00 p.m. Â Â Â Sunday Matinee
- December 18 at 8:00 p.m. Â Â Â Friday
- December 19 at 8:00 p.m. Â Â Â Saturday
- December 20 at 2:00 p.m. Â Â 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.
On Sunday, Nov. 29th all tickets are just $7 â€“ but hurry, these tickets sell out fast!
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 â€“ 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.