REMINDER: BLT’s Comedy ‘Inspecting Carol’ Opens Tonight; + A Coupon!

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Larry (Russ Kay) prepares for his role as Scrooge in Soapbox Playhouse's version of "A Christmas Carol" in Burien Little Theatre's comedy "Inspecting Carol." Here, Larry is proposing a new, problematic ending for the play to artistic director Zorah (Yvette Zaepfel). Looking on in the background is another Soapbox Playhouse company member, Phil (Eric Hartley). Photo by Mike Wilson.

REMINDER: This is a great way to end your hectic, crazy day of Black Friday shopping madness –  Burien Little Theatre’s hilarious holiday comedy Inspecting Carol, written by Daniel J. Sullivan and the Seattle Repertory Theatre, opens TONIGHT – Friday, Nov. 25th.

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Here’s the synopsis:

Almost broke, the pathetic Soapbox Theatre Company is having a dickens of a time mounting their annual cash cow, the holiday classic A Christmas Carol. Tiny Tim is a bit too old and big, the Ghost of Jacob Marley keeps getting his chains tangled in the scenery, and there’s an inspector from the National Endowment for the Arts expected any minute.

When an inept new actor is mistaken for the inspector, cast and crew cater to his every whim to try to win government funding. The result? The most hilarious and disastrous production of A Christmas Carol ever. Part Noises Off, part Waiting for Guffman, this show has been a sidesplitting holiday hit ever since it premiered at the Seattle Rep.

Here are some more photos of the play courtesy Mike Wilson:

At left, Inspector Betty Andrews delivers some shocking news to Soapbox Playhouse company members in Burien Little Theatre's comedy "Inspecting Carol." From left to right are Inspector Betty (Rochelle Wyatt), Sidney (Robert Harkins), Zorah (Yvette Zaepfel), Walter (Tim Takechi), Kevin (Adam Hegg-with glasses), Phil (Eric Hartley), Wayne (Nathaniel Jones-with crutch) and Larry (Russ Kay).

Walter (Tim Takechi) asks artistic director Zorah (Yvette Zaepfel) why on earth his costume makes any sense for the Ghost of Christmas Past for Soapbox Playhouse's version of "A Christmas Carol" in Burien Little Theatre's comedy "Inspecting Carol." From left to right in the background, Soapbox actors Sidney (Robert Harkins) and Luther (Andy Beal) watch the discussion.

Larry as Scrooge (Russ Kay) is struggling because Walter (Tim Takechi) as the Ghost of Christmas Past can't remember his lines when things go awry during Soapbox Playhouse's production of "A Christmas Carol" in Burien Little Theatre's comedy "Inspecting Carol."

Inspecting Carol will be performed at Burien Little Theatre from tonight (Friday, Nov. 25) through Sunday, Dec. 18. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Burien Little Theatre is introducing a couple of new ticket deals with Inspecting Carol. Tickets will be priced 2-for-1 on Date Night on Saturday, Nov. 26. In addition, get $2 off tickets by bringing nonperishable food items for the theater’s food drive. Donated food will go to a local food bank. One $2 food donation discount is allowed per ticket.

Regular ticket prices are $15 to $20 online and $17 to $20 at the box office. All tickets are just $7 on Burien Little Theatre’s traditional Seven Buck Sunday, Nov. 27.

For tickets or information, go online to or call the ticket office at 206-242-5180.

Under the direction of Maggie Larrick, the show features the diverse acting talents of:

  • Andy Beal (Luther Beatty)
  • Sarah Bixler (MJ McMann)
  • Robert Harkins (Sidney Carlton)
  • Eric Hartley (Phil Hewlitt)
  • Adam Hegg (Kevin Emery)
  • Nathaniel Jones (Wayne Wellacre)
  • Russ Kay (Larry Vaushall)
  • Kevin Schilling (Bart Frances)
  • Tim Takechi (Walter E. Parsons)
  • Vera Werre (Dorothy Tree Hapgood)
  • Rochelle Wyatt (Inspector Betty Andrews)
  • Yvette Zaepfel (Zorah Bloch)

Exciting live theater has been a tradition in Burien since 1955. Incorporated in 1980, Burien Little Theatre (BLT) has been a leading producer of quality live theater serving residents of the Seattle and south Puget Sound areas.

Burien Little Theatre is committed to being an entertainment leader by producing intriguing professional shows. The company’s mission is to treat audiences to productions of the highest artistic integrity that excite, engage and involve both the local and expanding theatrical communities in the Puget Sound region.

BLT is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity and operates on revenue from ticket sales, donations, grants, sponsorships and volunteers.


  • Nov. 25 at 8:00 p.m. – Friday – OPENING NIGHT!
  • Nov. 26 at 8:00 p.m. – Saturday – DATE NIGHT – 2-for-1 tickets
  • Nov. 27 at 2:00 p.m. – Sunday – SEVEN DOLLAR SUNDAY
  • Dec. 2 at 8:00 p.m. – Friday
  • Dec. 3 at 8:00 p.m. – Saturday
  • Dec. 4 at 2:00 p.m. – Sunday
  • Dec. 9 at 8:00 p.m. – Friday
  • Dec. 10 at 8:00 p.m. – Saturday
  • Dec. 11 at 2:00 p.m. – Sunday
  • Dec. 16 at 8:00 p.m. – Friday
  • Dec. 17 at 8:00 p.m. – Saturday
  • Dec. 18 at 2:00 p.m. – Sunday – CLOSING SHOW!

The Theater at the Annex to the Burien Community Center:

14501 4th Ave SW
Burien, WA 98166
(206) 242-5180

The Annex to the Burien Community Center is located at the northwest corner of the intersection of 4th Ave SW and SW 146th Street in Burien, with the parking lot entrance on 4th.

(Directions available under “Find Us” at


Online Ticket Prices: Purchase online and save!

General Senior/Student

  • First Weekend: $18.00 $15.00
  • Second Weekend: $19.00 $16.00
  • Remaining Weekends: $20.00 $17.00

Tickets at the Box Office:

General Senior/Student

  • All Shows: $20.00 $17.00

Two –for-one tickets: Get two tickets for the price of one on Saturday, Nov. 26.

All tickets to the first Sunday Matinee, Nov. 27 are just $7.00!

Dinner and a Show Package: This package includes a two-course meal at Mark Restaurant & Bar plus a ticket to the show; cost is $35 per person. Contact the Mark at 206-241-6275.

To Purchase Tickets: Show tickets may be purchased online at or call 206-242-5180. Fabulous Four-Packs (4 admissions for just $60 general admissions or $48 senior/student admission) are available for the 2011-12 Season.

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