Twist poster final Looking for a little cheekiness in your holiday theater-going? Enjoy seven actors bringing 18 characters to life in A Christmas Twist, an irreverent mash-up of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and Oliver Twist at Burien Actors Theatre. The show runs from Nov. 27 through Dec. 20, and includes incidental music played live plus free on-site parking and specialty drinks themed to the show. Don’t miss the opening night party! A Christmas Twist tosses Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and Oliver Twist into a high-spirited blender with plenty of pop culture and an absurd cast of characters that includes Little Orphan Annie. The result is a humorous parody of Christmas stories about the poor versus the rich that still spreads the spirit of the season. Combining the energy and spontaneous humor of improv with clever satire, this show brings to mind a Mel Brooks creation. The show is suitable for all ages. Ticket prices range from $7 to $20. Student tickets are just $10. For tickets, special deals or other information, go online to or call 206-242-5180. THE CAST, DIRECTOR AND COMPOSER Ken Holmes is directing, with incidental music composed and played live by Allan Loucks. Also featured are the diverse acting talents of Mark Gladding (Tiny Twist), Adam Hegg (Bob Cratchit, Marley, Young Scrooge), John Lynch (Fagin, Fuzziwig, Christmas Future), Melissa Mcalerney (Emily, Caroler, Christmas Past), Madeline Nutting (Scrooge), Anna Richardson (Annie, Caroler, Belle, Christmas Present, Libby) and Tim Takechi (Bumble, Gravedigger). ABOUT BURIEN ACTORS THEATRE Exciting live theater has been a tradition in Burien since 1955. Incorporated in 1980, Burien Actors Theatre (BAT) has been a leading producer of quality live theater serving residents of the Seattle and south Puget Sound areas. Burien Actors Theatre gives audiences an intriguing and invigorating theatre experience with unusual and fantastical productions they can’t get on film or see anywhere else. 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. BAT is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity and operates on revenue from ticket sales, donations, grants, sponsorships and volunteers. TICKET PRICES AND PACKAGES: Tickets at the Box Office (all shows):

  • General: $20.00
  • Senior: $17.00
  • Student: $10
OPENING NIGHT: Only on Nov. 27, enjoy the opening night party after the show—included in the price of all tickets. HALF-PRICE NIGHT: Only on Nov. 28, all tickets are half price. SEVEN DOLLAR SUNDAY: Only on Nov. 29 all tickets are just $7! Remember, Sunday is a matinee performance only. 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.]]>

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