Directed by Warren Sherrill
Written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard
Presented by Northglenn Players
December 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7:30 pm
December 15, 20 and 22 at 2 pm
Celebrate the holidays with a Texas-sized Christmas comedy! Two comedic actors, with deft timing and split-second costume changes, portray 24 citizens of Tuna, the third smallest town in Texas, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. It’s 24 hours before Christmas and the eccentric residents of Tuna are attempting to cope with Joe Bob Lipsey’s disastrous Christmas Carol pageant, a sabotaged yard-decorating contest, and a mysterious phantom that’s on the loose!
$12 youth, seniors & military | $14 adults
Ben Hilzer (Arles) is thrilled to make his Northglenn debut in this brilliantly funny show surrounded by such talented artists. Regional credits include: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged (THEATREWORKS, Spotlight Theatre), The Big Bang (Spotlight Theatre, Vintage Theatre), Caroline, or Change (Aurora Fox), Shakespeare in Love (CO Springs Fine Arts Center), A Christmas Carol, Shakespeare in Love (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park), Pride and Prejudice (THEATREWORKS), Sister Act (Littleton Town Hall), Jerusalem (Edge Theatre – also directed by Warren Sherrill), and Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage (The Catamounts–Henry Award Nomination).
Michael O’Shea (Thurston) is thrilled to be making his debut with Northglenn Players in A Tuna Christmas and to revisit the denizens of Tuna, TX. His NY credits include Henry IV, Part I and Richard II at the New York Shakespeare Festival. Regional credits include Pendragon (George St. Playhouse) and Greater Tuna (Walnut Street Theatre). Michael has been seen locally in Driving Miss Daisy at LTC (Henry Nominee); Hello, Dolly! and Annie at Performance Now Theater Company; Lucky Guy at The Edge; Jekyll & Hyde and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess at Aurora Fox; Heathers at Equinox; and Honeymoon In Vegas, Bullets Over Broadway and Mary Poppins at Vintage Theatre.
Warren Sherrill has directed, produced and acted in numerous productions in Denver and along the Front Range. In 2000, he co-founded Denver’s critically acclaimed Paragon Theatre and served as its Artistic Director until the company closed its doors in 2012. Here at Northglenn Players, Mr. Sherrill has directed Godspell, Grease and The Addams Family Musical. At The Edge Theatre, he directed such shows as Jerusalem, Medea, Burn This, A Delicate Balance and Death of a Salesman. He most recently directed A Kid Like Jake, What You Will and The Quality of Life for Benchmark Theatre and Lend Me a Tenor and Lost in Yonkers for Miners Alley Playhouse in Golden. Mr. Sherrill is proud be a recently inducted company member of Denver’s Benchmark Theatre.