Bringing the gifts of laughter and song to the holidays, Theatre NOVA presents “The Year Without a Panto Claus.” Written by Carla Milarch and R. MacKenzie Lewis, performances run Dec. 1-31 at Theatre NOVA in Ann Arbor.
From the team that brought you An Almost British Christmas and Sugar Plum Panto, this hilarious romp is just what the therapist ordered to add a little levity to your holiday season. Bring the whole family to laugh, boo, hiss, and sing your way through a fun-filled night of heroes and villains, updated pop songs, holiday favorites, and merriment.
In the story, after a bummer-filled 2017, Santa has gotten seriously depressed. So, he decides to pack it in and disappear. Two of his elves search far and near looking for some genuine Christmas cheer. Arriving at a few decidedly un-Christmas-y locations, they face the wrath of the Miser Twins (Heat and Snow), the town’s grumpy citizens, and a mysterious Russian bombshell named Vixen.
The Year Without a Panto Claus features Ramona Burns, Lisa Michaels, and Scott Screws, and is directed by Melissa Freilich.
Performances: Fridays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m. Theatre NOVA is located at 410 W. Huron in Ann Arbor.