New Rep Presents with The Commander’s Mansion and Art & Anvil Entertainment:
Christmas At The Commander’s Mansion- A Victorian Holiday
Enliven your holiday season with this unique event! Our family-friendly Victorian holiday includes a self-guided tour of the Commander’s Mansion, merrily decorated for the holidays, and festive refreshments and treats for all. After you explore, enjoy Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL, A PLAY WITH MUSIC, a presentation of the original 1843 novel by Art & Anvil Entertainment directed by Clay Hopper. This exciting and imaginative event condenses Dickens’ words into an hour and fifteen minutes, accompanied and underscored with both traditional and unexpected Christmas music and sound effects live on stage. Join us for this fresh, musical presentation of a beloved holiday story in a historic and jovial setting!
Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for children. Seating is not reserved. The evening will be about 2 hours long including the tour, refreshments, and performance. Doors open at 6pm for 7pm performances. Free parking available in the lot outside the Commander’s Mansion and down Talcott Ave.
JEFFRIES THAISS (Art & Anvil Entertainment) has performed all over the country, having done plays at Seattle Repertory Theatre, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Great Lakes Theatre, Syracuse Stage, Portland Stage, Virginia Musical Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Cape Playhouse, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Triad Stage, Shaker Bridge Theatre, New London Barn Playhouse, Northern Stage, Forestburgh Playhouse, Riverside Theatre, Middlebury College/ACTF (2014 Special Achievement in Performance), Kennedy Center, Olney Theatre Center, and New Repertory Theatre, among others. He’s also performed off-Broadway, and off-off Broadway, doing plays and sketch comedy in New York City.
ERIC SCOTT ANTHONY (Art & Anvil Entertainment) – Broadway: “Ring of Fire”. National Tour: “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” (MD/Norm Petty). “Pump Boys & Dinettes” (Jackson). Regional: “Ring of Fire”- Flat Rock Playhouse, Merry Go Round Playhouse, and the Arrow Rock Lyceum (MD). “Million Dollar Quartet- MSMT, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (Brother Jay)‘Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story’ Lyric Theatre of OK, Westchester B’way, (Joe Mauldin), Flat Rock Playhouse, (Joe Mauldin/MD), and Ogunquit Playhouse (MD). ‘Hank Williams: Lost Highway’ (MD) at the Flat Rock and Merry Go Round Playhouse(s). “My Mother’s Lesbian, Jewish, Wiccan Wedding” (MD) at the Merry Go Round Playhouse. A Native of St. Louis, Eric was a section leader and soloist with the St Louis Symphony Orchestra Chorus. Check out his awesome Honky Tonk Band, Ben Hope & The Uptown Outfit http://www.benhopemusic.com