All-New Puppetry Workshop
Posted on December 18, 2014 by Kelsey Ervi

An exciting opportunity to learn the world of puppetry acting! The workshop is designed for actors, puppeteers, educators and other theatre practitioners, as well as anyone interested in using the puppet to communicate.  This workshop teaches puppetry skills with an emphasis on skillful story telling, acting with puppetry,
now playing - main stage   
The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical

December 5 - January 4, 2015

Music & Lyrics by David Nehls
Book by Betsy Kelso

Sponsored by Slalom Consulting and Rainmaker Advertising

Those crazy characters from Armadillo Acres, North Florida’s premier mobile living community, are back this holiday season! Everyone's filled with warmth and beer, but when a freak bout of amnesia strikes Darlene, the trailer park Scrooge, neighborly love is put to the test. Be on hand as Betty, Lin and Pickles jingle all the way with some new neighbors in an all-new, all-trailer-park holiday extravaganza. The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical  is the sequel to the smash hit original  The Great American Trailer Park Musical  which WaterTower Theatre audiences remember well!

Contains adult language and content 
now playing - studio theatre   
The Santaland Diaries

December 5-28, 2014

By David Sedaris; Adapated for the stage by Joe Mantello

Based on the true chronicles of David Sedaris’ experience as Crumpet the Elf in Macy’s Santaland display, this cult classic riffs on a few of Sedaris’ truly odd encounters with his fellow man during the height of the holiday crunch. NPR humorist and best-selling author of  When You Are Engulfed in Flames ,  Me Talk Pretty One Day  and  Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim , David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers, and this production has almost become an Addison holiday tradition.
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"James Paul Lemons’ direction keeps just enough reality rolling under the madness to make you emotionally invest in the outcome, while Mark Mullino’s musical direction of the four-person band keeps David Nehls’ upbeat score rocking."

Click here for Nancy Churnin's review in the Dallas Morning News!

"If you have soured on The Nutcracker or are humbugged by too many Christmas Carols, pull into The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical, now onstage at WaterTower Theatre in Addison. It's a hot mug of sassy-crass tea, two hours of low comedy with a high-caliber cast."

Click here for Elaine Liner's review in the Dallas Observer!

"Beautiful and with a big, radiant voice, Passanante has the swag to handle much bigger roles, and the acting skills to make the role of the bitchy Grinch with a heart of gold seem momently credible and not sticky sentimental as written."

Click here for the TheaterJones review!

"...[WaterTower Theatre] seems to have become the hot spot for saucy holiday entertainment."

Click here for Lindsey Wilson's review in D Magazine!

"...the perfect holiday musical for a hoot-and-hollerin' good time."

Click here for the review in Addison Magazine!

"Amanda Passanante couldn’t be more dead-on as the flakey Darlene, who has the added burden of making her before-and-after believable. She does so seamlessly."

Click here for the review in Katie Trail Weekly!

"The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical is a raunchy good time!"

Click here for the review in the North Dallas Gazette!

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