CANTON -- There will be a “Comedy Dinner/Dessert Theatre Show” at Canton United Methodist Church, 41 Court St., on Friday, Oct. 20 and 21, with dinner at 5 p.m.
This year’s theatre show is “A Christmas Chaos” written by Michael Wehrli, and produced by special arrangement with Heuer Publishing LLC of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
When The Royal Shakespeare Company does not show up to perform their stirring rendition of “A Christmas Carol,” it’s up to this intrepid band of hapless actors, and technicians at Canton UMC to pull together their own production in less than seven hours.
With an out-of-control director (Terrell), ridiculous scenery, and tons of flubs and confusion, this extremely fast-paced, physical comedy proves that sometimes everything that can go wrong will go wrong.
The cast this year consists of Julia Basford, Jennifer Berbrich, Jeannie Blake, Jane Brown, Derrick Conway, David Crowell, Vania Falen, Andrew Franklin, Gaige Gagnon, Shannon Harvey, Rob Larrabee, Cole Madore, Maysa & Salma Moumen, Charles Romano, Madi Simser, Michael and Willow Terrell.
The dinner includes vegetable or meat lasagna, rolls, salad, drinks, and make your own ice cream sundaes with brownies. The show will follow the dinner.
On Sunday, Oct. 22, the show is at 2 p.m. followed by an all you can eat dessert buffet.
The cost for the dinner theatre is $15 for adults, $6 for children ages 12 and under, and for senior citizens or college students will be $12.
The cost of the Sunday dessert theatre show is $10 for adults, and $5 for kids.
Purchase your tickets by calling Carol Johnson at 315-379-9709. If the dessert and dinner theatre sell out, there will be another show.
The tickets for this show only will be available for $6.
The Rev. Michael Terrell, pastor of Canton UMC, and director of the show, said in a press release that all proceeds from the shows will directly support many missions of the church.
“We have many wonderful ministries within the church both locally and around the world. The funds will help us keep our commitment to those life-changing ministries,” Terrell said.