Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some!)

Is this wacky enough for you?

Is this wacky enough for you?

Photo By Charr Crail

Rated 5.0

No doubt this is the holiday show to see—especially if holiday shows aren’t your thing. Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some!) isn’t a pastiche; it’s a mash-up, a sort of Danger Mouse does Dickens that reinvigorates all the familiar tales of the season.

Capital Stage’s third annual (and final, for a while at least) production of the frenetic and funny send-up of Christmas shows includes pop culture and pagan tradition, a great Jimmy Stewart impression, audience participation and more than you ever wanted to know about what constitutes a BHC—“beloved holiday classic.”

Anthony D’Juan, Gary Martinez and Jonathan Rhys Williams take on a dizzying array of roles at speeds that seem to be approaching the sound barrier. They make sick jokes just a little sicker and puns even more pun-ish with just a roll of the eyes, a flick of the wrist and a drop of the jaw.

Tired of the same old holiday pageantry and on the verge of developing a permanent distaste for heartwarming Christmas shows? You’ll love this.