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Madcap Comedy Sends Up Christmas Favorites

Humor rather than sentiment is the aim of A Portable Theatre’s special family-friendly holiday show this December.

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) by Michael Carleton, Jim FitzGerald and John K. Alvarez is a tour-de-farce for three actors who perform hilarious versions of holiday favorites such as Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, A Christmas Carol, The Grinch and many more. Think of it as a cross between The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) and A Tuna Christmas, with lots of improvisation and physical comedy thrown in.

The play also satirizes Christmas traditions from around the world and pop culture Yuletide icons. The trio even perform a musical number entitled “Every Carol Ever Sung!”

Every Christmas Story! is suitable for children aged 10+. Student discount tickets are available for each performance.

Public Performances

APT will present Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some!) for a limited number of public performances in central Ohio this holiday season:

Sun., Dec. 6 @ 3 PM

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
1450 E. Dublin-Granville Rd
Columbus OH 43229

St. Andrew is located to the east of I-71 across from Carfagna’s Market. Turn north on Ambleside Drive from E. Dublin-Granville Road and then take an immediate right onto the service road.  St. Andrew is on the left; free parking is available in the large adjacent lot.


Tues., Dec 8 @ 7:30 PM

The Clintonville Woman’s Club
3951 North High Street
Columbus OH 43214

The entrance to the Club is on the west side of High Street in Clintonville, just north of Whetstone Park. Free parking is available in the lot directly behind the Club.

Fri. & Sat., Dec. 11–12 @ 7:30 pm

Sun., Dec. 13 @ 3 pm

Columbus Dance Theatre
592 E. Main St.
Columbus OH 43215

Click here for detailed directions to the Columbus Dance Theatre

Fri. & Sat., Dec. 18–19 @ 7:30 PM

Sun., Dec. 20 @ 3:00 PM

The Abbey Theater of Dublin
Dublin Community Recreation Center
5600 Post Road
Dublin OH 43017

Click here for detailed directions to the Abbey Theater


Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students. To order tickets online, click on the ShowTix logo.  ShowTix is no longer taking phone orders for tickets. Pending availability, tickets may also be purchased at the door. We accept either cash or checks; credit card orders must pay a service fee. For other options, contact APT at aportabletheatre@gmail.com.