Christmas celebrations have begun at Casa Manana in Fort Worth, TX, where Joe Sears and Jaston Williams, the original creators and stars of A Tuna Christmas will perform the show Dec. 3-8 in the Will Rogers auditorium.
Sears and Williams portray all 22 characters in the fictional, tiny town of Tuna, TX, requiring 142 costume changes to capture the likes of Aunt Pearl, Vera Carp, Bertha Bumiller, and Tastee Kreme, among others.
In the Children's Playhouse, the spirited musical Miracle on 34th Street runs Dec. 6-21. The story explores how the true spirit of giving can shine through the over-commercialization and competitive retail promotions of the season, when a jaded woman and her daughter are touched by a magical old gentleman named Kris Kringle. Miracle is adapted by Vernon L. Stefanic and Sally Meyers, with music by Douglas M. Smith and lyrics by Stefanic.
Forever playing at Casa's Theatre on the Square is Stuart Ross's Forever Plaid. The show has been repeatedly extended (now playing for more than a year) and is currently billed as "the longest running show in Metroplex history." Plaid runs through Dec. 29. "The Plaid's" will perform an evening of Broadway Christmas songs Dec 15 & 16.