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Holiday Hijinks at Rollins Fred Stone Theater with Sleigh!

by Kelly Green

post office TerrenceWant to the find the “happy” in “Happy Holidays”? Look no further than PB&J Theatre Factory’s Sleigh. Presented by the Rollins College Dept. of Theatre and Dance, Sleigh runs for one week (December 17-21) at the Fred Stone Theatre on the Rollins College campus.

Set in the quiet mountain town of Sugar Falls, scenes of the season come to life, from picking out the perfect tree to holiday air travel. And by quiet, I mean… quiet! There are no spoken words in this play (with the exception of an occasional “gingerbread”). Don’t worry, though. There are plenty of silly sounds and accompanying pratfalls that will “speak” volumes. You’ll also hear lots of laughter!

Our family has enjoyed their seasonal silliness many times. It’s a holiday tradition that’s woven its way into our history, as we reenact scenes while baking cookies, or visiting the post office, hearing the music of The Nutcracker, or pulling out an airline boarding pass… giggling the whole time!

nutcrackerIf you need a break from the chaos of the season, or if you just want to enjoy a night of smiles and festive fun that’s appropriate for the whole family, Sleigh will fill the bill. Not to mention filling you with good cheer.

Cast
Brandon Roberts, Becky Eck, Terrence Yip, Chelsea Hiland, Anthony Smith

Show Time
Nightly at 8 pm, Dec. 17, 18, 19, 20, 22;

Matinees at 2 pm, Dec. 20, 21

Tickets
$20 for general admission, $15 for children 12 and under

All seats $15 on Dec. 17 and 22

Box Office
Tickets can be purchased at the door (if available), or reserved in advance at www.pbjtickets.com or by calling 407‐574‐5794.

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Comedy that will “SLEIGH” you!

Cast of SLEIGH at Orlando Shakespeare OrlandoShakes.org Holiday playIf laughter is the cure for “what ails you,” then ward off your holiday stress by seeing SLEIGH at the Lowndes Shakespeare Theater, now through December 23. In this hilarious and heartfelt montage of scenes of the season, you’ll see yourself…

—at the airport dealing with “those” people,

—being attracted (distracted?!) by the bells and whistles all around saying “buy me!” at every turn, and

—picking out the perfect Christmas tree that has “just” the right fullness, and “just” the right… um, dance moves?!

You can also be a fly on the wall at the post office as they prep, package, and post the mail. Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow will prevent these carriers from doing their sworn duty. (OK, maybe that one bird might have something to say about it!)

Without the use of spoken word, SLEIGH performers draw you into their world with plenty of guffaws, sight gags, and physical humor. Kids young and old will be filled with “good cheer” at the sights and sounds we can all relate to. Hilarious cast of SLEIGH makes sure this letter is delivered.

Our family puts this on our “must do” list every year.  My 5-year-old talks about it all year long, and acts out scenes in preparation for the coming performances. We were not disappointed this past Sunday as we attended. I think we now have just enough holiday hee hee hees to go with our ho ho hos!

SLEIGH is a production of PB&J Theatre Factory, dedicated “to creating theatrical performances that engage and inspire audiences of all ages” and stars Orlando favorites Mike Gill, Ana Eligio, Brandon Roberts, Terrence Yip, and Marty Stonerock. Directed by Brandon Roberts and the PB&J gang, the creative team includes Zanna King (Lighting Designer), Michael Gill (Sound Designer), Jamie Mykins (Stage Manager), Claud Smith (Scenic Designer), and Denise R. Warner (Costume Coordinator).

WHAT — SLEIGH | Written and Produced by PB&J Theatre Factory

WHEN — Now through – December 23, 2012 – ON SALE NOW!

Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm; Sunday at 2:30 pm

WHERE — Orlando Shakespeare Theater in the Goldman Theater

Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 East Rollins Street, Orlando, FL 32803

TICKETS — Advance tickets online/phone/walk up:  $16.50 | At the door (1 hour prior to show):  $20.00

Tickets are available by calling (407) 722-7037 or online at www.pbjtheatrefactory.com and in person at the Box Office located inside the Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 East Rollins Street in Orlando’s Loch Haven Cultural Park.