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Fractured Xmas Carols

Special Guest Emcee - Brian Edward from 'Burgh Vivant
Featuring local Improv Group - Penny Arcade - affiliated with Arcade Comedy Theater

Directed by Tonya Lynn

Saturday, December 13, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Location: NEW Prime Stage Studio

Are you ready for the Holiday Season?

You won't be any closer to having your shopping done after our Fractured Xmas event - but we guarantee you'll be in better spirits!

Do you know the stories behind these songs?

  • Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
  • All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth
  • I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • Jingle Bells, and much, much more!

Caution - There might even be a sing a long!

Ugly Sweater Contest!

As if that weren't enough - there will also be a fun contest for the ugliest Christmas sweater worn at the event. The winner(s) will get two tickets to an upcoming show.

Happy 50th, 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer'!

"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" premiered on television December 6, 1964, and is now one of the holiday season's perennial favorites. The story of the reindeer who saves Christmas is beloved among children and adults alike.

The Rankin-Bass animated film production company used Japanese puppets and stop motion to tell the tale, bolstered by a soundtrack featuring Burl Ives' rendition of the theme song.

In the story, Santa's reindeer Donner and his wife have a son, Rudolph, who has the distinction of a nose that glows. He runs away after being made to feel an outcast and links up with an elf who dreams of becoming a dentist and an adventurer seeking silver and gold.

After ending up on the Island of Misfit Toys and wandering for a while, Rudolph goes on to save his loved ones from the Abominable Snow Monster and guides Santa through a blizzard that threatens to ruin Christmas.

In 2006, the New York Times reported that fans drove for miles to see the Rudolph and Santa Claus puppets at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta. The pair were thought to be the last of the surviving production puppets. They had been taken home by a production company employee and given to her children after filming was completed.

"In 2005, the nephew of the original rescuer found the puppets in a family attic and brought them to be appraised on the PBS series 'Antiques Roadshow,' " the Times said. "Created for about $5,000 each in 1964, they were valued at $8,000 to $10,000 for the pair. The family sold both figures to Kevin A. Kriess, the president of TimeandSpaceToys.com and a lifelong fan of the Rankin-Bass films."

The special has been shown every year since it premiered, which gives it a leg up over other beloved shows like "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and "Frosty the Snowman" and makes it the longest-running program of its type. And viewers still love it.


New Prime Stage Studio

And you'll be able to check out our new studio!

2nd Stage Events are held at the NEW Prime Stage Studio located at 840 Saw Mill Run Blvd. (Lower Level), Pittsburgh, PA 15220.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Dueling Valentines

February 14, 2015
Location: NEW Prime Stage Studio

Two casts fling love and hate poems, sonnets and odes back and forth to make a thrilling night for lovers, as well as those who prefer to fly solo on Valentine’s Day.

 


Shakespeare Unleashed

April 18, 2015
Location: NEW Prime Stage Studio

A collection of seldom heard Shakespearean monologues and scenes, with some cool swordplay thrown in.  All in honor of Shakespeare’s 450th birthday.

 

 

 

 

 



 

Patriotic Songs

June 20, 2015
Location: NEW Prime Stage Studio

Have you ever wondered about the history behind our nation’s most famous patriotic songs?

Prime Stage takes you on a journey through music, history and national pride as we pay homage to the red, white and blue.