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Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some) Cast and Guest Director

There’s more to Christmas than A CHRISTMAS CAROL — and these wacky performers are about to prove it! As their regularly scheduled Dickensian performance spirals out of control, they’ll mix in worldwide traditions, modern pop icons, Gustav the Green-Nosed Reingoat, and a whole heap of Christmas carols for one wildly funny holiday revue.

Written by Michael Carleton, James FitzGerald, and John K. Alvarez, this comedy of classics will make you laugh until you cry and bring back nostalgic memories of Christmas pasts. Playing the three stooges of the show are Quincy locals, Josh Carlson as the serious, no nonsense guy; Kristen Houston as the instigator and showman; and Jason Lewton as the energetic lover of the holiday.

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some) will be directed by Daniella Wheelock, a Chicago-based director. Daniella has worked at Milwaukee Repertory Theatre and Steppenwolf Theatre in the past before coming to QCT and is excited to take those experiences and share them with Quincy audiences.

Costume design is by local seamstress Bonnie Furniss, who most recently designed costumes for QCT’s production of STUART LITTLE. Scenic and lighting design is by resident technical director Lorne Kelley. Longtime QCT volunteer Donna Haire serves as the stage manager.

Audiences can get a sneak peek of the show during “Discovery Night” on Monday, November 18 at 6:00 PM. This one hour, backstage, behind-the-scenes look at the making of this Christmas comedy is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is preferred.

Audiences are also invited to “Meet the Cast” at the Post-show talkback following the performance on Friday, December 6. Tickets are $20-22, on sale November 4. Performances are November 29-Decmber 1 and December 5-8, Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sunday at 2:00 PM. For tickets, to RSVP for “Discovery Night,” or to volunteer as an usher, visit or call the QCT Box Office, located in the Oakley-Lindsay Center, at (217) 222-3209.

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some) is sponsored by Kohl Cash and Carry and the Quincy Mall. QCT’s 2019 Season is sponsored by Gardner Denver. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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