christmas is burning | winter 2016
A Holiday Special
Join the elite forces of the Holiday Defense League as they valiantly struggle to save the most wonderful day of the year and try to solve the mystery: Why? Why? Why are killer robots from the future trying to ruin Christmas?
From the off-kilter mind of playwright and puppeteer Scot Augustson (AKA Sgt Rigsby) and the renowned and whimsical kitchens of Cafe Nordo comes the holiday show you were least expecting. Its Science Fiction! Its a heart-warming holiday tale! Its a tantalizing feast! It's Terminator meets Santa Claus is Coming to Town.
Sgt. Rigsby evokes the bygone era of the radioplay, with nimble musicians and voiceover artists Evan Mosher and Shawnmarie Stanton evoking over 50 characters as shadow puppets dance across the Viewscreen on the bridge of the HMS Whooville, telling a time-traveling-timeless tale of what is truly important about our Holiday Season.
The live-action crew of the space-ship is piloted by Ray Tagavilla, Opal Peachey, Roy Stanton, Libby Barnard and Alyssa Norling. Their foibles, office romances and sudden deaths will send even the Grinch himself into chuckles. A live band lead by Michael Owcharuk will delight our audiences with original carols as well as jazzy holiday favorites you cant help but be happy to hear at this time of year.
Served with Antipasto Wreath of our Favorite Cheese and Pickled Things.
Baby Jesus Bread Loaf (on every table!)
Swedish Saffron Loaf from Repast Bakery Swaddled in a Manger
Empanadas stuffed with White Bean Verde and Tomato Chutney with Goat Cheese
Escape from Christmas
Local Chestnuts and Butternut Squash Soup with a Savory Gingerbread Person
Reindeer Shepherd’s Pie
Indian Valley Blitzen stewed in Cabernet, Cloves, and Cinnamon topped with Duchess Potatoes from Olsen Farms
Jerusalem Artichoke and Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
With Chanterelle Mushrooms topped with Duchess Potatoes from Olsen Farms
The Dawn of Spring
Housemade Nitro-Frozen Peppermint Custard
Captain Gulliver / Various Voices
Dutch Elm / Two Two
Yeoman Janus / Buttons
Red Shirt / Edward the Elephant / Various Voices
Red Shirt / Blinky / Various Voices
Bax / Various Voices
Bonnie / Various Voices
ARTISTIC TEAM AND CREW
Food Design, Chef
Composer of Opening Theme, Music Director
Music & Lyrics