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The REP: Celebrating 10 Years of Holiday Magic

Posted on Oct 30, 2019 in The REP , Holiday Magic , Entertainment , November-December 2019

If you were to pass by The REP Theatre, you might be able to hear the beautiful sounds of “The Nutcracker,” the cry of Chewbacca, or the voice of Jimmy Stewart escaping from within the walls of the beloved theater nestled in Seaside. The holiday season marks an annual tradition for The REP and it is one that has taken Northwest Florida by storm. This year, The REP Theatre celebrates the 10th anniversary of its popular holiday production of “Every Christmas Story Ever Told … and Then Some.” This holiday favorite features all your beloved holiday classics in one 90-minute show full of high-energy jolly and non-stop hilarity.

What began out of a desire and need to celebrate the holiday season in a fun and unique way has transformed itself into an annual tradition for many. Whether you are a local, or one of the many visitors coming to the beach for the holiday season, chances are that you never miss spending the season with The REP and its cherished holiday show. “Every Christmas Ever Told” combines the magic and wonder of all your beloved holiday stories in one place, bringing families together and giving a reason to celebrate the season like nothing you have ever experienced before.

Christmas at The REP begins long before the festive garland and lights are hung. The artistic team starts work months in advance planning and preparing the perfect way to capture the essence of the holiday season. Each production of this audience favorite gets better than the year before with added twists and new ways to tell these beloved stories. For the company of The REP, rehearsals begin with grand ideas and continuous laughter as REP actors and the artistic team remember things from the year before and work to make them bigger and better. As rehearsals continue dances are choreographed, carols are sung, character voices are perfected, and the insane amount of costume changes are set down to the second. Ever evolving, all the details are tightened and put into place as the show is carved out once more and the world of “Every Christmas Story Ever Told” is brought back to life.

For The REP, the countless hours of preparation truly come to fruition during Thanksgiving week when the theater takes “Every Christmas Story Ever Told” on a tour through 30A, giving audiences a taste of the highly-anticipated mainstage production. Bringing a wave of holiday cheer throughout the community, The REP makes stops in Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach, NatureWalk, and caps off the weeklong celebration with its grand finale in Seaside. As Thanksgiving week winds down, the company of The REP heads back into the theater to finalize preparations for Dec. 12 and the opening night of 30A’s beloved holiday tradition celebrating 10 years of inescapable holiday madness.

For dates, show times, and tickets visit LoveTheREP.com.

“Every Christmas Story Ever Told … and then Some”

Nov. 30, 4 p.m.

Dec. 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 22, & 23, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 15, 20, 21, 22, & 23, 2 p.m.

Tickets: $30 and $24 for REP Members and $20 for kids 12 and under

Back for its 10th year, The REP Theatre’s holiday smash hit returns with all of your favorite beloved holiday classics packed into one 90-minute show of high-energy jolly and hilarity. Three REP actors, armed with a bazillion props and costumes, send up everything from Charles Dickens and Dr. Seuss to Jimmy Stewart and Chewbacca in this ever-evolving REP favorite. It’s the perfect way to get ready for the season, beat the festive fatigue, and share some holiday cheer. This show is family-friendly and great for audiences of all ages.

Thursday, November 7th

Showtime: 7:30 pm

Tickets: $30 and $24 for REP Member

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For dates, show times, and tickets visit LoveTheREP.com.