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Published by jdavidson, 2019-12-17 11:46:32




DECEMBER 13–21, 2019

Holiday Comedy—Theatre PG-13

Christmas after hours! For mature elves only.

La Crosse Community Theatre presents



Directed by and Starring


Costume Designer Lighting Designer Set Decoration


Props Master Stage Manager


Originally produced in New York
by David Stone and Amy Nederlander-Case on November 7, 1996

Special Acknowledgments

Thank you to all who made this production possible, including Theresa Smerud for photography and Ryan Soberg.

Director’s Note

LCT’s 56th Season little peace and goodwill. Making mad dashes to
398th Production find gifts, cooking the perfect dinner, traveling
to family gatherings, tolerating family members,
Christmas is a special time of year. It’s a time for and attending various holiday celebrations from
celebration with presents, lights, decorations, religious services to pictures with Santa Claus are
food, music, joy, peace, and goodwill towards man. exhausting!
Don’t believe me? Just watch any Christmas special What could be worse? Try working in the service
ever. Too bad our lives rarely follow these scripts. industry where your job is to mitigate everyone
In reality, the Christmas holiday comes with very else’s holiday frustrations on top of your own.
Luckily, you won’t have to tonight. Instead, you will
hear firsthand exactly what working as a Macy’s
Elf entails, as the chaos of Christmas draws ever
nearer. Let the good times roll!
Welcome to Santaland.
Matt Springer

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MATT SPRINGER (Director/Crum- PETER SUARDI (Set Decoration)
pet) can’t wait for you to see this is the newest member of the LCT
production! LCT has been a second family. Mr. Suardi has been working
home for him over the years, and he in technical theater since 2004,
is honored to be given the opportu- and previously worked for The Utah
nity to both perform and direct The Santaland Diaries. Shakespeare Festival (Scenery Materials Coordina-
This will be his tenth show at LCT. His most recent tor), Great River Shakespeare Festival (Asst. Technical
appearances include Bad Seed (Col. Penmark) and Director/Company Manager), University of Nevada
Fools (Count Gregor). He extends his thanks to the LCT Las Vegas (Master Carpenter), and Viterbo University
staff/crew and his parents for their support. (Scene Shop Foreman). Most importantly, to his son,
IRINA CHRISTEL (Costume De- Michael,“If you find this in a shoebox one day, know
signer) is originally from Kazakhstan that you mean the world to me and I love you.”
and trained at the Technical College DOMINIQUE LUECKE (Props
of Textile and Sewing Industries. She Master) Some of the best experi-
worked for many years as a technical ences Dominique has ever had came
engineer and fashion designer at the Regional after ignoring the naysayers in her
Fashion House in Kazakhstan. After moving to the head and taking a risk. It’s how she
US, she worked in the bridal industry for ten years. snagged her husband and, later, how she got her first
She received her BFA from Viterbo University and role at LCT. Dominique is so excited to take a chance
currently works there as the prop shop manager. and help out with the production side of this show.
SYDNEY SMITH (Lighting Designer) She encourages anyone in need of a new year’s reso-
This is Sydney’s first production lution to take a chance on LCT—audition, volunteer
working with LCT! Sydney is a junior backstage, and join the LCT family. Love to her Ds and
stage management major and light- happy holidays to all of you!
ing design minor at the University of KAT CARTER (Stage Manager) is
Wisconsin–La Crosse. Most recently, she stage man- thrilled to be back in action with LCT!
aged Church and State and will soon be the master Her last show was Wait Until Dark,
electrician for Little Women. She sends her thanks to but she’s been a proud volunteer for
her professors and the staff of LCT for offering this LCT for over eight years. She can nor-
opportunity, and to her family and friends for their mally be seen doing sketch comedy with the group
support. Enjoy the show! Live! From La Crosse and is an occasional guest host
on the Uh-Oh Feeling podcast. She’d like to thank her
friends and family for always supporting her.

Spread Christmas cheer by singing loudly for all to hear!


TICKETS $26–$34

608-784-9292 |
Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front Street South, La Crosse

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Hold on to your hat and have
a’re going to need it!

This hilarious sequel to Boeing
Boeing sees the return of Robert
and Bernard. Can they successfully
host a dinner party when everyone
is sleeping with everyone else?

JAN. 24–FEB. 2, 2020

Thurs., Fri., and Sat. at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

TICKETS $24–$32
Tickets available through the box office or online Jan. 6.

608-784-9292 |
Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front Street South, La Crosse

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