“In this week leading up to Christmas (and Hanukkah and Kwanzaa) we bring you excerpts from The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged), which just concluded its record-breaking run at Merrimack Repertory Theatre. Featuring music, laughter, gay apparel, evil villains (is there any other kind?), holiday cheer, and onstage miracles. Happy Merry Chrismakwanukkahanzakkah! (Length 24:33)
“We begin our sixth year of weekly podcasting talking about the changes we’re making to The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged) and the reactions we’re getting from old friends and fans. Featuring the challenges of pleasing both new audiences and old fans, walking the line of reverence and irreverence, and the differences between lurkers and stalkers. (Length 21:38)
According to Dan Berube, MRT Marketing Manager, the Reduced Shakespeare Company set MRT’s all-time pre-opening box office record. More tickets were sold prior to our first performance of The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged) than to any other show in the history of Merrimack Repertory Theatre.
This is in addition to the record we already set back in 2004-2005 when our production of The Complete History of America (abridged)set MRT’sall-time single-ticket sales record. We have our eye on that record too.