NextStop Theatre Announces Stars of Holiday Repertory Shows

For Immediate Release:

Herndon, VA- NextStop Theatre Company’s 2013-2014 season continues with the holiday repertory performances of Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol and The 12 Dates of Christmas.  Performances begin on December 3rd and 4th, respectively, at the Industrial Strength Theatre in Herndon. Celebrated DC actor Ray Ficca (President, The National Academy of Dramatic Arts) will take on the role of Jacob Marley while DC actress Kari Ginsburg will star as Mary in The 12 Dates of Christmas.

To help celebrate the holidays, NextStop will produce two full-scale main stage productions in rotating repertory.  Each production will call upon the extraordinary talents of a solo actor or actress in these unique, funny, and heartfelt holiday stories.

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, directed by respected DC actor and director Rob McQuay, is a wonderfully inventive retelling of Charles Dickens’s classic novella from the perspective of Ebenezer Scrooge’s deceased business partner, Jacob Marley.  Join Marley, accompanied by a mischievous sprite named Bogle, as he embarks on a desperate mission to save the soul of his dearest friend- and in the process, save his own.

The Twelve Dates of Christmas, written by Ginna Hoben and directed by local up-and-coming director Abigail Isaac, will have its DC area premiere at NextStop.  Mary loves everything about the holidays, until she sees her fiancé kissing a co-worker on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade telecast.  After dropping her engagement ring into the Salvation Army bucket, Mary sets off on a wild series of misadventure as she re-enters the dating world during “the most wonderful time of the year.”

“These two shows are going to delight our audiences,” said NextStop’s Producing Artistic Director, Evan Hoffmann.  “Not only do they each tell wonderfully unique and touching stories that speak to the best aspects of the holidays, but they also feature two of the finest actors that I have ever had the pleasure of working with.”

Helping bring the two shows to life is a top notch production team that will transform the Industrial Strength Theatre back and forth from the Dickensian world of “Jacob Marley” to the New York living room of “Twelve Dates”.  The team includes Jennifer McDuffee (scenic design), Steven Holliday (lighting design) and Kathy Dunlap (costume design).  Jennifer Lambert is the Production Manager for both productions, with Laura Moody and Sierra Banack stage managing Jacob Marley and Twelve Dates, respectively.

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Fact Sheet: Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol and The 12 Dates of Christmas

Dates:

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol: December 3-29, 2013

The 12 Dates of Christmas: December 4-29, 2013

Location:

NextStop Theatre performs at the Industrial Strength Theatre located at:

269 Sunset Park Herndon, VA 20170

 Tickets:

$20- $27

Opening night for both performances is December 7, 2013

Tickets at www.Nextstoptheatre.org and Ovation Tix (866-811-4111)

Information and Groups: 703-481-5930

Follow us on Twitter at @NextStopTheatre and at Facebook.com/NextStopTheatre

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