FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 25, 2016 Contact: Seena Hodges firstname.lastname@example.org 612-767-5646 office
CAROLE’S BACK… AND SHE’S READY TO DECK THE HALLS!
AFTER AN EIGHT-YEAR HIATUS, THE ORGINAL WORK A CHRISTMAS CAROLE PETERSEN RETURNS TO THEATER LATTÉ DA
This hilarious holiday production features Tod Petersen; along with Ryan Lee, Sara Ochs, and Dominique Wooten.
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Performances begin November 30 at the Ritz Theater in NE Minneapolis.
Single tickets are on sale now at latteda.org or 612-339-3003.
(Minneapolis/St. Paul) Theater Latté Da today announced casting for the long-awaited return of the highly-celebrated original work A CHRISTMAS CAROLE PETERSEN. After an eight-year hiatus, this homegrown holiday comedy returns to the delight of audiences everywhere. Written by Tod Petersen and Theater Latté Da Artistic Director Peter Rothstein, A CHRISTMAS CAROLE PETERSEN has been hailed “a stunning triumph,” “a yuletide must,” and “laugh-out-loud funny.” Rothstein will direct with Denise Prosek as music director. Performances begin November 30 at the Ritz Theater (345 13th Avenue NE in Minneapolis). Single tickets and season subscriptions can be purchased at latteda.org or by calling 612-339-3003.
Carole’s back… and she’s ready to deck the halls! There’s no denying the power of the holidays to bring out the best and worst in all of us. Acclaimed storyteller Tod Petersen reflects on the yuletide season with his family in Mankato, Minnesota, and pays particular tribute to the show’s namesake—his mother Carole.
On the autobiographical musical Petersen offers, “In the eight years since we last performed A Christmas Carole Petersen, I have never stopped hearing people say they wish the production would return because it was such a big part of their holiday tradition. I have also heard people who never saw it say they were sorry they missed it!” He continues, “I am happy to share my stories and hopefully bring some laughs and music and memories to the Theater Latté Da audiences—old and new.”
The production combines comedic monologues and covers of classic holiday songs and features Tod Petersen (Theater Latté Da: GYPSY!, A Christmas Carole Petersen, Parade, A Man of No Importance) as himself and other members of his Mankato community. Petersen is currently playing “Mature Bobby” in the History Theatre production of Teen Idol: The Bobby Vee Story; and he recently portrayed “The Man in Chair” in Artistry’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone. The cast also includes a trio called “The Carolettes” portrayed by Sara Ochs, who was lauded for her riveting turn as “The Beggar Woman” in Theater Latté Da’s production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street; Dominique Wooten, who was also seen in Theater Latté Da’s production of Sweeney Todd as the corrupt Beadle Bamford; and singer-songwriter Ryan Lee, who recently appeared as Woody Guthrie in Woody Guthrie’s American Song at the Commonweal Theatre, in his Theater Latté Da debut.
Theater Latté Da is an award-winning Twin Cities musical theater company that combines music and story to illuminate the breadth and depth of the human experience. The company seeks to create new connections between story, music, artists, and audience by exploring and expanding the art of musical theater. latteda.org
A Christmas Carole Petersen
Written by: Tod Petersen and Peter Rothstein Directed by: Peter Rothstein Music Direction by: Denise Prosek Featuring: Tod Petersen, Ryan Lee, Sara Ochs, and Dominique Wooten
Dates: Wednesday, November 30 – Friday, December 23, 2016
Venue: Ritz Theater (345 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis MN 55413)
Carole’s back… and she’s ready to deck the halls! The celebrated holiday comedy returns after an eight-year hiatus. There’s no denying the power of the holidays to bring out the best and worst in all of us. Acclaimed storyteller Tod Petersen reflects on the yuletide season with his family in Mankato, Minnesota, and pays particular tribute to the show’s namesake—his mother Carole. Join us for the long-awaited return of this hilarious and heartwarming Theater Latté Da original.
Performance Dates and Times:
Wednesday, November 30 at 7:30 pm (Preview)
Thursday, December 1 at 7:30 pm (Preview)
Friday, December 2 at 7:30 pm (Preview)
Saturday, December 3 at 7:30 pm (Opening Night)
Sunday, December 4 at 2:00 pm (Director’s Dialogue)
Sunday, December 4 at 7:00 pm
Wednesday, December 7 at 7:30 pm
Thursday, December 8 at 7:30 pm (Post-show Discussion)
Friday, December 9 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 10 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, December at 2:00 pm (Post-show Discussion)
Sunday, December 11 at 7:00 pm
Wednesday, December 14 at 7:30 pm
Thursday, December 15 at 7:30 pm (Post-show Discussion; ASL/AD)
Friday, December 16 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 17 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 18 at 2:00 pm (Post-show Discussion)
Sunday, December 18 at 7:00 pm
Tuesday, December 20 at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, December 21 at 7:30 pm
Thursday, December 22 at 7:30 pm (Post-show Discussion)
Friday, December 23 at 7:30 pm