Dorset Players to present holiday show

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DORSET — The Dorset Players' holiday production "The 12 Days of Christmas" — by Renee Calarco and directed by Sheila Childs —will open on Dec. 1 and run for two weekends.

Based on the song of the same name, the young Partridge, Shirley (Siobhan O'Keefe) is responsible for gathering all those mentioned in the song for the first official singing of the song.

Having been instructed by her Mom, Grammy and Great Grammy (Alexa Manning, Kristen Bowen and Judy Barrows) on the importance of the tradition of the song, she sets out on her mission to round up the participants.

The young Partridge is met with numerous problems along the way, including the evil Christmas Hoarder (Dawn Goetz) who is determined to steal the Five Golden Rings. Nothing goes well. Alyssa, the Swan (Grace McDonald), befriends Shirley and joins her on her quest.

Mixing a little tradition with a new approach to the song, the audience is sure to enjoy the ride and the fun of the outcome.

Other members of the cast are Adeline Manning and Luca Bowen as turtle doves; Kylie Prins, Ryder Scott, Molly Hirschberg, and Jaia French as "the calling birds;"Gabriella Giorgi, Julian Pirie, and Emerson Alderman as french hens; Summer Murphy as "Drummer;" Graham Bowen as "Lord a Leaping;" Casey Vogel as "Dancing Lady;" Molly Flint as "Milk Maid;" and Isabel Mazzola as "Club Hostess."

Performance dates are Fridays, Dec. 1 and Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Dec. 2 and Dec 9 at 2 p.m.; and Sundays, Dec. 3 and Dec 10 at 2 p.m. at the Dorset Playhouse.

Reserve tickets online at dorsetplayers.org or call 802-867- 5570, Monday through Friday 10 am -2pm to reserve your tickets. Box Office Hours are Tuesday, Nov. 28 through Thursday Nov. 30 from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm and 2 hours before all shows.

This show is sponsored by: Baierlein Landscaping, The Dorset Inn/Barrows House, New Morning Natural Foods, Northshire Bookstore, and The Bank of Bennington.


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