The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

By L. Frank Baum

Dramatized by Pat Cook

Have you ever wondered just where Santa Claus came from? L. Frank Baum knew. The same man who created The Wonderful Wizard of Oz lets us in on his secret: the story of Saint Nicholas as told to him by Necile, the nymph who found Claus and raised him as her own in the world of Knooks, Faeries, Ryls and, yes, even the dreaded Awgwas. “Beware the Awgwas,” Necile warns Claus, “they hide under beds to frighten human children!” And so Claus decides he must leave the world of the Immortals and live among the humans, making toys to make children happy. He gets help from Jack Frost, who shows him the Frost Gale, allowing Claus and his sleigh to fly, and from two runaway Knooks, Lem and Barlo, who want to hear children laugh. This delightful tale answers once and for all how Santa Claus made the first toy, why he climbs down chimneys and, most of all, how he learned to laugh that great “Ho, ho, ho.”

Show Dates: December 9, 10, 16, 17 at 7:00 pm; December 18 at 2:30 pm

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By Paul Slade Smith

Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go. In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next-door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But there’s some confusion as to who’s in which room, who’s being videotaped, who’s taken the money, who’s hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes.

Show Dates: January 27, 28 and February 3, 4 at 8:00 pm; February 5 at 2:30 pm

Audition Dates: November 15 & 16 at 7:00 pm

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By Mark Landon Smith

Radio hostesses and society doyennes Vesta Poteet and Dixie Mandrell bring to you the comings and goings of the activities in and around The Luna Del Mar Manufactured Home Oasis and Monkey Empire – very few of the monkeys are contagious. And what a jumpin’ place this trailor park is! There’s a visit to Graceland from rovin’ reporter Missy Goode (and her unfortunate arrest by the security guards); there’s the upcoming Miss Manatee contest and so much more!

Show Dates: March 10, 11, 17, 18 at 8:00 pm; March 19 at 2:30 pm

Audition Dates: January 10 & 11 at 7:00 pm

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“Everything is amazing! From the audition process to the final production- my daughter has highly enjoyed being part of the jr. shows at the Mansfield Playhouse. As an audience member I love coming to this theatre. It’s beautiful and intimate – seating is great sound and lights are always great and the local talent is incredible! Love this community theatre!”

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