Holidays in JP: ‘A Carol Christmas’ family show returns

November 22, 2013
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The “A Carol Christmas” theater show, one of Jamaica Plain’s most popular holiday traditions, returns to the Footlight Club for its 12th year on Dec. 6 and 7.

Part musical, part comedy and part improv, the family-friendly show raises money America’s oldest community theater, The Footlight Club, at 7A Eliot St.

The show is the creation of JP performer Carol Gallagher and has a storyline of people visiting her house for Christmas. The themes, music and comedy vary widely from there year to year.

“Creating something with a great group of friends—I’d have to say that’s my favorite part of [‘A Carol Christmas’],” said John Raftery, Gallagher’s brother a longtime performer in the show. “And seeing how the show changes every year—I mean, Carol’s daughter was in it when she was 7, and now she’s in college. There’s…something special about the whole thing.”

The show is sponsored by friends, fans and local Jamaica Plain businesses, and every dollar raised from the $25 tickets goes directly to the theater.

The evening begins at 7 p.m. in the downstairs parlor of the Footlight Club, with friends, neighbors, cocktails and hors d’ouevres. The curtain of the main stage goes up at 8 p.m.

For tickets and more information, see footlightclub.org or call 617-524-3200.

From press materials.