ALBUQUERQUE, NM - Christmas meets Star Wars as the Cardboard Playhouse Theatre Company performs an original Stars Wars musical parody, A Very Star Wars Christmas, later this month at the South Broadway Cultural Center.
Written by Kathleen Miller and Doug Montoya with music and lyrics by Casey Marz and Montoya, respectively, A Very Star Wars Christmas will feature everyone's favorite characters and four original songs written just for this production.
"We took the elements of a Charlie Brown Christmas that we all love and added a Star Wars twist. Star Wars fans of all ages are going to love this show," said Doug Montoya, co-artistic director of Cardboard Playhouse.
When Darth Vader complains about the overwhelming materialism that he sees amongst everyone during the Forcemas season, Queen Amidala suggests that he become director of the school Forcemas pageant. Vader accepts, but it proves to be a frustrating struggle. When an attempt to restore the proper spirit with a forlorn little fir Forces tree fails, he needs Yoda's help to learn the real meaning of the Force.
"Enjoy this show you will," promises Yoda.
Showtimes are 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 22 and Saturday, Dec. 23. Ticket holders will have the opportunity to meet and take pictures with members of the 501st Legion and BB-8. Doors open at 6 p.m. A limited number of tickets are still available for $10 atwww.southbroadwaytickets.com.
Before A Very Star Wars Christmas, Cardboard Playhouse Theatre Company will present Annie Jr. at South Broadway Cultural Center at 7 p.m. on December 8, 9, 15 and 16 with 2 p.m. matinees on December 10 and 17. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at www.southbroadwaytickets.com.
A non-profit formed in December 2004, Cardboard Playhouse Theatre Company prides itself on being one of the only children's theatre companies in Albuquerque that casts children on their ability to perform, not on their ability to pay. CPTC keeps itself viable by generating revenue through ticket sales and grants. It was voted by the readers and editors of Albuquerque The Magazine as one of the top five theatre companies in Albuquerque. Cardboard Playhouse Theatre Company is in residence at South Broadway Cultural Center.