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Patio adds new face to Christmas play

Patio Playhouse is adding a new face for the closing weekend of “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)” local comedic performer Cassiopeia Guthrie.
Determined to perform something different than the traditional and expected “A Christmas Carol,” a merry trio of players takes the audience on a wild ride through abridged versions of every holiday tale they can think of (and since the audience helps, even more!)
Guthrie steps into the role previously performed by Jason Schlarmann, tackling the classic Rudolph story, Frosty, the Grinch, and “It’s a Wonderful Life,” among many others. Guthrie is an Escondido local who was most recently seen this summer in “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” at Kit Carson Amphitheater as well as a number of shows at Patio and other area theatres over the years.
She also works behind the scenes as president of the Patio Playhouse Board of Directors. Guthrie joins two of the performers from the original revival, Brandon Throckmorton (last seen in “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” as well as in the 2018 production of “Every Christmas Story Ever Told, And then Some”) and Cade Smith (most recently seen at the Safari Park as Robert the Zebra, in the 21 Pilots “Saturday” video as a faceless bishop, and at various children’s birthday parties as a collection of superheroes). The performance is also further enhanced by talented pre-show vocalist Amy Throckmorton (a performing dynamo who has been seen onstage from New York, to Los Angeles, to Tokyo, and on the high seas with Holland America and Disney).
Tickets: Performances of “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)” written by Michael Carleton, Jim FitzGerald and John K. Alvarez, with original music by Will Knapp, continue through Sunday, December 19.Performances will run Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. .and Sundays at 2 p.m. All shows will be presented at Patio Playhouse Theater, located at 116 S. Kalmia in Escondido. Tickets are available for $20 for Adults, $18 for Seniors, Military, and Students, and $12 for Youth 16 and under. Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. For reservations, contact the Patio Playhouse box office at 760-746-6669, via email, or via the website at Directed by David Guthrie. Produced by Cassiopeia Guthrie. Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts.

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