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‘The Elves and the Schumachers’ at Theatre NOVA through Dec. 30.

By |2018-12-12T22:44:49-05:00December 12th, 2018|Entertainment, Features|

ANN ARBOR, – Theatre NOVA’s holiday tradition continues in 2018 with ‘The Elves and the Schumachers,’ a brand-new play from the team that brought fans “The Year Without a Panto Claus” and “Sugar Plum Panto.”
“Bring the whole family to laugh, boo, hiss and sing in this over-the-top evening of heroes and villains, funny songs and extreme merriment,” said event organizers. “This year Hanukkah gets in on the act, when two toy-making elves on the lam wind up in a dreidel store, and hilarity ensues in this multi-cultural holiday celebration featuring musical comedy, slapstick, vaudeville and fun.”
Theatre NOVA is a professional theatre with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights, written by Carla Milarch and R. MacKenzie Lewis. Lewis is the composer and music director for Eastern Michigan University’s School of Theatre arts and lecturer and accompanist with the School of Music and Dance.
Milarch is a former artistic director of the award-winning Performance Network Theatre.
“(Her) passion for new plays led her to found Theatre NOVA,” organizers said. “She has brought over 25 brand-new plays to world premieres, as well as hundreds to staged readings. …”
The performance will also feature actors Elizabeth Jaffe, Dan Morrison, William Powers and Sarah B. Stevens. The production and design team includes Lewis, Forrest Hejkal (scenic design), Haley Cook (costume design), Jeff Alder (lighting design), Becky Fox (props), and Alona Shewach (stage manager).
Running now through Dec. 30, tickets for the performance start at $22 for adults and $10 for kids. Theatre NOVA is located at 410 W. Huron, Ann Arbor. Visit TheatreNOVA.org or call 734-635-8450 for more information.

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