"Every Christmas Story Ever Told ... And Then Some" Hits the Stage

November 30, 2015 by SoWal Staff

The Seaside REP Theatre's six year smash hit Every Christmas Story Ever Told... And Then Some returns with all of your favorite beloved holiday classics crammed into a night full of high-energy jolly, frivolity, and hilarity. Four REP actors, armed with a bazillion props and costumes, send up everything from Charles Dickens to Dr. Seuss, Jimmy Stewart to Chewbacca in this ever-evolving REP holiday favorite. It’s the perfect way to get ready for the season and share some holiday cheer!

This year, The REP Theatre is excited to expand their performances to the Bart Rockett Theater in Destin at HarborWalk Village and continue to grow the show’s holiday tradition along the Emerald Coast. Main stage full performances will be held at the Seaside Repertory Theatre in Seaside and HarborWalk Village Bart Rockett Theater in Destin throughout December.

The delightful cast features local professional actors that keep the energy high and the audience laughing as they take on every “Beloved Holiday Classic.” The consistent audience participation brings the entire family in on the fun. Who doesn’t want to see dad play a convincing Cindy Lou-Who?

Every Christmas Story provides the laughs but never strays from the heart of the holiday season, as a time when families get to spend time together. The show is family friendly and great for all ages, whether you’re 4 or 104 years old.

Executive Director, Brook Stetler, explains, “We wanted to create a show where all generations of a family can come together, laugh, have a memorable holiday experience, and create a space where the stress from the holiday season melts away so they can just have a great evening with the entire family.”

Benefit Performances
The REP is giving back to the community with their holiday performances by hosting three benefit nights for local charities to spread the holiday cheer. Benefit performances include:

Each charity will receive 20% of all ticket sales for that performance and the theatre will serve as a drop off point for donations for each charity. Tickets are available online or at the door.

FREE Community Performances [the short version on the green]
In an effort to bring affordable art and family events to the community The REP will also be performing abridged versions of the show throughout the community. The abridged versions of Every Christmas Story Ever Told will take place throughout South Walton beginning Thanksgiving week to kick off the holiday season. Grab some hot cocoa and a blanket, the entire family will love these fantastic outdoor performances. These shows are free admission.

  • North Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach | Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 2:00 p.m.The Gathering Place inNatureWalk at Seagrove | Friday, Nov. 27 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Alys Beach Amphitheater | Saturday, Nov. 28 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Ruskin Place in Seaside | Saturday, Nov. 28 at 2:00 p.m.

The full version of Every Christmas Story Ever Told will take place at The Seaside REP’s indoor theatre space in Seaside on select dates beginning Thursday,December 3 at 7:30 p.m. through December 30. Located behind Modica Market, the intimate 75-seat theatre is decked out for the holidays. Performances at the Bart Rockett Theatre in Destin at HarborWalk Village will begin on Wednesday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. and run through December 28.

Tickets are $20 adult/$10 child and available online or at the door. Night time performances start at 7:30 p.m. Matinee performances at 2:00 p.m. on certain dates as scheduled, and a Christmas Eve day performance at 11:00 a.m. at HarborWalk Theatre.


Main Stage Schedule 
Seaside REP Theatre - 216 Quincy Circle, Seaside, FL 32459
December 3, 4, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 26, 29 & 30 @ 7:30PM
December 5, 13, 19, 20, 23, 26, 28, 29, & 30 @ 2:00PM
December 23 @ 6:00PM 

Bart Rockett Theater at HarborWalk- 34 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541
December 12, 18, 22, 24, 27 2:00PM
December 20, 22, 24, 27, 28 6:00PM
December 9, 11, 13, 16, 18 7:30PM
December 20, 22, 27, 28 8:30PM
December 24 11:00AM

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