Thursday, November 10

Phoenix Theatre A Very Phoenix Xmas 6: Our Goose is Cooked

A Very Phoenix Xmas 6:
Our Goose is Cooked
December 1-23, 2011
Indianapolis The Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis will produce A Very Phoenix Xmas 6: Our Goose is Cooked as its annual alternative holiday production from December 1-23. Conceived and directed by Bryan Fonseca, producing director, this show is a tribute to variety shows of the past and includes humorous and poignant sketches, traditional and not-so-traditional holiday music and dance numbers. 

Charles Goad
This year’s show is no exception, with several sketches from various playwrights – both local and from across the country – that include Christmas, Hanukkah and a few other holidays thrown in.  “We have six excellent voices this year, so we are taking advantage of that talent by including several musical numbers and at least one a capella piece,” stated Fonseca.  “The cast this year includes four actors that have been in at least one Xmas show and a few that are new to the production. We are certainly proud to have Chuck Goad back at the Phoenix for this holiday season.” 

With the recent success of musicals Avenue Q and Spring Awakening, dance will be a bigger part of this year’s show. Choreographer and Dance Kaleidoscope performer Marielle Greenlee is working with the cast on special dance numbers.

“Every year, the dance numbers are among favorites with the audience, so we are pulling out all the stops for dance numbers this year,” said Fonseca. This year’s sketches include ones written by previous Xmas favorites Daniel Guyton and Mark Harvey Levine, as well as some new playwrights. 
The cast includes four veterans of past Phoenix Xmas productions: Scot Greenwell, Jason Gloye, Claire Wilcher and Gayle Steigerwald.  Rounding out the cast are Carly Kincannon and Abby Gillan (both recent cast members of Spring Awakening at the Phoenix) and Charles Goad, who is coming back to theatre after taking a break for over two years.  

December 1            Thursday                      7:00 pm

December 2            Friday(Producer’s Party) 8:00 pm
December 3            Saturday                      8:00 pm
December 4            Sunday                         2:00 pm

December 8            Thursday                      7:00 pm
December 9            Friday                          8:00 pm
December 10          Saturday                      8:00 pm
December 11          Sunday                         2:00 pm

December 15          Thursday                      7:00 pm
December 16          Friday                          8:00 pm
December 17          Saturday                      8:00 pm
December 18          Sunday                         2:00 pm

December 20          Tuesday                       7:00 pm
December 21          Wednesday                  7:00 pm  
December 22          Thursday                      7:00 pm
December 23          Friday                          8:00 pm  

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays: $15 CheapSeats
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: $25 for adults; $15 for ages 20 and under
Group rates are available for parties of 12 or more.

During the run of the Xmas show, the annual Phoenix Holiday Silent Auction will be held in the theatre lobby. Auction items are displayed in our lobby for patrons to bid on before, during intermission and after the show.

Tickets: call 317-635-7529 or at  All seating is general admission on a first-come, first-served basis. The Phoenix Pub, located inside the theatre, offers beer, wine, soft drinks, coffee, and bottled water, as well as treats, and all refreshments may be taken into either theatre and consumed during the performance.

Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated columnist, travel writer, performing arts and restaurant critic. Catch her as Indy’s Arts & Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC, and follow her on Twitter @GottaGo and Facebook. Gotta Go is published in the following newspapers: South Sider Voice, Indiana Weekender, New Palestine Reporter, Pendleton Times Reporter and Fortville-McCordsville Reporter.

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