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Warner Robins Little Theatre needs help saving Christmas —again

Annie Sinatra (Judy Marachino) sits with Kaylin Bailey (Little Debbie) before rehearsals for Warner Robins Little Theatre’s “Saving Christmas, Again.”
Annie Sinatra (Judy Marachino) sits with Kaylin Bailey (Little Debbie) before rehearsals for Warner Robins Little Theatre’s “Saving Christmas, Again.” Special to The Telegraph

For the second year in a row, Tyler Bryant has written a Christmas play.

“Saving Christmas, Again” carries the same theme as last year’s play, “Saving Christmas.” It opens Friday at Warner Robins Little Theatre.

Just like last year, the audience is asked to dress up in superhero and princess costumes to assist the cast in saving their favorite holiday.

“It is a wonderful community event for the whole family,” Bryant said.

In this year’s version, Mrs. Claus thinks Santa has gone off the deep end when he packs the sleigh full of suitcases and beach accessories right before Christmas. Thinking her husband is quitting the North Pole for good, Mrs. Claus employs the superheroes and princesses to assist.

Bryant wears three different hats for the play, serving as writer, director and an actor. He portrays the superhero Patriotic Man, who defends America all year — not just on July Fourth.

One of the Debbie downers, named Schnott Rockitt, played by Michael Castle, also has a plan to kidnap Santa, thereby stopping Christmas.

In Act Two, the scene changes to the traditional Christmas story with the overarching theme of Jesus saving the world.

Santa Claus, played by veteran actor and director Fred Hardin, will read from the book of Matthew.

Joseph is played by Ethan Mays, and Mary is played by Mary Rowland.

There will be musical singalongs throughout the show with carols such as “Jingle Bells,” among other favorites.

The cast of 15 includes three superheroes, three princesses, Santa and Mrs. Claus, five Debbie downers and two elves.

“The cast laughs well together,” Bryant said.

With a fun cast and a funny story, the play brings out the Christmas spirit with each performance.

“The play will make you laugh out loud,” Bryant said.

To give folks more opportunities to see the play, four performances will be presented. After each performance, there will be cookies and hot chocolate for the audience.

“Saving Christmas, Again”

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 9-10; 2:30 p.m. Dec 10-11

Where: Warner Robins Little Theatre, 502 S. Pleasant Hill Road, Warner Robins

Cost: $10 adults, $5 children

Information: 478-929-4579; wrlt.org

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