Harding University
May 25, 2011

First Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre show for 2011 premieres June 9

The 2011 Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre season will kick off at Harding
University June 9 with its first show, “Every Christmas Story Ever
Told (And Then Some).”

The dinner theatre theme this year is ‘Tis the Season to be Jolly, and
this comedy by Michael Carleton, Jim Fitzgerald and John K. Alvarez
fits right in. The plot focuses on three actors who, instead of
performing Charles Dickens' beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth
time, decide to perform every Christmas story ever told — plus
seasonal icons, holiday traditions, pop culture, and every carol ever
sung. It is a silly, madcap romp through the happiest holiday season.

The play runs June 9-12 and 16-18 with a buffet dinner beginning at
6:30 p.m. Season tickets are $60, and individual show tickets are $25.
Tickets may be ordered at www.hardingtickets.com or in person at the
box office. Box office hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Monday,
Wednesday and Friday. For more information, call 501-279-4580.

Other plays in the summer series are “Christmas Belles,” a comedy by
Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, running June 30, July
1-3 and July 7-9 and “Plaid Tidings,” a musical by Stuart Ross with
music by James Raitt, Brad Ellis, Raymond Berg, and David Snyder,
running July 21-24 and 28-30.

All shows are held in the Ulrey Performing Arts Center on the Harding
University campus and begin with a 6:30 p.m. buffet dinner.