November 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
CHRISTMAS BINGO: It’s a Ho-Ho-Holy Night
Returns for 2016 Holiday Season at the Royal George
Christmas Hasn’t Changed, But We Have!
Vicki Quade returns as our favorite bingo playing former nun in the holiday comedy, Christmas Bingo: It’s a Ho-Ho-Holy Night, opening Nov. 25 at the Royal George Theater in Chicago for the 2016 holiday season.
The production runs Nov. 25, 2016 to January 1, 2017.
And this year, the show will feature lots of new material and a special twist on the story of the Annunciation.
Four actresses will share the role during the holiday season. They are Vicki Quade, Kathleen Puls Andrade, Cheryl Roy, and Lisa Braatz.
Written by Vicki Quade, co-creator of the comedy, Late Nite Catechism, Christmas Bingo is the second installment in Quade’s bingo series, which also includes the long-running hit Bible Bingo. The show was selected as one of 10 holiday shows highlighted by Chris Jones, the Chicago Tribune’s theater critic.
In this interactive comedy, audience members play bingo while also answering questions about Christmas traditions, the origin of St. Nick, where do candy canes come from, miracles in the Bible . . . and a clever re-creation of the Annunciation, complete with audience members in angel wings and halos.
In its review, The Chicago Reader recommended the show, saying, “Vicki Quade has made a career out of Catholic comedy (Late Nite Catechism, Bible Bingo), and she’s in top form here.”
Today’s Fan, an online review site, calls Christmas Bingo, “delightful.” “You will be engaged by the show’s uniquely interactive approach that involves a bingo game with real prizes. Its entertaining aspect comes from the hilarity that ensues as Quade tackles off-beat myths and outrageous facts about Christmas.”
Tickets are $30, with discounts for groups.
Show dates are: November 25 through January 1. No show Christmas Day. Times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Christmas Eve show time moves to 5 p.m. For tickets, call the Royal George Theater, 1641 N. Halsted, Chicago. 312-988-9000.
For more information about the show, go to www.nuns4fun.com
IF YOU GO:
ROYAL GEORGE THEATRE
Performance Dates: November 25 through January 1, 2017.
Performance Times: Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
No performance Christmas Day.
Location: Royal George Theater, 1641 N. Halsted, Chicago.
Run Time: This show is approximately 2 hours long, with one intermission.
Tickets: $30, group rates available.
To Purchase: 312-988-9000, or visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/Christmas-Bingo-Its-a-HoHoHoly-Night-tickets/artist/1923667