The 12 Ways of Christmas

If holiday celebrations at your house consist of playing “Pull my finger” with Uncle Joe at the dinner table and arguing over which football game to watch on television, let the Ensemble Theatre’s annual production of The Twelve Ways of Christmas show you what you’re missing. Twelve Ways recounts a dozen views of Christmas through song, dance and a healthy dose of comedy. The Family Christmas segment features a good-natured battle of the sexes, with women joking about their husbands who are passed out in turkey-induced comas. The Child’s Christmas segment sees the cast revert to excited children anxious to sneak a peek at their presents. Among the others presented, there’s the Romantic Christmas (we don’t need to explain that one, do we?), the Military Christmas and the True Christmas, which is the most uplifting, with spirited gospel singing. (Other segments feature jazz, R&B and traditional music.) The show opens November 28 and runs at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays. Through December 28. 3535 Main. For information, call 713-520-0055 or visit www.ensemblehouston.com. $20 to $45.
Thursdays-Sundays. Starts: Nov. 22. Continues through Dec. 8, 2008
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