The Stevensville Playhouse is producing a live comedy performance of “Christmas Belles” by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten,” Dec. 2 – 18. 

Dawn Shinn is co-directing with Gretchen Spiess.

“I decided I needed to attempt directing and Gretchen took me under her wing and showed me how it is done,” Shinn said. “We’ve been having a grand old time.”

Spiess said the play is about three sisters from Texas trying to put on the greatest Christmas Pageant but everything goes terribly wrong.

“It is covering all the stresses and joys of the season through laughter,” Spiess said. “This is a great show for the whole family.”

Shinn said Christmas production is fun.

“The Futrelle sisters are putting on the Christmas pageant,” Shinn said. “It is a comedy with too many fried jalapenos, a kidney stone and more.”

Shin said the cast is fabulous.

“They are fun, patient and working well together so the play seems very natural,” she said.

The cast of “Christmas Belles” includes: April Floyd as GJ; Becci Noah - Honey Rae; Bob Shinn – Dub; Daphne Jackson - Rhonda Lynn Lampley; Doreen Roos – Geneva Musgrave; Eric Rasmussen - John Curtis; Julie Emnett - Patsy Price; Laura Hunt – Frankie; Mason Calloway – Justin Waverly; Shirley Clay - Twink; and Steven Christensen- Raynerd Chisum.

The crew of “Christmas Belles” includes: Jada Berning – lights; Michael Rees , Gretchen Spiess, Steven Christensen – set; Karen Wandler - props and costumes; Dawn Shinn - poster and playbill; Dawn Shinn and Gretchen Spiess - co-directors.

Shinn said the audience will enjoy the highly entertaining play.

“It is a comedy of errors that gets you to laugh,” Shinn said. “Come relax and enjoy a fun start to the Christmas season.”

Enjoy the Stevensville Playhouse production of “Christmas Belles.” Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m., Dec. 2 – 18, at the Stevensville Playhouse, 319 Main St. Stevensville. Tickets cost $12 for adults, $10 for older than 65 and 12 and under and are available at the door or online at stevensvilleplayhouse.org. For more information call 406-777-2722, the box office is open one and a half hours before show time.

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