• ATLANTIC BEACH EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE
2017-2018 | SEASON 26

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THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS SHOW (abridged)

DEC 8 9 10 15 16 17 22 23 | FRI & SAT 8PM SUN 2PM

CHILDREN $10 (under 18  and when accompanied by an adult)

TICKETS

by REED MARTIN and AUSTIN TICHENOR

directed by JASON COLLINS

COMEDY | Welcome to the Annual Holiday Variety Show and Christmas Pageant at St. Everybody’s Non-Denominational Universalist Church. An irreverent yet heartwarming trip through the holidays, full of festive, funny, physical, family fun as these Three Wise Guys send up and celebrate our favorite holiday traditions.

White Elephant Gift Exchange | Bring an inexpensive ($5 to $10) funny, weird, or unusual gift with you to the show. We’ll be doing a gift exchange and you’ll have the opportunity to choose a gift, or steal one from someone else! Examples of the type of gift are: a David Hasselhoff poster, or perhaps a CD of Latoya Jackson’s greatest hits. You get the idea. Be creative!
REVIEWS .
This show, one of the funniest ever staged by ABET, is a celebration of joy and laughter.. an irreverent yet heartwarming trip through the holidays.. Under the outstanding direction of Jason Collins, ABET’s production is festive, laugh out loud funny and full of physical comedy madness. The cast, comprised of Austin Kelley, Stephanie Santiago and Kyle Reeves, live up to their billing as “Three Wise Guys.” Their high energy antics and comic timing are spot on. The show features plenty of audience interaction and the cast members demonstrate marvelous improvisational skills.. If you’re looking for some holiday cheer, don’t miss The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged). | READ FULL ARTICLE 
− Tamara McClaran, BUZZ
The three actors make a marvelous team.. If you like to laugh, this is the show for you. The humor just seemed to roll off the stage in waves of laughter and you could not ask for a more perfectly cast threesome. | READ FULL ARTICLE 
− Dick Kerekes and Leisla Sansom, EU Jacksonville
photography by SUSAN ROCHE
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THE CAST .
Austin Kelley
AUSTIN KELLEY
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Stephanie Santiago
STEPHANIE SANTIAGO
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Kyle Reeves
KYLE REEVES
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PRODUCTION TEAM .

director: JASON COLLINS
stage manager: STEPHANIE DROG
light and sound design: BRYAN FRANK
light and sound tech: GORDON FRANK
light and sound operator: BETSY TOTTEN DARNELL
costume design: AMY TILLOTSON
scenic artist: JEAN LIJOI
set construction: BRIAN JOHNSON, GORDON FRANK, BRYAN FRANK
poster design: SHEPHERD
web design and social media marketing: CARYL BUTTERLEY
production photography: SUSAN ROCHE
program: CELIA FRANK, DAGHER PRINTING
opening night reception: AUDREY DEARBORN, THERESA ROOKEY, KEN ROOKEY, WALTER KRUPINSKI, BEV DENEEN, CAROL KALATA, SUSAN CATHCART, KAREN LAHEY

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KYLE REEVES played Leontes, Pompey, and Sir Andrew in UNF’s productions of The Winter’s Tale, Measure for Measure, and Twelfth Night, respectively. Back in Clearwater he played Tom in The Sisters Rosensweig at West Coast Players, Henry in The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker at Francis Wilson Playhouse, as well as ensemble roles for the Clearwater City Players’ productions of Hello Dolly and Carousel. Kyle is making his debut on ABET’s stage.

AUSTIN KELLEY is a senior at UNF majoring in English with a concentration in Theater and a minor in Film. He has played the Young Shepherd in The Winter’s Tale, Lucio in Measure for Measure, and Cain in Children of Eden. This is Austin’s first production with ABET.

STEPHANIE SANTIAGO was born and raised in St. Augustine, briefly studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and then transferred to Florida State University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Earlier this year she appeared in Limelight Theatre’s production of I Ought to Be in Pictures. Her favorite past roles include  Granny in The Beverly Hillbillies, Violet Beauregarde in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Rhonda in Almost, Maine. Stephanie was most recently seen on ABET’s stage in The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds.

JASON COLLINS (director) has a BA in Theatre and Dramatic Arts from Ferrum College and worked iprofessionally for Theatre West Virginia, C.L.I.M.B. theatre company, and Merry-Go-Round Playhouse. Acting credits include Twelgth Night (Sir Toby Belch), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Nick Bottom and Demetrius), A Moon for the Misbegotten (Jim Tyrone), A Lonesome West (Valene), and Hatfields and McCoys (Jim Vance). Directing credits include Superior Donuts, Clybourne Park, Visiting Mr.Green, Shipwrecked, and Wrong Turn at Lungfish. Jason is a member of the writing group Groundling Scribes and the sketch comedy troupe Awkward Silence. He teaches drama at Lake Forest and Brentwood Elemetary School. Jason was last seen on ABET’s stage in the title role of Macbeth. This is his first time directing at ABET,