Pantochino’s ‘Life & Adventures of Santa Claus’ in Milford
“The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus,” this season’s holiday musical from Pantochino Productions Inc., is at the Center for the Arts in downtown Milford.
Based on the book by L. Frank Baum (“The Wizard of Oz), the new musical depicts Claus’ life, from his humble beginnings in an enchanted forest of mythical beings to his traditional toy deliveries around the world.
The musical “is a sweeping saga of love, joy and peace,” Bernardi said in a press statement. “It’s funny, uplifting and inspiring for audiences of all ages.”
Co-producer and costume designer Jimmy Johansmeyer added in the statement, “It’s fun to watch the three actors who play Claus — first as a young boy, then in his teenage years and finally as the man we all know and love.”
Joining Johansmeyer and Rugg in the cast are Pantochino favorites Mary Mannix, Shelley Marsh Poggio, Andrea Pane and Dale Allen. Also in the cast are Jaxon Beirne, Dani Corrigan, Nicholas Ferreira, Hazel Foley, Olivia Foley, Adeline Horne, Genevieve Horne, Nathan Horne, Brianna Joy Jackson, Hannah Kupson, Kylie Poggio, Nick Porello, Thea Ryan, Jane Shearin and Matthew Sullivan. The show features set designs by Von Del Mar, lighting by Jeff Carr, sound design by Sara Brown and Alejandro Lopez as stage manager.
Pantochino, a not-for-profit professional theatre company, is partnering with Milford Food2Kids, a local charitable organization created to bridge the food gap for some of the communities neediest children. “We’ll be taking a collection at each performance in support of this most worthy organization,” Bernardi said.
Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave., Milford. Fridays 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays 2 p.m. Through Sunday, Dec. 18. $20 online, $22 door. pantochino.com