Enjoy “The Year Without a Panto Claus” with Theatre Nova

Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor’s resident nonprofit professional theatre, will be puting on “The Year Without a Panto Claus” by Carla Milarch and R. MacKenzie Lewis on Dec. 15 through Jan. 7, 2024.

According to a press release sent out by Theatre NOVA, “Santa’s been watching too much depressing cable news again. When he decides to take the year off, elves Jingle and Jangle search the globe to find him and bring back Christmas cheer.”

This is from the same minds of “An Almost British Christmas” and “Sugar Plum Panto.” Directed by Carla Milarch, with music direction by Brian Buckner, featuring Monica Spencer, Roxy Carlin, Aya Jackson, Kori Fay, and Leah Fox.  The production team includes Monica Spencer (scenic), Jeff Alder (lighting), Genevieve Compton (costume), Becky Fox (props), and Briana O’Neal (stage management).

Shoes will be 7:30 p.m. on Fridays, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays.

All Friday performances except Opening Night will be mask-required. This policy is subject to change, following fluctuating local, state, and federal guidelines. Please check our current COVID-19 policy before your scheduled performance date.

To purchase tickets, memberships, flex passes and subscriptions visit TheatreNOVA.org. Tickets may also be purchased in person one hour before each performance.

Guests will be able to begin being seated 30 minutes before each performance. There will be ample free parking available.

General admission tickets are $30 ($12 for kids 16 years and under.) For those who need them, Theatre NOVA continues to make theatre accessible by offering pay-what-you-can tickets.410 W Huron St, Ann Arbor.

Performance Schedule

Dec. 15, 2023 – Jan. 7 2024
Fri., Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m. – Opening Night
Sat., Dec. 16, 3:00 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m. – Student Night (student ticket $12)
Sun., Dec. 17, 2:00 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m. – mask required
Sat., Dec. 23, 3:00 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 23, 7:30 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 24, 2:00 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 29, 7:30 p.m. – mask required
Sat., Dec. 30, 3:00 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 30, 7:30 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 31, 2:00 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 5, 7:30 p.m. – mask required
Sat., Jan. 6, 3:00 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 6, 7:30 p.m.

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