Hole in the Wall Theater
116 Main Street
New Britain, CT


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  November 30, 2015

Todd Santa Maria, Publicity, Holiday Showcases, Hole in the Wall Theater, tcps76@gmail.com

1940s Radio Celebrities, Santa Claus, Anna and Elsa to Visit Hole in the Wall Theater in Two Holiday Showcases

The Hole in the Wall Theater (HITW) in New Britain, will present two family friendly productions that are sure to put you in the holiday spirit: Christmas Live Old Time Radio, and Frozen Fever with Elsa, Anna and Christmas Live Old Time Radio, under the direction of Stephanie Layne (New Britain) runs on December 11 & 12 at 8:00pm. Frozen Fever with Elsa, Anna and  Santa Claus plays on December 18th with doors opening at 5:30pm and the show starting on 6:00pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door and online at www.hitw.org. Prices for each are below:

Christmas Old Time Radio

Ticket Price: $20.00 (General Admission) and $15.00 (Students & Seniors)

Frozen Fever with Elsa, Anna and Santa Claus

Ticket Price: $20.00 per child. Parent or guardian admitted without charge. Seating is limited, so please reserve your tickets early.

Christmas Live Old Time Radio takes a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. The hilarious radio shows of the 1940s are brought to life, and you are the studio audience. You’ll hear from Jack Benny, Orson Wells, Burns and Allen, Ed Wynn, Marlene Dietrich, The Bickersons, Baby Snooks, Our Miss Brooks and many more. The show features the talents of the region’s finest actors including: James DeMarco, Joshua Ives, Eric Jolicoeur, Tony Palmieri, Johnny Peifer (all from New Britain), Abby Auden, Heather Auden (both from Colchester), Denise Clapsaddle, David Sousa (both from Torrington) JoAnn DeWind (Berlin), Barbara Gallow, Miriam Neiman (Newington), David Macharelli (Waterbury), Kelley Mountzoures (Plainville), Deborah Thaler (West Hartford) and Dianne Zabor (Canton).

HITW will be transformed into a magical wonderland with elves taking pictures with Santa Claus for Frozen Fever. It promises to be a fun night filled with face painting, hot chocolate, meet-and-greets with Santa and performances from Elsa and Anna. This is the last Friday before Christmas, so it is the perfect time to remind Santa that you’ve been a good boy or girl.

Visit www.hitw.org for more information and updates.

About Hole in the Wall Theater:

Hole in the Wall Theater (HITW) has been a leader and beacon in the Greater Hartford arts community since 1972.  It is an award-winning, non-profit community theater and staffed entirely by volunteers. HITW was founded by Ray Shinn and Ted Guhl; both of whom were instrumental in the theater’s mission and longevity.  It is HITW’s goal to present theater to all regardless of resources. Unique in its creation as well as the manner in which it was run, HITW was the only theater in the state to run solely by its members through its biweekly gatherings, termed “General Meeting.” General Meeting is responsible for choosing the plays presented, maintaining the physical plant, and creating, revising, and upholding the philosophy of the Theater.

Over the course of four decades, the theater has seen many homes throughout New Britain including Oak Street, North Street, Harvard Street, and its current home on Main Street.  Despite its location, the philosophy of presenting Quality Theater to everyone remains the same.