BIGFOOT LODGE HOLIDAY JAMBOREE
Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St., Arcata
Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 5 to 7 at 8 p.m. and Sunday Dec. 8 at 2 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 12 to 14 at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $12 general/$10 seniors and members/$8 kids 12 and under.
CREAMERY DISTRICT – The Arcata Playhouse presents its annual holiday production featuring a quirky collection of comedy, song and special guests. This year’s Bigfoot Lodge Holiday Jamboree will highlight, you guessed it, the furry creature of local lore, Bigfoot. Bringing together a cast of local performers including Amy Tetzlaff, Ryan Musil, Meridith Anne Baldwin, Bob Wells and David Ferney, the show is directed by Jackie Dandeneau with live music by Tim Randles.
Join Virginia (Amy Tetzlaff) and Paul Blasebottom (Ryan Musil), pictured at left, who have recently relocated from Wisconsin to Humboldt County and taken over the Bigfoot Lodge, as they present the lodge’s annual holiday jamboree. They bring their quirky holiday traditions with festive songs backed up by a local community choir and hefty dose of holiday cheer.
Local Bigfoot expert Willard Fillmore (Bob Wells) keeps the legend and mystery of Bigfoot alive in this warm-hearted holiday tribute for the whole family.
Throw in a set and lobby design by local visual artists Lush Newton and Malia Penhall and some recycled holiday set pieces from SCRAP Humboldt along with a shadow play by James Hildebrandt, and you have a fun holiday performance event for the whole family.
Each night of the performances will feature two different special guests at the Bigfoot Lodge. Guests include the Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir, Art Jones, Steven Weven, Trish Riel and pooch, Damian Lange, Julie and Curtis Thompson, Shoshanna, Pacific Union School Choir and more. For a schedule of guest appearances, visit arcataplayhouse.org.
The Bigfoot Lodge Holiday Jamboree is generously sponsored by Tomas Jewelry. The Friday, Dec. 6 performance is a benefit for the Arcata Soroptomist with a special $15 ticket. Tickets are available at Wildberries Marketplace, brownpapertickets.com or (707) 822-1575.