Win FREE tickets to SECRET SANTA!

Secret Santa logoSecret Santa opens this Friday at New Britain Youth Theater! For a chance to win four tickets—to your choice of the Friday, Saturday or Sunday performance—just comment on this post with either the BEST or the WORST Secret Santa gift that you’ve ever received. (Be sure to specify whether it was the best or worst because, as you know, “one man’s trash….”) On Thursday, one “best gift” and one “worst gift” will be randomly chosen—so there’ll be two winners of four tickets each. Comments must be entered by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. Winners will be notified through another post on this blog on Thursday, December 6, 2012. Tickets will be held at the door for pick-up. There is no purchase necessary to qualify or to to win.

Secret Santa tells the story of a school where outrageous pranks and selfish behavior bring down the Christmas season. Can the rumor that Santa’s own child is among them help to lift students’ spirits and finally make them behave? Filled with familiar Christmas music and a madcap Winter Carnival, the play was written by Denise Clapsaddle, author of last season’s I’m Getting Nothin’ for Christmas. The NBYT production, co-directed by Darren Farrington and Nicki LaPorte, will be the play’s premiere.

“This is a fun, fast-paced show that combines comedy, mystery and a feel-good Christmas message,” said Farrington, adding that the show stars children ages 5 through 14 and is appropriate for audiences of all ages. The cast of over forty children has come together from New Britain, Berlin, Bristol, Farmington, Middletown, Plainville, Southington, Torrington and West Hartford. The production’s venue, at Jefferson Elementary School located at 140 Horse Plain Road in New Britain near the Farmington border, is a 300-seat community performance space with recent renovations.

Secret Santawill be performed on Friday, December 7, at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, December 8, at 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday, December 9, at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $10 for children, students, and seniors. Special group rates are available for parties of ten or more. Tickets may be reserved by calling New Britain Youth Theater at 860-515-8115 or may be purchased online at Brown Paper Tickets.

NBYT is also collecting toys for the Hartford County office of Toys for Tots. New unwrapped toys may be donated at any one of the Secret Santa performances.