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1. ComedySportz has started a new kids series show for Christmas. It's called The ComedySportz Crew Saves Santa and it opens November 19. "The ComedySportz Crew has never been more excited! They are using the Imagination Machine to meet Santa Claus! But at the North Pole, Santa's been kidnapped by the evil Expensivo. The crew must use their ComedySportz imaginations to save Santa and stop Expensivo!" Exclamation marks are for kids! Get your sit on Santa's lap after the show - if you are a child.
2. Drury Lane Theatre is extending The Sound of Music through January 8, 2012. The production opens October 27.
3. MadKap Productions is premiering Clutter: The True Story of the Collyer Brothers Who Never Threw Anything Out at the Greenhouse Theater. It starts previews in January, and the play has an interesting background; it was written by Mark Saltzman, the man partially behind The Muppets and Sesame Street. It's a ripped from the headlines, based-on-a-true story tale of the Collyer brothers who became horders in their 1920s Harlem mansion. Thursday evening performances will be followed by "talkback sessions" with psychologist Dr. Scott Kaplan, who will talk about hoarding and other issues. Free therapy -- that's a pretty good deal.
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