New Jersey Stage

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


(CINNAMINSON, NJ) -– With the arrival of the holiday season, Burlington County Footlighters celebrates with Mrs. Claus Goes On Strike, an original musical for the whole family, December 4 and 5, 2010. Performances are Saturday at 11 am, 1 & 3 pm and Sunday at 1 & 3 pm at The Playhouse, 808 Pomona Road in Cinnaminson, NJ.

With book and lyrics by Maple Shade resident Beth Rancani and music by Cinnaminson resident Matt Becker, Mrs. Claus Goes on Strike is a family-friendly musical that is sure to get audiences in the holiday spirit.

Mrs. Claus is feeling overworked and underappreciated. She is always by Santa's side taking care of the reindeer, wrapping presents and making sure the dolls look their very best on Christmas morning. She cooks, cleans and organizes the big guy's workshop and no one notices what goes on behind the scenes. All the glory goes to Santa Claus. So, one day she decides it is time to go on strike and teach those boys a lesson. Her absence is felt by all, and Santa's elves try and fill the void by interviewing a variety of characters to fill her shoes. Christmas is fast approaching and no one is happy....especially Santa, who misses his wife more than he will admit.

Tickets are $5. For reservations or additional information, call 856-829-7144 or visit

Funding has been made possible in part by the NJ State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, from a grant to the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Department of Resource Conservation, Division of Cultural Affairs & Tourism.