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This musical was first presented with the title, Cancel
. The responses received from the musical,
and the books, sold at the productions, were very
favorable. However over the years, it seemed as
if the word “Cancel” kept many people away.
Christmas is not cancelled, nor are any of the characters
harmed. This is really a joyous musical for children of all
ages. Most adults who came with their children adored
the story and the musical. Thus a new title.

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A WONDERFUL, FUN  story about Santa Claus. 
Your children will LOVE IT.
 A Christmas Story for children of all ages.

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NOTICE: No workshop until further notice. Also auditioning for future productions. For Appointment call Sam (541) 631-8545.

The comedy CAN YOU SEE HIM NOW? has been well received, not only in Ashland but also in a few venues in California. We are looking for some actors to fill some of the roles for a full production. Also, we need some volunteers to help with the sets, promo, and setup. If you know of anyone, please send them our way. We start the setup one hour before the show.

We are planning some new monologues and staged readings for future productions. We will be holding auditions for parts in “Can You See Him Now?” and future productions.

Workshops are free!
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More information about workshops click here!

The illustrated book,
Cancel Christmas,
Title changed to:
is published

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To read the History of the musical: Click here!.




To the people in, or near, the city of Ashland; come join us: actors, dancers, singers, technical people, costume and make-up people, and anyone who wants to be part of a community project, by helping in anyway they can. Children of all ages, from seven up to any age, are invited to attend and participate. All people who would like to work on, or sponsor, this wonderful project.

Free workshops will be given to all who are involved.

Have fun!!
Cancel Christmas

The illustrated version is now available. Below is a copy of the front cover, and a few pages of the illustrated book, adapted from the play that first appeared on the stage of the Sebastiani Theatre in Sonoma CA. Each chapter has an illustration at the header, plus 4 full page illustrations by the very creative artist, Cindi Valverde.

Read the history of Cancel Christmas
Title changed to: ELVES SAVE CHRISTMAS

See the Sebastiani Theater
Home of Cancel Christmas now titled ELVES SAVE CHRISTMAS

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A review from Outskirts Press:

I want to give you my overall impression of your work: What you have submitted for publication is a wonderful story.  Your prose is nicely developed with an amazing voice; this coupled with your use of dialogue really helps to create round believable characters.

Dialogue can make or break a story.  Sometimes it can become a distracter – not in your case. You have used the right balance of description and dialogue in your story and really use it to your advantage.  You allow your reader to connect with your characters through this element and you use it to keep your plot moving along.  I must say that you really have a knack for developing your characters. I could picture your setting – each character – everything! 

Without strong characterization your work would be flat and lifeless which would not keep the attention of the reader you seem to be targeting.   You have a terrific writing style and really know how to capture the adolescent reader.

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Cindi Valverde's beautiful art work from paper cutouts. If you've read the book you will recognize some of the characters.

Cindi Valverde
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Cindi: You are the greatest.
Below is some of her work in progress.





That is Sam playing Santa.
Besides writing, directing and producing Cancel Christmas, one season, I also performed in it.


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** Notice ** Publishers, Producers and Directors interested in producing the screenplay, the play or publishing the book, please contact me:

   To the Eagle Rock Stage web site.
   To read the last page of the play.
   To read a sample of the book.
   To read the script for the play.
   To order this book click here.
   Cancel Christmas Photo Gallery
   Read some history about Cancel Christmas
   See the ad  for Cancel Christmas with Barnes & Noble.
   Other Books click here.
   Cancel Christmas Comments
   Art work of Penny (Coltrin) Layne, Illustrator
   If there are enough requests, a Spanish version of Cancel Christmas will be made available.

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This offer will be good until Christmas.

Benefits and fund raisers are being scheduled for the
production of the play in Ashland, Oregon.

If you would like to be involved in this project,
receive acting, dancing, and voice lessons
 please call (541) 631-8545

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