Annoyance

The Great Annoyance Melodrama and Vaudeville Holiday Revue

Directed by C.J. Tuor

@ 8:00 | Mainstage

$12, $8 for students

About the Show

“A family-friendly farce featuring a fantastic fight for a fir!”

The Great Annoyance Melodrama and Vaudeville Holiday Revue presents a seasonal comedy show packed full of talent, excitement and the worst gingerbread cookies in the world.

In a theater experience straight out of yesteryear, the assembled cast puts on a melodrama titled “The 12 Games of Christmas” or “How a Town Pined for a Tree.” The story revolves around a chaotic competition for the right to decorate the tallest tree in town. While the action unfolds, the vaudevillian players tap dance, tell jokes and profess their love to classic Holiday characters…in song!

Full of pratfalls, music, running gags, dancing guys and gals, a brave hero and a sinister villain.
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll boo, you’ll cheer at high-drama thrills and the winter chills. So come on down for a seasonal celebration the whole family will enjoy…expect Uncle Trevor…but that guy doesn’t like anything.

The People

C.J. Tuor, Director

C.J. is a graduate of the Illinois State University Theater Education Program and The Second City Conservatory. He has performed at the UP Comedy Club, iO Chicago and with Second City Theatricals aboard the Norwegian Dawn Cruise Ship. He is … Continue reading C.J. Tuor

Robbie Ellis, Musical Director

Robbie Ellis is a composer, music director, broadcaster and other. He’s been the resident music director for Hitch-cocktails at The Annoyance Theater since February 2015. He has composed two shows for The Annoyance (Ask Your Doctor and The Great Annoyance … Continue reading Robbie Ellis

Cast Members

Media & Reviews

Chicago Reader says:

“C.J. Tuor’s goofy production….succeeds in capitalizing on the antics of a cartoonish, physical cast of ten.”

Arts Alive says:

“A classic holiday experience straight out of another age…everyone’s gonna love it!