East Lynne Theater Company Collecting for Food Closet

As usual, East Lynne Theater Company is accepting items for the Food Closet during the run of its holiday show. What is needed are boxed spaghetti, canned spaghetti, tomato sauce, bar soap, canned veggies and canned protein, like tuna.

There are five performances remaining of “The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus” – Sunday, Dec. 6 and Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 10-12 at 8 p.m., plus 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12. Location is the First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St. Tickets are $25, $15 for students and military (active/retired) and free for ages 12 and under. Dinner/Theater packages are available at Aleathea’s, Washington Inn and Blue Rose Inn.

ELTC’s artistic director Gayle Stahlhuth adapted and performs this L. Frank Baum tale about Santa’s upbringing on how he became immortal. As Baum created a unique world in “The Wizard of Oz” (1900), he did so again in this 1902 novel.

When Stahlhuth last performed this one-person tour-de-force in 2010, it was designated an “American Masterpiece,” part of the NEA’s “Masterpieces Series.”

2016 season tickets make a great gift – and only $88 for four shows, a $40 savings! Productions are “Rodgers’ Romance” with music by Richard Rodgers, “Dracula” (1927), S.N. Behrman’s “Biography” (1932), “Yuletide Tales” and “Detectives Holmes and Carter.” Season tickets may be purchased at the box office, through the website or by mailing a check to the office at 121 Fourth Ave., West Cape May, NJ 08204. For information and reservations, call ELTC at (609) 884-5898 or visit the website at www.eastlynnetheater.org.