See Ray Bradbury’s Merry Christmas 2116

Gallimaufry Performing Arts will be presenting the world premiere of Ray Bradbury’s Merry Christmas 2116, a brand new musical by Ray Bradbury, beginning November 5.

Ray Bradbury’s Merry Christmas 2116 follows Mr. & Mrs. Wycherly as they celebrate their fortieth wedding anniversary.  It seems they are both disillusioned with their reflections in the mirror and wish they could do something to help their spouses as they age.  Enter Mr. Marionette, who arrives just in time to help the aging Wycherlys find the perfect Christmas gift for each other. What follows is pure Bradbury charm, wit and mystique. Told entirely through song and dance, this new musical is perfect for both Halloween and Christmas.

Performances will be presented at the Festival of Arts Forum Theatre in Laguna Beach as scheduled through November 15. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling (949) 499-5060.

[Thanks to John King Tarpinian for the story.]

Update 10/31/2009: John King Tarpinian adds that this musical was originally written for Elsa Lanchester and Charles Laughton.

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