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EVCT Presents Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus


WHAT: Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus stage production

WHEN: December 3-13, 2015; 7:00PM on Thursdays and Fridays, 4:00PM and 7:00PM on Saturdays, 2:00PM on Sundays

WHERE: Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa

WHO: East Valley Children's Theatre

TICKET INFORMATION: $15 for adults, $11 for children 17 and under; group rates available. Tickets can be purchased by calling 480-644-6500 or going online to

DESCRIPTION: Two compelling stories come together in this heartwarming play inspired by the famous editorial by Francis P. Church. On Christmas Eve 1897 in New Your City, eight-year-old Virginia is left pondering whether or not Santa really exists after a series of unhappy events. Meanwhile, a young newspaper editor also struggles against tough holiday times as he is faced with losing his job if he can't find his writer's voice by morning. Even though they don't know each other, the spirit of Christmas is about to bring these people together, creating an unforgettable and cherished part of classic Christmas folklore.

SPECIAL NOTE: This is a completely original script written by EVCT's artistic director Karen Rolston. Five original songs were created for this production by local composer Kathie McMahon, as well as a sprinkling of favorite holiday tunes thrown in. This is the world premiere of this production, created especially for East Valley Children's Theatre. All cast members are between the ages of 8 and 18.

ATTACHMENT: Madeline McRoberts of Mesa as Virginia; Tanner Morris of Mesa as Francis Church

Photo taken by Penrod Photography


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