Little Nelly has a problem. She can’t stop coughing. Well, you know, it’s that time of year. The Smith Brothers (Trade and Mark, you remember) have run out of stock, having stocked so many Christmas stockings. So Nelly has to find another solution to get down her throat. Maybe she’ll find something powerful enough in Wei Hung Lo’s Poppy Palace.

But wait! First, there’s a floor show featuring a song and dance number called “Three Little Dope Fiend Hos Are We” which, suspiciously sounds like something from W.S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan during a carousing night on the town.

Alas, The Strombergs have been separated from each other on ice flows, clinging for dear life after having grabbed space by pushing off other occupants including Little Eliza and her infant. But the Ice Fairies may come to the rescue.

Shades of Riverdance could shake the floorboards of the Little House on the Prairie, where somebody’s nuts may get cracked. And it looks as if the Stromberg’s adopted bastard son Experience is in for a bumpy ride. Meanwhile, his half-sister Chastity ponders the conception of virgin birth.

What the Dickens is this? It’s Little Nelly’s Naughty Noël brought back to life again at Blue Barn Theatre, a ghost of Christmas Past from 13 years ago where Scrooge’s twisted doorknob yells in pain. 

Omaha’s Tim Siragusa and Jill Anderson put this whole thing into a noggy blender. She’s lived and worked in Chicago, LA , New York and Omaha with gigs at Barter Theatre in Virginia, the New York Festival of Song, the Orlando Philharmonic and other stuff. More info:  As for Tim, you might want to peek into

Maybe you shouldn’t take the kids along; better leave the little lambs in the stable.

Little Nelly’s Naughty Noël rollicks from Nov.27-Dec.20 at Blue Barn Theatre, 1106 South 10th St.  Thurs.-Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, &20: 6 p.m., Weds. Dec. 16: 7:30 p.m., Sun. Dec.20:2 p.m., Sat. Dec. 12 & 19: 10 p.m. Tickets: $25-$30.

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