Burglary, hypnosis, mistaken identity and Santa Claus have the run of the stage during the Maples Repertory Theatre’s production of the holiday farce “Sorry!  Wrong Chimney!” playing at the historic Royal Theatre through Dec. 14.


Burglary, hypnosis, mistaken identity and Santa Claus have the run of the stage during the Maples Repertory Theatre’s production of the holiday farce “Sorry!  Wrong Chimney!” playing at the historic Royal Theatre through Dec. 14.
Performers include Ashley McKay and Ryan Bowie, who played ‘Sharpay’ and ‘Ryan’ in this summer’s popular production, “High School Musical.”  Todd Davison, artistic director of the company, says that like “High School Musical,” the upcoming production will be fun for people of all ages.
The director of “Sorry! Wrong Chimney!,” Brandon McShaffrey, notes that he has traveled from Philadelphia to Macon to direct and choreograph Maples Repertory productions for three years in row, including “I Do! I Do!,” “Sweet Charity,” and “Dames at Sea.”  McShaffrey says, “The enthusiastic and responsive audiences drawn to the Maples Repertory performances are a credit to the region.”
The cast of “Sorry!  Wrong Chimney!” will also perform their favorite seasonal and show songs on Dec. 4 during a Holiday Cabaret.  The event offers patrons the opportunity of enjoying the talents of Maples Repertory players in an intimate, club-like setting, for just $10 per ticket.
 Season tickets for 2009’s shows are also now on sale and are the most cost-effective way to see all six productions: “My Fair Lady,” “Charley’s Aunt,” “Murder By the Book,” “Barefoot in the Park,” “Little Shop of Horrors” and “Every Christmas Story Every Told.”
For additional information about “Sorry! Wrong Chimney!” or season tickets, contact the box office at (660) 385-2924 or visit www.maplesrep.com.  Reduced-rate tickets for individual performances are always available for attendees aged 18 or younger and groups of 20 or more.
Maples Repertory Theatre is a professional theater company in Macon, a town of 5,500 in north central Missouri.  In 2004, the company opened its first season of three shows.  In 2009, Maples Repertory Theatre plans six full-scale productions, two cabaret concerts and a series of small “Afterglow” cabarets.  According to Artistic Director Todd Davison, this growth is due to the support of the local community.
A 10-year renovation project on the historic Royal Theatre (c. 1889) has provided a facility in which to experience live theater in an intimate setting.