New Edgecliff’s “Santaland Diaries/12 Dates of Christmas” Earns LCT Nomination

Panelists for the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) have recognized New Edgecliff Theatre’s Santaland Diaries/12 Dates of Christmas with an LCT nomination for lead actress (Annie Kalahurka).

In Santaland Diaries, Everyone’s favorite elf, Crumpet, the elf fixated on spastic children, obnoxious parents, nutty co-workers and, oh yeah, One Life to Live, is back in an alternative holiday favorite. Then, in The 12 Dates of Christmas: what happens when Mary sees her fiancé making out with his co-worker on national TV at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? She dumps him and then spends the next year being set up, hooked up, strung up, and fed up as she navigates her life “alone” as a New York actor in her thirties.

Annie Kalahurka’s performance as Annie was praised by panellists, noting that “her command of the hour-long one-woman show showcased a mastery of comedy, drama, and multiple characters and voices.”

Santaland Diaries/12 Dates of Christmas continues through December 8th. Tickets can be purchased at

Final LCT awards will be determined at the end of the season and announced at the LCT gala in the spring.