Tis the season for businesses to capitalize on the holiday season, and the business of show is no exception. Local theatre listings for December are replete with Dickensian tales, miracles on some street or another, and Red Ryder BB guns. And then there are the companies that stage a piece that is a “holiday show” only insofar as it takes place on or around Christmas, thereby giving them an excuse to deck the set with boughs of holly and play carols in the lobby.
The thrill you get from doing your work is the single most important thing in the world. When the good folks of The Salem Players take to the stage with as much dedication, commitment, love, and enthusiasm as they do for their current production of George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber’s The Royal Family, it is easy to see that they understand this line of thinking. Directed by John D’Amato, who makes his directorial debut with the comedy in three acts,