Chandler James (from left), Mile Pinter, Matt Hoyle rehearse a scene for the Haylofters’ upcoming musical comedy “A Good Old Fashioned Redneck Country Christmas.”

Musical comedy to run next two weekends

The Burlington Haylofters will present “A Good Old Fashioned Redneck Country Christmas,” a musical comedy, on Dec. 3-5 and 10-12 at the Malt House Theater, 109 N. Main St.

Friday and Saturday performances will start at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday shows are slated for 2 p.m.

The story is a modern day Christmas story of a miracle occurring on Christmas Eve. Three wise – or not so wise – men, Bill (played by Mike Pinter,) Dave (Matt Hoye,) and Jimmy (Chandler James,) instead of being home and participating in traditional Christmas activities decide to head to the mountains to hunt and drink beer.

The three women they leave behind, Lou (Carol Goelder), Barbie Jo (Nicole Beard) and ND Darlene (Rose Pinter) are not happy with the guys’ decision. It will take a miracle to get these redneck families back together.

Other members of the cast include, a narrator (Maureen Lavin), Mary Sue (Jess Smith), Mark (Jacob Busch) and Charlene (Amy Bates.)

The musical is co-directed by Pamela Schroeder and Julie Busch.

Tickets at $18 each are available for all performances and may be purchased at or in person one hour prior to each performance.