Jr. Theatre holiday show has Santa tangling with some Martians at the La Jolla Firehouse

By Giovanni Moujaes

“Santa Claus vs. the Martians,” another San Diego Junior Theatre and West Coast premiere, hits the YMCA Firehouse at 7877 Herschel Ave, Dec. 2-18. This slapstick comedy is based on the 1964 B-movie, “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.”

The cast. Photo: G. Moujaes

Two of the Martians, Momar (Dariane Wood) and Kimar (Kaari McBride) decide to abduct Santa Claus (Fenton Pare’) so their Martian children will be able to have fun. The plan backfires when Voldar, the bad Martian (Katie Wegmann), plots to kill Santa Claus because of a deep bitterness against him.

What happens next?

“The play is serious, yet comical,” said director Katie Rodda. “It’s great for families, friends, and even sci-fi fans and Comic-Con lovers. I definitely recommend getting tickets!”

Showtimes are 7 p.m. Fridays; 2 and 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Dec. 18. Tickets are $11-$14 at Juniortheatre.com and (619) 239-8355. Plan to arrive early to allow for parking. —Giovanni Moujaes

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