Ho! Ho! Ho! Here's a little theatrical something for putting you in the holiday spirit,"The Uncalled for Christmas Tour" makes a stop in Punta Gorda, Dec. 12, 7 p.m. at the Visual Arts Center. (210 Maud Street) This is an evening of Christmas storytelling and songs with three award-winning performers, the Uncalled for Trio, also known as Bil Lepp, Kim Weitkamp, and Andy Irwin. Tickets are available at the Center for $20. After a solid string of sold-out Christmas shows in 2010, the Trio is returning with a brand new show. Bil, Kim and Andy bring an endearing cast of characters alive through story. All the beautiful and humorous memories come alive through word and song.About the Uncalled for Trio Bil Lepp is a nationally renowned storyteller and five-time champion of the West Virginia Liars' Contest. His outrageous tall tales and witty stories have earned the appreciation of listeners of all ages and all walks of life. Though a champion liar, his hilarious, insightful stories often contain morsels of truth which shed light on subjects such as politics, religion, relationships, and human nature. Kim Weitkamp shares her original stories and songs to delighted audiences of all ages. She is a storyteller, singer, songwriter, author and recording artist. A recipient of two Storytelling World Awards, Kim has graced the stages of theaters and festivals throughout the continent. Her performances evoke, "hear a pin drop moments, followed by waves of raucous laughter!" Andy Irwin is a storyteller, humorist, singer, songwriter, musician, whistler, walking menagerie of sound effects and dialects, and so much more; some of his talents are hard to categorize. The recipient of numerous awards, Andy has also toured with the Kandinsky Trio. Early in his career, Andy performed with the comedic troupe, SAK Theatre at Walt Disney World, 1984-1989.
About the Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast
Florida's premier year-round eco-tourism destination, Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, The Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast, is known for its pristine, unspoiled beauty. The area has hosted seven major feature films, been featured on SAIL magazine's list of the "10 Greatest Places to Sail in the United States," ranked by Golf Digest as the "Third Best Place to Live and Play Golf in America," and rated by MONEY magazine as one of the "Best Places to Live in the South." For information about area events, activities and attractions, contact the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor and Convention Bureau, 1700 Tamiami Trail, Suite G-2, Port Charlotte, FL; 941-743-1900, or call toll free at 1-800-652-6090 for a free Visitor's Guide; or visit the Web site at CharlotteHarborTravel.com.