Navigating a maze and riding a ghost train to your seat is not common in theatre.
But Tauranga Musical Theatre is once again transforming Westside Theatre into an ageing castle, and upping the ante with even more surprises than those sprung on last year's sellout audience.
A Very Scary Xmas 2! is set in Victorian times. Evil Lord Jack will take over the mansion if Lord Henry (his brother) does not lose his virginity before midnight.
Director Daniel Pepperell, choreographer Lianne Howell and musical director Elise Rohde have been pushing the cast of 24 through their paces and are thrilled with the progress.
Energetic dancing, well-known pop songs, and groan-inducing jokes will make it perfect for groups or for just you and a friend - you will need someone to hold on to through the maze.
A Very Scary Xmas 2! Westside Theatre, 17th Ave, Tauranga, November 16 to December 8.
Book at TicketDirect 577 7188; adults: $28, members $25; book a table for eight and get a ninth seat free. Bar available. Doors open 7pm, Allow time to find your way through the maze for the show start time of 8pm.