The Merlin Players of the Paradise Center for the Arts in Faribault, Minnesota produced The Santa Diaries as their 2014 Christmas show. 
 
The Paradise Center for the Arts is a regional theater attracting audiences and talent from Owatonna, Faribault, Northfield, Waseca, the Twin Cities, Albert Lea and Rochester. Over the past 19 seasons, The Merlin Players has provided high quality entertainment to over 50,000 people in southern Minnesota.


Ambler and Burt attended the last three performances to packed houses, and were thrilled to see this adaptation where the East Coast Casserole Ladies became mid-west Hot Dish ladies. The play was directed by Julianna Skluzacek.