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By Charles M. Schulz. Based on the television special by Lee Mendelson and Bill Melendez. Stage adaptation by Eric Schaeffer. 
Full Length Musical, Comedy, Christmas/Holiday, Contemporary

When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees among everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavour. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, he needs Linus' help to learn what the real meaning of Christmas is.

Book by David Church and Jim Webber. Music and Lyrics by Joe Patrick Ward.
Full Length Musical, Dark Comedy, Christmas/Holiday, 1950s

Judy Garland is primed for her biggest comeback ever - the dazzling star of her own TV special, broadcast live on Christmas Eve, 1959.

Judy's guests include Bing Crosby (making some holiday 'grog'), Ethel Merman (plugging her Hawaiian album), and Liberace (with a handsome sailor in tow). However, mysterious snafus behind the scenes and cameo appearances by commie-baiting Vice President Richard Nixon (who performs a magic act) and blacklisted writer, Lillian Hellman, (who's forced to read 'Children's Letter to Santa' with a puppet) throw Judy's program off course.

Book by David Ives and Paul Blake. Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin.
Full Length Musical, Comedy, Christmas/Holiday, 1950s

Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former army commander.

By Jahnna Beecham and Malcom Hillgartner.
Full Length Musical, Comedy, Christmas/Holiday, Contemporary

The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world. They lie, cheat and smoke smelly cigars and every kid at Lincoln Elementary knows to stay far away from them. Unfortunately for the "good" kids, the Herdmans get wind of the free snacks offered at the local Sunday School and show up at the auditions for the Christmas Pageant.


Adapted by Jon Jory
Short Play, Comedy, Christmas/Holiday

This heartwarming romantic comedy, narrated by a group of Christmas carolers, tells the story of Della and Jim, who are desperately in love with each other but also very poor. In their attempts to buy each other proper Christmas gifts, a strange twist of fate leads the couple to find the perfect gifts for one another -- but at an unexpected cost. Though they may not have the perfect Christmas, the couple learns about the importance of the gift of love in this beautiful adaptation of the story by O. Henry.

By Katherine DiSavino and Kevin Mead.
Full Length Play, Comedy, Christmas/Holiday, Present Day
CASTING: 3M, 3F, 1M or F

Do you have Seasonal Allergies? You might be experiencing the symptoms of them and not even know it. Seasonal Allergies tend to show themselves right around the holidays: do you feel a tickle in the back of your throat when you realize your vegetable dishes cooked faster than you thought, and now they're ready a full hour before the turkey will be about of the oven? Do your eyes water uncontrollably after you've nearly broken your back climbing into the attic to find the Christmas lights (and you discover that only half the stand lights up)? Then you, my friend, have got Seasonal Allergies? And you are not alone!

By Lynn Brittney. Adapted from Charles Dickens.
Full Length Play, Christmas/Holiday, Drama
CASTING: 9M, 14F, 1M or F

The famous story of Ebenezer Scrooge, the man who hated Christmas and, indeed, all of humanity, is well-known. This adaptation sticks faithfully to the original short story and is particularly enhanced by the use of projected images to represent the various visions shown to Scrooge by the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future.

By Ken Ludwig.
Full Length Play, Fantasy/Adventure, Comedy, Christmas/Holiday, Contemporary

"'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse." But wait! A mouse is stirring -- because Santa missed this house last year. Before you can say "Merry Christmas!" we're off on the wild adventures of a mouse, an elf, and a spunky little girl who just won't take no for an answer. Don't miss this joyful tribute to the holiday season!


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