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Ken Ludwig's 'Twas The Night Before Christmas

Full-Length Play, Comedy  /  2f, 3m

The wild holiday adventures of a mouse, an elf, and a spunky
little girl who just won't take no for an answer, on their quest to
find out why Santa missed their house last year. A joyful tribute to the
holiday season!

Ken Ludwig's 'Twas The Night Before Christmas

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    2f, 3m
  • Duration
    Duration
    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Fantasy, Adventure, Theatre for Young Audiences, Christmas/Holiday
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Appropriate for all audiences
Licence details
  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
Ken Ludwig's 'Twas The Night Before Christmas

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Summary
“‘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 his 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!
History
'Twas The Night Before Christmas debuted at Adventure Theatre in Glen Echo, Maryland, on November 20, 2011.
Cast Attributes
  • Cross gender casting
Performing Groups
  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
SIR GUY OF GISBOURNE / UNCLE BRIERLY
AMOS / AMOS OF KANSAS
EMILY
CALLIOPE / BRITANNIA SNEED
MULCH / SANTA CLAUS / WENDELL SNEED
  • Time Period Contemporary
  • Features Fantasy Costumes, Period Costumes
  • Additional Features No intermission, Physical Comedy, Stage Combat
  • Duration 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Cautions
    • No Special Cautions

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“A grand Christmas adventure, filled with schemes, confrontations, mistaken identities, bravery, and all things naughty and nice!” – Maryland Theatre Guide

“A momentum and ebullience worthy of the Pixar era animate this world-premiere play, whose story line involves a heist, a duel with rapiers, some hip-hop, a squirt gun, a perilous airplane flight and an elf’s stint as a secret agent.” – The Washington Post

“Such a playful spirit romps through 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, you might think the show itself was a product of Santa’s workshop.” – The Washington Post

“A grand Christmas adventure, filled with schemes, confrontations, mistaken identities, bravery, and all things naughty and nice!... This journey is an exciting one that I guarantee your children will love! Put some tickets in your kids’ Christmas stockings. It will make a great holiday gift.” – Maryland TheatreGuide

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  • Meet The Playwright: Ken Ludwig

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  • Musical StyleN/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal DemandsN/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus SizeN/A (Not a musical)

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Ken Ludwig

Ken Ludwig has had six shows on Broadway, seven in London's West End, and many of his works have become a standard part of the American repertoire. His 28 plays and musicals have been performed in over 30 countries in more than 20 languages and are produced throughout the U ...

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