Another Night Before Christmas

Also available: A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration

Karol, a disillusioned social worker, is trudging home one cold December night when she encounters an old man sitting on a park bench. Mistaking him for homeless, Karol offers the stranger some food — a seemingly innocent gesture, until he turns up in her apartment claiming to be Santa Claus. Thanks to a malfunctioning security system, Karol finds herself trapped with “Mr. Claus” and forced to confront her feelings about Christmas once and for all in this touching musical battle between cynicism and belief.

Roles
1F, 1M
Musicians
1
Duration
120 Min

Music

Creators

Sean Grennan

Sean Grennan

Book and Lyrics An actor for many years, Sean began writing for the theatre as co-librettist (with his wife, Kathy Santen) for the musical Phantom of the Country Opera which debuted at the Marriott Theatre at Lincolnshire (MTI). His play...

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Leah Okimoto

Leah Okimoto

Music Leah Okimoto has written three musicals with bookwriter/lyricist/actor Sean Grennan. Married Alive!, A Dog’s Life, and Another Night Before Christmas have each premiered at the American...

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Reviews

"It's a tale with a twist for all ages...insightful, while delightfully entertaining. The theatre was awash with applause and laughter."

Taylor Pero, Associated Content


"Not the usual holiday entertainment, it's a tall cool club soda after a quart of egg nog."

Derek Donovan, Kansas City Star


"...roaringly funny, yet chock-full of thoughtful commentary on the season, people and what Christmas really means."

Robert L. McKinney, Special to the Herald Courier


Instrumentation

Musician

Piano

Casting

Karol Elliot
Female - 30s-40s
She's attractive, verbally fast but cynical in an endearing way. She's very tired of the world. A social worker, she wants to help people but increasingly, she's losing faith in them. She's logical to a fault. And beyond.

The Guy
Male - 50s-60s
Also very fast, mischievous, somewhat hip; loves nonsense. Tonight, he's on a mission. At first he seems a disoriented homeless person but later is quite sharp and to the point. Even in this, he is unfailingly kind and almost childlike. A man-child.

Cast Vocal Ranges

Production Materials

Included in your license are the following cast and crew scripts. These materials will be shipped upon receipt of payment if your license request is approved.

2 Cast Script/Vocal Books

A combination of the show’s full script and the full vocal book. All dialogue within each song is printed in the score to prevent flipping back and forth during rehearsals. All books are spiral-bound and double-sided.

2 Director’s Scripts

A single-sided, spiral-bound script designed with plenty of space for the director to take notes and add blocking during the rehearsal process.

1 Stage Manager’s Script

A single-sided, three-hole punched script that can be inserted into your three-ring binder.

2 Piano/Vocal Scores

This piano score includes all vocal parts. It can be used during the rehearsal process and during performance.

Orchestrations

Piano

Promotional Resources

Another Night Before Christmas Logo Pack

Official Logo Pack

Included with license

Includes color and black and white high-resolution logo files in JPG, PNG, and EPS formats.

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Another Night Before Christmas Official Show Artwork

Official Show Artwork

$175

Creating artwork for your performance has never been easier – customize online in minutes, download a print-ready PDF, order printed posters, access layered files.

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Another Night Before Christmas Promotion Kit & Social Media Guide

Social Media Marketing Kit

$250

Includes everything you need to plan and implement the promotion of your show – 50+ graphics for social media, original show specific content, social media guide, promotion calendar and press release template.

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Another Night Before Christmas Cast & Crew T-Shirts

Cast & Crew T-Shirts

As low as $14 each

Broadway Licensing has partnered with Subplot Studio to offer premium-quality Cast & Crew T-Shirts! You can add your theatre name, show dates and even your cast & crew names on the back.

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Production Resources

Additional Books

Additional books (Cast Script/Vocal, Piano/Conductor, etc.) are available.

$25 each

Digital Orchestration Parts

Prefer playing or rehearsing from your tablet? All of our orchestration scores (including PC and PV) are available in digital copies.

PC or PV $50
Orchestration Parts $25/per book

TurnKey Transpositions

Broadway stars change the keys of songs all the time...so why not you? Optimize your actors' performances by ordering our TurnKey Transposition. Get the perfect key for the perfect actor! All digital delivery, usually within 24 hours.

$50 per song for PV or PC
$150 per song for all orchestral parts (including PC/PV)