Christmas Over The Tavern

In this holiday musical we meet the Pazinskis, 4 kids and 2 parents living over a saloon in lower-middle class Buffalo, NY. Christmas 1959 is not very merry for the Pazinskis. Dad is going through a mid-life depression and refuses to buy a Christmas tree. Sister Clarissa is threatening to expel 12-year-old Rudy for performing a blasphemous one-man Nativity Scene where he plays all the characters as Hollywood celebrities. Mom wants the happy man she married returned to her, and the two teenagers, sensing their parents’ discord, are worried that this may be their last Christmas together as a whole family.

With comic songs and dream sequences, the Pazinskis come to a deeper understanding of what it means to be a family on this most stressful of holidays.

Roles
3F, 3M + Ensemble
Musicians
4
Acts
2

Creators

Tom Dudzick

Tom Dudzick

Book, Music, & Lyrics Tom Dudzick is one of those rare playwrights who makes a living at it. His first New York venture took place at the John Houseman Theatre with his Christmas play, “Greetings!” which starred...

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Reviews

"Like the OVER THE TAVERN series, it speaks to a wide audience in its depiction of family struggles and religious zealotry. It is also a great deal of fun and a blast from the past."

The Buffalo Vibe


"The strength of the show is its delightful nostalgia... some fabulous stuff... the audience just loved it!"

WBFO Radio


Instrumentation

4 Musicians

Piano/Conductor
Bass
Reed
Drums/Percussion

Casting

Chet
Male - mid-40's
the Father (Santa, Jesus)

Ellen
Female - mid-40's
the Mother

Annie
Female - 16

Eddie
Male - 15

George - 13

Rudy
Male - 12

Sister Clarissa
Female - 60-ish
A Nun

Cast Vocal Ranges

Promotional Resources

Christmas Over The Tavern 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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Christmas Over The Tavern Official Show Artwork

Official Show Artwork

$175 / $125 for educators

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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Christmas Over The Tavern Promotion Kit & Social Media Guide

Social Media Marketing Kit

$250 / $150 for educators

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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Christmas Over The Tavern Cast & Crew T-Shirts

Cast & Crew T-Shirts

As low as $10 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

Advance Pack

Includes 1 Piano/Conductor Book, 1 Director’s Script and 1 Cast Script/ Vocal Book shipped as soon as payment is received.

$100

Digital Orchestration Parts

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

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

Additional Books

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

$25 each

Extra Rehearsal Weeks

If you need your full set of production materials prior to the regularly scheduled shipment (see above), you can request additional weeks.

$100 / week