880 Page Street
Book by Jim Webber and David Church
Music and Lyrics by Joe Patrick Ward
“Judy’s Scary Little Christmas” is an outrageous spoof of holiday TV specials from yesteryear and a look behind the scenes at the stars they featured. Bing Crosby, Ethel Merman and Liberace all join Judy Garland to ring in the holidays, while cameos of Joan Crawford, Richard Nixon and Lillian Hellman all add spice to the punch. Eight musical numbers performed by a cast of 14 make this clever parody an affectionate look back at the Golden Age of Television and a delightful holiday show for today’s audiences.
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. The surprises climax when the arrival of Joan Crawford is interrupted by the spectral figure of…Death. The evening takes a detour into the twilight zone as the celebrities are forced to confront the lies behind their legends. Devastated and alone, Judy meets a special fan who ultimately proves that, despite her flaws, her shining legacy still endures. Please note: PG – Contains some adult comedy.
Directed by Jim Webber
Musical Direction by Jed Holland / Choreography by Martha Daniels Holland
Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 7:00pm
Friday, December 6, 2019 at 7:00pm
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 2:00pm
Call (603)669-7469 to avoid online fees. This show is PG-13.
“Magical! A side-splitting musical parody…wickedly funny! – Los Angeles Times
“Fascinating, hilarious and wildly entertaining!” – Gerard Alessandrini, Creator of Forbidden Broadway
“A true holiday treat!” – Hollywood Reporter
“Hilarious! A surreal snow globe highball; a Hollywood Christmas card from beyond the grave!” – Portland Mercury
“Holiday smash of the season…I can’t say enough about what a bracing surprise this unique show is!” – Talkin’ Broadway, 2014
“Filled with gut busting laughs and wonderful musical numbers!” – Broadway World.com, 2014
“Must-see alternative to the Christmas classics we automatically fall back on during the holiday season!” – West Seattle Herald, 2014