Another Night Before Christmas

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


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 60 days prior to the first performance.

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

Production Resources

Advance Pack

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

£73.67

Extra Rehearsal Weeks

If you need your full set of production materials prior to the regularly scheduled shipment (60 days prior to the first performance ), you can request additional weeks.

£73.67 / week

Additional Books

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

£18.42 each

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.

£36.84 per song for PV or PC
£110.51 per song for all orchestral parts (including PC/PV)