2019 Holiday Show!

The holiday show opens on November 22nd and continues its run November 23rd, 29th, 30th, and December 6th and 7th at 7:30 PM and November 24th and December 1st and 8th at 2:00 PM. Ticket prices are $15 for regular admission and $13 for seniors (age 60 and older) and students (age 6 and older). For reservations, please call 814-627-0311. Please try to make reservations as soon as possible as The Playhouse holiday show is a popular event.

The Playhouse Welcomes the Holiday Season with Annual Production

It’s nearly time to bust out the eggnog and sing some Christmas carols. The Playhouse kicks off the festive season with its annual holiday production, opening November 22nd.

The Playhouse holiday show will feature two comical one-acts. Ken Ludwig and Jack Ludwig’s “Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol” and Ken Ludwig’s “’Twas The Night Before Christmas” are sure to make everyone laugh—including old man Scrooge.

“’Twas The Night Before Christmas” is all about the mice—who are actually stirring despite the poem’s lines. A mouse is stirring because Santa missed his house last year. Before you can throw open the shutters, 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.

The play begins with Uncle Brierly and Emily attempting to read the traditional version only to be interrupted by Amos the mouse. It soon becomes clear that Santa left both Emily and Amos off the ‘Naughty’ and ‘Nice’ lists, and he skipped their house all together. An elf named Calliope comes to investigate and whisks Emily and a reluctant Amos Mouse off to the North Pole to save Christmas.

The ensuing adventure is a hilarious and chaotic mix that includes rogue elves, airplane rides, a case of mistaken identity, a confused Santa, an elf cheer, sword fighting, and characters rapping out songs. There is no shortage of enthusiasm, exhilaration, and elation during this holiday adventure.

The cast for “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” includes Evan Bilich, Simone Bilich, Rachel Boone, Ryan Dibble, Rowan Dickey, Gabe Donahue, Tegan Hanlon, Jacik Hess, Sarah Kuntz, Elias Powell, Nora Roth, Leah Solomon, Catherine Weld, and Adelyn Yoder. This production is directed by Jennifer Powell and Hunter McVey.

“The talent these kids bring to our stage amazes me every year,” said McVey. Both one acts are fantastic and will get you into the holiday spirit…so much so that you may even go home and put your tree up that night!”

In “Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol,” Bob Cratchitt’s son hatches a plan to get his father home for Christmas day. With the help of some kindly sellers at the market and his friend Charlotte, Tiny Tim stages a spectacle filled with ghosts and Christmas cheer to convince Scrooge to give his father the day off. It all seems to be going according to plan until a little bit of real Christmas magic catches everyone by surprise.

The cast for “Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol includes Michael Cantrell, Katie Dickey, Caleb Donahue, Anna Kuntz, Karen Kuntz, Jeanne Nagurny, Will Renninger, Brianna Sipes, Jason Soloman, Keith Sutton, and Sophia Wood. The production is directed by Barbara Hughes and Dan Weston.

“’Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol’ is a sweet, light-hearted, and funny telling of the classic—from the perspective of a teenage Tim. We find out what really happened to Scrooge on that fateful Christmas Eve,” added Weston.

The set crew is managed by McVey includes Asher Powell, Andy Solomon, Lily Wise and Brayden Wood. Set design is by Daniel Weston, Jennifer Powell, and Hunter McVey with sound design by Rick Brown. Lighting is by Keith Sutton with technical assistance by Barbara Hughes.

The holiday show opens on November 22nd and continues its run November 23rd, 29th, 30th, and December 6th and 7th at 7:30 PM and November 24th and December 1st and 8th at 2:00 PM. Ticket prices are $15 for regular admission and $13 for seniors (age 60 and older) and students (age 6 and older). For reservations, please call 814-627-0311. Please try to make reservations as soon as possible as The Playhouse holiday show is a popular event.

The Playhouse is located at 11680 Raystown Rd, Huntingdon, PA, approximately seven miles South of Huntingdon Borough on Rt. 26 in the Village of McConnellstown. For more information, please check the website at www.littletheater.com, like us on Facebook (The Playhouse at McConnellstown), or follow us on Twitter @LittleTheater.