“In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines.” With that familiar phrase, Bemelmans set in motion the adventures of a precocious little girl named Madeline, winning the hearts of generations of readers to come. In this musical adaptation, it’s the night before Christmas and Madeline’s schoolmates, along with their tutor Miss Clavel, are all sick in bed. Brave and resourceful, Madeline comes to the rescue with help from a magical rug merchant who takes them all on a Christmas journey they will never forget.
Gabriella Simmons-Robles will return, once again, as Madeline. Simmons-Robles is a veteran of both Learning Theater and professional productions at Creative Cauldron. She was most recently seen this season as Peter Pan in Peter Pan and Wendy. She was also seen last season at Creative Cauldron as Avery in Charlotte’s Web.
Shaina Kuhn returns as Miss Clavel, the intrepid head of the Catholic boarding school. Shaina has appeared professionally at Washington National Opera, Landless Theatre, Virginia Rep, the Capitol Opera in Richmond, and the Lyric Opera Baltimore. She has also appeared on the Creative Cauldron stage in the Helen Hayes Awards© Recommended production of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, Ruthless, and Madeline’s Christmas.
The professional cast also includes Ryan Sellers in the double role of history teacher, Monsieur Brun, and the magical rug merchant, Harsha. Sellers has appeared professionally at Synetic Theater, Signature Theater, Folger Theater, Studio Theater, Shakespeare Theater, Imagination Stage, Constellation Theater, and Keegan Theatre. Sellers has previously appeared at Creative Cauldron in The Turn of the Screw and Madeline's Christmas in 2014 and 2017.
Producing Director, Laura Connors Hull will play the role of Mrs. Murphy, the Irish cook. Hull played the iconic Wicked Witch of the West in Creative Cauldron's 2017 production of The Wizard of Oz, and the Gypsy Mama in Madeline and the Gypsies in 2014.
The twelve little girls, resident mouse, magician’s assistants and carolers will be played by Marianne Meade, Lily Kales, Gizem Onerci, Alessandra Simmons-Robles, Arianna Vargas, Sophia Rader, Ella Krauss, Madeline Aldana, Sofia Sami, Sofia Marcus, Abby Fred, Mai Gabra, Bevin Mills, Carmen Ortiz, Enola Danewitz, and Jaimie Friedlander.
Tickets for Madeline’s Christmas can be purchased on-line at www.creativecauldron.org or by calling 703-436-9948.
Book and Lyrics by JENNIFER KIRKEBY
Music by SHIRLEY MIER
Based on the book by LUDWIG BEMELMANS
Directed by MATT CONNER
Sponsored by Gary Hughes, MAgS Realtor, ABA, SRES
When: December 6 – 23, 2018
Thursday 7:30PM, Friday 7:30PM, Saturday 2:00PM & 7:30PM, Sunday 2:00PM & 4:00PM. Also showing Tuesday, December 18th & Wednesday, December 19th at 7:30PM
Where: Creative Cauldron
410 South Maple Avenue, Falls Church, VA 22046
Ticket Info: Adults $26 |Seniors $24 | Military $24 | Students $20
Children under twelve $16 | Groups of 10 or more $16
Family Four-Pack $70 with code 4PK
(only five Family Four-Packs available per performance)
www.creativecauldron.org or 703-436-9948
Free Parking is available in the 410 and 400 South Maple Building Garages