Al Hirschfeld Theatre, (11/14/2010 - 1/02/2011)

First Preview: Nov 02, 2010
Opening Date: Nov 14, 2010
Closing Date: Jan 02, 2011
Total Previews: 15
Total Performances: 57

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (Jordan Roth: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director)

Produced by Warner Bros.Theatre Ventures, Inc.; Produced in association with Unique Features

Book by Bob Martin and Thomas Meehan; Music by Matthew Sklar; Lyrics by Chad Beguelin; Music orchestrated by Doug Besterman; Based upon the New Line Cinema Film written by David Berenbaum; Dance arrangements by David Chase; Musical Director: Phil Reno; Vocal arrangements by Phil Reno

Directed by Casey Nicholaw; Choreographed by Casey Nicholaw; Associate Director: Casey Hushion; Associate Choreographer: Brian J. Marcum

Scenic Design by David Rockwell; Costume Design by Gregg Barnes; Lighting Design by Natasha Katz; Sound Design by Peter Hylenski; Hair Design by Josh Marquette; Projection Design by Zachary Borovay; Moving Light Programmer: Hillary Knox; Associate Scenic Design: Richard Jaris; Associate Costume Design: Matthew Pachtman; Associate Lighting Design: Peter Hoerburger; Associate Sound Design: Keith Caggiano

Executive Producer: Mark Kaufman; General Manager: The Charlotte Wilcox Company; Company Manager: Heidi Neven; Associate Co. Mgr: Michael Bolgar

Production Stage Manager: Karen Moore; Technical Supervisor: Chris Smith; Stage Manager: Rachel S. McCutchen

Conducted by Phil Reno; Associate Conductor: Mat Eisenstein; Concert Master: Rick Dolan; Violin: Belinda Whitney; Cello: Sarah Hewitt-Roth; Bass: Michael Kuennen; Woodwinds: Tom Murray, Rick Heckman and Mark Thrasher; Trumpets: Craig Johnson and Scott Harrell; Trombones: Alan Ferber and Jeff Nelson; Percussion: Charles Descarfino; Drums: Perry Cavari; Keyboards: Mat Eisenstein, Mark C. Mitchell and Phil Reno; Musical Coordinator: John Miller

Dance Captain: Callie Carter; Casting: Telsey + Company; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Press Representative: The Hartman Group; Director of Marketing: AKA; Photographer: Joan Marcus

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Opening Night Cast

Sebastian ArcelusBuddy
Matthew GumleyMichael
Mark JacobyWalter
Michael MandellMacy's Manager
Michael McCormickMr. Greenway
Amy SpangerJovie
Valerie WrightDeb
Beth LeavelEmily
George WendtSanta
Timothy J. AlexFake Santa
Lisa GajdaEnsemble
Asmeret GhebremichaelShawanda
Blake HammondChadwick
Jenny HillEnsemble
Emily HsuCharlotte Dennon
Nancy JohnstonMrs. Claus
Matt LoehrMatthews
Michael James ScottEnsemble
Noah WeisbergCharlie
Lee A. WilkinsPolicemen
Kirsten WyattEnsemble

Swings: Callie Carter, Cara Cooper, Stacey Todd Holt and Marc Kessler

Standby: Matthew Schechter (Michael)

Understudies: Timothy J. Alex (Mr. Greenway, Walter Hobbs), Cara Cooper (Emily, Jovie), Blake Hammond (Macy's Manager, Santa), Jenny Hill (Deb), Stacey Todd Holt (Walter Hobbs), Nancy Johnston (Emily), Matt Loehr (Buddy), Michael James Scott (Macy's Manager), Noah Weisberg (Buddy) and Kirsten Wyatt (Deb, Jovie)


music by Matthew Sklar; lyrics by Chad Beguelin

ACT 1 Sung By
ChristmastownSanta, Buddy and Company
World's Greatest DadBuddy
In the WayDeb, Walter, Emily, Michael and Company
SparklejollytwinklejingleyBuddy, Store Manager and Company
I'll Believe in YouMichael and Emily
In the Way (Reprise) Emily and Walter
Just Like HimBuddy, Deb and Company
A Christmas SongBuddy, Jovie and Company
I'll Believe in You (Reprise) Buddy and Company
ACT 2 Sung By
Nobody Cares About SantaFake Santas, Store Manager and Buddy
Never Fall in LoveJovie
There Is a Santa ClausMichael and Emily
The Story of Buddy the ElfBuddy, Walter, Michael, Mr. Greenway, Emily, Deb and Company
Nobody Cares About Santa (Reprise) Santa
A Christmas Song (Reprise) Jovie, Buddy, Emily, Michael, Walter and Company
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