Merrill Arts Center’s Family Theater Kicks off the Holiday Season with Madeline’s Christmas

Merrill Arts Center’s Family Theater Kicks off the Holiday Season with Madeline’s Christmas

Enchanting Holiday Musical Based on the Classic Children’s Story

Woodbury, Minn. (November 8, 2019) —“Madeline’s Christmas,” a holiday musical for the entire family, runs December 6-9 and December 13-15 at the Loft Stage, located at East Ridge High School. A special 9:30 a.m. matinee for groups of 12 or more is planned for Thursday, December 12. Princess Tea Parties with the Woodbury Ambassador Royal Family are planned as special events at 12:30 p.m. prior to the Sunday matinee performances of the production.

“In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines, lived 12 little girls in two straight lines,” begins this magical musical adaptation of Ludwig Bemelman’s beloved classic children’s tale. “Madeline’s Christmas” is a festive treat for adults and children alike.

“Like Bemelman’s infamous character Madeline, the play is short, sweet, and bursting with enthusiasm,” says director Hannah Bakke. “There will be singing, dancing, tigers, ice cream, and more. If you are looking for something to get you and your family in the holiday spirit, look no further!”

In addition, a Princess Tea Party with Madeline and friends is a fun way to treat kids to the thrilling childhood experience. The Woodbury Ambassador Royal Family will make an appearance, and each party-goer will enjoy a yummy Bundtini from the Woodbury Nothing Bundt Cakes and a beverage. Princess Tea Parties takes place at 12:30 p.m. before the 2 p.m. matinee performances on Sunday, December 8 and Sunday, December 15.

The cast includes: Sydney Hommez as Madeline, Keri Hommez as Miss Clavel, Rachel Perkins-Tabalba as Mrs. Murphy, Maya Crandall as Simone, Charlotte Hommez and Carolyn Oritz as Kate, Lucy Swigart as Juliette, Ava Sweasy and Jaelyn Schany as Dominique, Kate Westlake and Malia Berg as Anne, Audrey Xiong and Lucille Prock as Amy, Ashley Porr as Daphne, Nina Perkins and Lily Berg as Isabelle, Lucia Fougner as Camille, Chelsea Castro as Regine, Teyah Owen as Mary, and Carolyn Norby as the Mouse.

Tickets: $22 for adults; $18 for seniors; and $8 for children 3-8. Kids under 3 get in free. Tickets are available at https://merrillartscenter.org or 612-399-6568, and at the door while they last. Groups of 12 or more automatically get a 20 percent discount online at checkout.

Princess Tea Parties: $15 for the tea package and $25 for the deluxe tea package which includes a genuine rhinestone tiara. https://merrillartscenter.org


Merrill Arts Center’s mission is to champion the arts. MAC is recognized as a leader and cornerstone for the arts in the region. The organization’s primary values are artistry, education, fiscal responsibility, inclusivity, integrity, and collaboration. MAC is home to Theater, SOS for Youth, Arts Education Programs, Del Monico Dance, Julie Sweet Piano Studio, Churchill Theatre, Sample Night Live, East Metro Symphony Orchestra, and Artists of Woodbury.


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