“The best way to spread christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear”-Buddy The Elf
This year “christmas cheer” is alive and well at the Westchester Broadway Theatre with their rendition of Christmas Inn. I am a big kid at heart around Christmas so what better way to celebrate the season than to grab some family and friends and head to the theatre for an evening of food, drinks, and merriment! And even better, Westchester Broadway Theatre is a local gem!
Christmas Inn invites the audience on a magical journey that spans generations by intertwining two families; their love for one another and the holiday inn that binds them. The opening act showcases the Irish ancestors of the two main characters (Brewer & Baker). Their great-great grandfathers’ sense of adventure and loyalty lays the foundation for Christmas Inn.
The play jumps in time to catch up with Brewer, Baker, and an ensemble cast of characters as they re-visit the Christmas Inn once more. The audience is treated to an abundance of holiday songs and dancing as they are welcomed into the world of Brewer & Baker, their inn, their fame, and their feud. You can’t help but fall for these characters and root for a Christmas Miracle!
There are many highlights of Christmas Inn as it is a throughly well done and enjoyable show, Westchester Broadway Theatre has set the bar high with this production and the cast of Christmas Inn.
My personal favorite was Maxine’s “12 Daze of Christmas”, I have never heard a Christmas Carol quite like it!
And just in case you did not get enough “christmas cheer” from the feel-good play, the cast leads the audience in a good old-fashioned holiday sing-along as its final number. Even a “Grinch’s small heart would grow three sizes”!
The show runs now through December 23rd. The best seating available is at the newly added performances: Monday, 12/19, Tuesday,12/20 & Wednesday,12/21.
Christmas Inn Credits:
- Book and Original Lyrics by Kathy Keating Wheeler & Bob Fitzsimmons
- Original Music and Arrangements by Steven Silverstein
- Directed and Choreographed by Richard Stafford
- Associate Producer is Lisa Tiso
- Musical Direction by Ryan Edward Wise
- Technical Director by Steve Loftus
- Production Stage Manager is Victor Lukas
- Assistant Stage Mgr. is Duane McDevitt
- Costume Design by Claudia Stefany
- Lighting Design by Andrew Gmoser
- Sound Design by Jonathan Hatton and Mark Zuckerman
- Wig & Hair Design by Gerard Kelly
- Properties by Grumpy Props.
- Dance Captain is Daniel Scott Walton
- Sarah Cline as Linda Baker
- Jayson Elliott as Buddy/Liam Baker
- Holly Googe as Nikki
- Ann-Ngaire Martin as Maxine Evans
- Joel Pellini as Jerry
- Gabriella Perez as Becky
- Kilty Reidy as Bill Brewer/Patrick O’Brewer
- Nick Varricchio as Sam Brewer
- Daniel Scott Walton and Duane McDevitt are the understudies.
Thank you to Westchester Broadway Theatre for inviting us to this wonderful event!
Check out their website for specials & upcoming events http://www.broadwaytheatre.com
For reservations call (914)592-2222
Westchester Broadway Theater Schedule:
Christmas Inn – December 1st – December 23rd
Saturday Night Fever – December 29th – January 29th, 2017
The Bikinis – February 2 – March 19, 2017
Mamma Mia – March 23 – June 25, 2017
Annie – June 29 – September 10, 2017
Annie Get Your Gun– September 14 – December 3, 2017
Review written by SuburbanGuides.com contributing writer Lisa Varley McCool