MADELINE’S CHRISTMAS 

Directed by Allen Schmeltz

When: Sunday, October 15th at 4:00 pm

Where: Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa, Folsom

What to bring: Resume and Headshot if you have them plus a musical number with
accompaniment sheet music or a CD. An accompanist will be provided. No a cappella please.

 

Run Dates:
Dec 9, 10, 16 & 17 at 1:00pm
Dec 18 through 22 at 4:00pm
Dec 23 at 1:00pm
Dec. 27, 28, 29 at 4:00pm
Dec. 30 at 1:00pm

There is a possibility that we will have some school shows in the morning during the run. Probably no
more than 2 or 3.

Rehearsals:
Starting on November 1 generally on Monday through Thursday from 7:00pm – 9:30pm. There may also
be some weekend rehearsals if needed.

Synopsis:
“In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived 12 little girls in two straight lines.” So begins this delightful story of Madeline’s Christmas! The day begins like any other day. Miss Clavel takes the 12 little girls on their morning walk. They go to the zoo and then back to school for their French history lesson. Suddenly disaster strikes when everyone gets the flu! Everyone that is, except for the ever-resilient Madeline. Saddened that they may not be able to go home for Christmas, the girls and Miss Clavel take to their beds. But on Christmas Eve, the adventure begins when there is a knock at the front door. Expecting to see Santa, Madeline meets the rug merchant who has brought 12 very special rugs.  He reminds Madeline that Christmas is the time of miracles, and that these are not ordinary rugs! Soon everyone wakes up feeling healthy. The rug merchant shows them that they each have a magic carpet and that they can fly home to be with their families for Christmas! After saying goodbye to the girls, Miss Clavel finds a present that the girls left for her, befriends a little mouse, and counts her many blessings singing “Everything Is Right Tonight.”  Before you know it, the girls fly back to the old house and are together again on New Year’s Eve. They thank Madeline for taking care of them and making their Christmas so special!

Casting:
MADELINE: Will consider child through early/mid teen / She is the brave and endearing little redhead (we will wig if necessary) who turns tragedy into triumph at Christmas for Miss Clavel and all of the girls at the “Old House in Paris”

MISS CLAVEL: Adult 20s up / The disciplined yet loving boarding-school nurse who watches over the “twelve little girls in two straight lines”.

MONSIEUR BRUN: Late teen to adult who will double as Harsha / He is the French history teacher at the boarding school.

HARSHA: The magical Rug Merchant who helps to make the twelve little girls’ Christmas wishes come true.

MRS. MURPHY: Adult / The slightly bewildered yet humorous cook who works at the boardinghouse.

“TWELVE LITTLE GIRLS IN TWO STRAIGHT LINES” who attend Miss Clavel’s boardinghouse.
I will consider child through early/mid teen
Simone
Juliette
Kate
Dominique
Anne
Daphne
Isabelle
Camille
Regine
Mary
MOUSE PUPPET OR VERY SMALL CHILD TO ACT AS A MOUSE