The Christmas Toy Shop

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The Christmas Toyshop

December 11 – December 19, 2010

Produced by  David Hampson

Directed and Choreographed by  Tina Lee  

Sponsored by

Cafe Amici ~Pasta & Pizza

225 Demott Lane

Somerset, NJ 08873

732-828-6545

cafeamici@cafeamici.net

It is December 23rd in a small town . . . somewhere. As darkness falls we hear distant sleigh bells and the faint chattering and giggling of high-pitched elfin voices. These elf-like creatures transform a deserted store into a colorful, fully-stocked toyshop. In the morning the townspeople are amazed by the sudden appearance of the toyshop. Above the door a sign says “Nicholas S. Claus, Proprietor.” Claus befriends two unhappy orphan children, Michael and Jennifer, and he invites them to work in his shop, each hoping to earn a present for the other. On Christmas Eve he sends them home to rest, but they sneak back to the shop to investigate some of the odd things they noticed in the workroom. Find out what Michael and Jennifer discover—come see The Christmas Toy Shop, a touching and humorous original fantasy filled with the mysterious enchantment and joyful excitement of Christmas.
General Admission – All tickets $10
Saturdays at 12NOON and 3:00PM, Sundays at 12NOON and 3:00PM.
Reservations can be made via this web site under ‘Tickets’,
e-mail boxoffice@villagerstheatre.com or call 732-873-2710.
Group Rates available upon request.

CAST 
John McDonough Nicolas S. Claus
Derek Mazukiewicz Nix
Brett Temple Michael
Katrina Wittenbauer Jennifer
Alison Byrne Mrs. Hildegarde Wellington
Andrew Mercurio Wilbur
Nina Carlson Wilhelmina
Matthew Leshchanka Mr. Robert Tompkins / General’s Second
Natalie Romeo Lady Anna
Carolyn Levine Esmeralda
Jack Tomy Jack-in-the-Box / Reindeer
Billy Rateau General La Bouche Lafittee
Hilde Steinberg Gertrude
Melissa Leshchanka Spirit Dancer / Soldier
Angela Romeo Spirit Dancer / Soldier
Taylor Hurd Spirit Dancer / Soldier
Christina Buz Spirit Dancer / Soldier
Kate Mochnacz Ragdoll
George Witteman Toybox
Christopher Williams Teddy Bear

 

Staff
David Hampson Producer
Tina Lee Director / Choreographer
Hilde Steinberg Production Assistant
Kate Matseur Stage Manager
Melissa Leshchanka Asst. Choreographer
Nicole Sigur Asst. Choreographer
Alison Byrne Costume Designer
Ed Pearson Lighting Design
Hilary Pearson Make-Up Design
Jane Schumacher Props
Andrea Polselli Scenic Artist
Emily Russoniello Scenic Artist

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