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Calliope (Rachel Zampelli), Santa (Alex Perez) and Emily (Emily Levey)
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Twas The Night Before Christmas

Twas The Night Before Christmas

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"'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse." But wait! A mouse is stirring - because Santa missed his house last year. Before you can say "Merry Christmas!", we're off on the wild adventures of a mouse, an elf and a spunky little girl who just won't take no for an answer. Don't miss this joyful tribute to the holiday season!

Twas The Night Before Christmas debuted at Adventure Theatre on November 20, 2011 directed by Jerry Whiddon.


A momentum and ebullience worthy of the Pixar era animate this world-premiere play, whose story line involves a heist, a duel with rapiers, some hip-hop, a squirt gun, a perilous airplane flight and an elf’s stint as a secret agent.”
-The Washington Post

Such a playful spirit romps through “ ’Twas the Night Before Christmas,” you might think the show itself was a product of Santa’s workshop.”
-The Washington Post

A grand Christmas adventure, filled with schemes, confrontations, mistaken identities, bravery, and all things naughty and nice! … this journey is an exciting one that I guarantee your children will love! Put some tickets in your kids’ Christmas stockings. It will make a great holiday gift.”
-MD TheatreGuide

Full Reviews

Washington Post: A ‘Night Before Christmas’ to Remember

MD TheatreGuide: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas at Adventure Theatre-Five Stars!


Theatre Washington Profile: There's No Place Like Home

DC Theatre Scene: Ken Ludwig writes ‘Twas the Night before Christmas for Adventure Theatre

MD Theatre Guide interviews Ken Ludwig on Twas the Night Before Christmas and other New Works

The Washingtonian: Playwright Ken Ludwig Talks Christmas, Alec Baldwin, and the Jersey Shore

Calliope (Rachel Zampelli), Amos (Rex Daugherty) and Emily (Emily Levey)
Photo by Bruce Douglas
Mulch (Alex Perez), Emily (Emily Levey), Amos (Rex Daugherty) and Sir Guy (Gary Sloan)
Photo by Bruce Douglas
Sir Guy (Gary Sloan) and Amos (Rex Daugherty)
Photo by Bruce Douglas

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