Westchester Broadway Theatre’s The Christmas Voyager

Westchester Broadway Theatre’s The Christmas Voyager
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The Annual Christmas Show at the Westchester Broadway Theatre has been a holiday tradition for my husbands family.  Also the place we announced our engagement to his family 12 years ago. I still will never forget about 40 people (his family) turning their heads around and looking at us after they announced his grandparents wedding anniversary and then our engagement (roughly 50 years apart).  Now we share the Westchester Broadway Theatre with my young kids. They love it!

The cast of Christmas Voyager performs Sleigh Ride. Photos by John Vecchiolla

WESTCHESTER BROADWAY THEATRE

Is Proud To Present

THE CHRISTMAS VOYAGER

A Holiday Musical Adventure by Bob Fitzsimmons

November 22 – December 23, 2017

Direction and Choreography by Richard Stafford

Musical Direction by Shane Parus 

 

This Delightful Holiday Musical is a true celebration of the Season. All the splendor of Christmas is brought to life in a magical journey through Yuletides past. The holiday songs we all know and love are wrapped up in a heartwarming celebration of spirit that will delight audiences of all ages.

The star shone down upon the earth a dazzling silver beam while in a far-off galaxy the star was also seen. And so our voyager began his quest to reach that source of light.  Two thousand years to find his way and end his astral flight.”

Lost in a future time and desperate to return to his home galaxy, our Starman journeys back through time searching for that magical December 24th evening when three brilliant stars came together and changed the course of history.  Knowing that these same stars will set him on the right course toward home, Noel journeys around the world and touches down in a small town in America, The North Pole, Dickens’ England and many other places on his quest.  The show features dazzling effects and many favorite Christmas songs, We Need A Little Christmas, Holly Jolly Christmas, Silver Bells, It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas, Deck The Halls, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, Let There Be Peace on Earth, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, Silent Night, and more.

Carolers in The Christmas Voyager. Photos by John Vecchiolla

The Book of The Christmas Voyager was written By Robert Fitzsimmons and Kathy Wheeler and Musical arrangements are by Steven Silverstein.  Our terrific cast includes Zach Trimmer as Noel, the Starman, Katie Scarlett BrunsonJoseph Cullinane, Jayson Elliott, Bonnie Fraser, Lily Lewis, Gary Lynch, Tony Triano,  Allyson Tucker, and Daniel Scott Walton. With Haylie Shea Cristiano and Molly Lyons alternating in the child roles.

Directed & Choreographed by Richard Stafford who has directed many shows at WBT including the recent hits, Annie Get Your Gun and Saturday Night Fever. He also directed Robert Fitzsimmons’ delightful musical, Christmas Inn, presented at WBT in 2016,

Shane Parus returns as Musical Director after his recent success with Annie Get Your Gun.

The winning production team includes Steve Loftus (Set Designer), Andrew Gmoser (Lighting Designer), Mark Zuckerman (Sound Designer), Claudia Stephany (Costume Design), Victor Lukas (Production Stage Manager & Properties Design). Duane McDevitt is the ASM.

Zach Trimmer (Noel) Previous appearances at WBT include West Side Story (Tony) and South Pacific (Lt. Cable). National Tours: Hairspray, Avenue Q.  Regional appearances include: Damn Yankees (Joe Hardy/Sacramento Music Circus), Gypsy (Tulsa/Pittsburgh CLO), West Side Story (Tony/Engeman), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Jimmy/Drayton), Avenue Q (Gateway, Ogunquit), La Cage Aux Folles (Jean-Michel/North Shore, TBTS), Grease (Danny/TBTS), Hairspray (Link/TBTS). Off-B’way: The “Bardy” Bunch (Greg).

Richard Stafford (Director/Choreographer) Returning to WBT, having directed and choreographed Saturday Night Fever, Show Boat, Mary Poppins, The Wizard Of Oz, Guys & Dolls, Fiddler On The Roof, and many other shows in past seasons. On Broadway, Mr. Stafford was the choreographer for In My Life (Music Box Theatre), the associate choreographer for Aspects Of Love (Broadhurst Theatre), and dance supervisor for Cats (Winter Garden Theatre). Off-Broadway credits include choreography for A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (St. Clements). Internationally he was director/choreographer for The Full Monty, Joseph…Dreamcoat (Mexico City), choreographer for Jesus Christ Superstar (Mexico City), Evita (Sydney), Cats (Mexico City, Buenos Aires) and director/choreographer for Cats (Copenhagen, Sao Paulo,Rio). National Tours includeCats (director/ choreographer), My Fair Lady (choreographer), Joseph…Dreamcoat (choreographer) and numerous Regional Theatre Productions.

Reservations:  Call (914) 592-2222. Also at: www.BroadwayTheatre.com

 

The cast Of The Christmas Voyager in Santa’s Toyshop. Photos by John Vecchiolla

Group Reservations:  Discounts for Groups of 20 or More: Call (914) 592-2225.

Luxury Boxes:  Call (914) 592-8730. For private parties of 6 to 22. Enjoy dining and theatre in an elegant private box. Additional features include an expanded dinner menu, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, private powder room, and Luxury Box reserved parking.

Show Times: Wednesday & Thursday & some Friday Matinees: Lunch: 11:30 am & Show 1 pm.

Thursday, Friday, & Saturday Evenings: Dinner: 6:30 pm & Show: 8 pm.

Sunday Matinees: Lunch: 12 pm & Show: 1:30 pm

Sunday Evenings: Dinner: 5:30 pm & Show: 7 pm.

Ticket Prices: 2017 prices: Dinner & Show range between $56.00 and $84.00 PLUS TAX depending on the performances chosen. Beverage Service & Gratuities are not included in the ticket price. Discounts are available for children, students, and senior citizens at selected performances. Also check the website for on-going Special Offers! More news at: www.BroadwayTheatre.com

WBT Mainstage:
The Christmas Voyager
– November 30 – December 23, 2017

Neil Berg’s 100 Years Of Broadway – December 28- December 31, 2017 – 5 Performances Only!

The Night The Music Lived – January 4th – 7th, 2018 – 6 Performances Only!

A Chorus Line – January 11 – April 1, 2018

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