Adapted from L. Frank Baum's THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS.
Large cast musical. Accompaniment tape includes sound effects. Can be produced without vocals, using only stylized sound effects on tape by Thomas Halpain.
CAST: Minimum cast of 17; maximum cast of 33 or more. Many roles (Reindeer, Elves, etc) can be played by either sex.
PLAYING TIME: One hour.
SCENERY: Simple or elaborate.
"There are many versions of how Santa Claus became the man of children's dreams, but one of the most original now adorns the Main Street Theatre stage. . . a tale of mystical characters and triumph of good over evil and love over hate. (MANSFIELD NEWS-MIRROR)
"This is truly a suberb and inspirational play. The interaction of Santa Claus with his adopted mother and the fantasy creatures who raise him capture hearts entirely. Struggles with forces of evil, uncertainty, disappointment and even death provide the tension." (PLAYS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS)
"We received such positive response from our patrons." (Jane Prince, Garza Theatre; Post, TX)
". . . a musical fantasy that traces the life of young Santa to his adulthood and ultimate mythic immortality. . . this touching Christmas show is for the whole family, young and old alike." (Angelo Civic Theatre, TX)
Play info and synopsis: www.ieclark.com/plays/oncesant.html
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