The Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage
by Dylan Thomas
adapted and directed by Charlotte Moore
musical direction by John Bell
with Nicholas Barasch, Dewey Caddell, Margaret Dudasik, Polly McKie, Naomi Louisa O’Connell, and Ashley Robinson
This holiday season, experience a joyous musical celebration of Dylan Thomas’ iconic story, A Child’s Christmas in Wales, the “never to be forgotten day at the end of the unremembered year,” when songs are sung, cakes and sweets are abundant, and the frozen city parks are laden with mysteries and adventures for wild boys and girls to explore.
This favorite Irish Rep tradition features both classic and contemporary Christmas music interwoven with Thomas’s story of a snowy Christmas Day in Wales.
A cavalcade of imagery and sensation … The descriptions of treats and toys are evocative, the carols appealingly sung, the cast charming. This sweet show conjures plenty of good will toward men.” – The New York Times
“an atmosphere fit for a picture print by Currier and Ives… Just let it warm you inside like a cup of hot cocoa and take in the spirit of the holidays.” –TheaterMania
“charmingly presents the Christmas we all wish we could have experienced at least once in our lives… One of the most striking things about A Child’s Christmas in Wales is that no matter how many times we may see it, we can always find something different in its telling.” -The Epoch Times
“The holiday punchbowl is sweetly spicy at The Irish Repertory Theatre’s nostalgic holiday show… Moore looks for the best in Christmas, and combines it beautifully with Thomas’ Christmas fairytale, leaving the audience feeling as though they’re tucked inside a cozy, musical snowglobe.” — Associated Press
“If you prefer your holiday cheer tuneful, sweet and short, you’ll do no better… A Child’s Christmas in Wales is the perfect antidote for your inner Grinch. Do yourself a favor and drop in for some sentimentality served in style.” – Talkin’ Broadway
“As good as a stiped & colored peppermint stick. The ensemble’s enjoyment of what they’re doing is not one engaging, but their genuine enthusiasm becomes infectious.” — Curtain Up
“Irish Rep’s production of A Child’s Christmas in Wales brings home the whole point of the Christmas tradition!” — New York Irish Arts