It Happened One Christmas Eve (the Musical)


Sunday, December 28, 2014
11:15 am - 10:30 pm


It Happened One Christmas Eve  By Bob Fitzsimmons original Music & Lyrics by Barbara Campbell and Steven Silverstein. Musical arrangements by Steven Silverstein. Through  December 28th, 2014

It Happened One Christmas Eve is the heart-warming story, about an infant left on the doorstep of an old brownstone rooming-house in Brooklyn on Christmas Eve, and the magic she brings to the lives of those who find her. The show features a book by Bob Fitzsimmons, original music & lyrics by Steven Silverstein & Barbara Campbell, and musical arrangements by Steven Silverstein. The story of “It Happened One Christmas Eve” unfolds over several Christmas Eves. Told in flashback, it spans plenty of time periods: 1989 to 1919 to 1929 to 1938, 1941, 1944 and 1952. Then back to 1989.

The show is filled with favorite Christmas carols, popular seasonal songs, and some original songs sure to please the young, the old, and anyone in between!! There are plenty of story lines among a house full of interesting characters — an Irish cook, an English spinster, a Brooklyn showgirl who dreams of stardom, a proud Boston poetess and two Romanian brothers. Their lives are changed forever one Christmas Eve when a baby is placed on their Brooklyn doorstep. That baby — they name her Dolly — grows in their love, a child of charity. There are also plenty of songs, some familiar, some penned just for this show: From “Silent Night” and “Holly Jolly Christmas” to a bouncy “We Haven’t Got Time for Christmas” that opens the show and a heartfelt “I’m All Alone in the World.” Thecast features Devon Perry as Dolly (last seen as Dorothy in The Wizard Of Oz!), Xander Chauncey as Buddy (he appeared in the Title role of Jekyll And Hyde here), WBT veteran and favorite, Michelle Dawson as Millie, Jayson Elliott as Serge (The Cowardly Lion in OZ), Molly Emerson as Elizabeth (Liesl in The Sound Of Music), Nick Gaswirth as Sigmund, Leisa Mather as Bridget (Mrs. Banks in Mary Poppins) and Jeanette Minson as Charlotte. Young Dolly will be played, alternately, by local children; Hannah Moore and Julia White.
Bob Fitzsimmons, a gifted actor, director and playwright, ran publicity for Westchester Broadway Theatre in its early days and also shepherded successful children’s plays there. The graduate of Archbishop Stepinac High School, directed school and community theatre shows across Westchester until his untimely death, at 37, in 1992. Each year, WBT gives a scholarship in his name to a Stepinac graduate who has excelled in theatre.
The production is Directed and choreographed by WBT favorite, Jonathan Stahl, who has been at the helm for several WBT productions including;  Legally Blonde and Nine.  Musical Director is Leo Carusone. Set Design is by Steven Loftus, Lighting Design is by Andrew Gmoser, Sound Design is by Jonathan Hatton and Mark Zuckerman, Costume Design is by Matthew Hemesath. The Production Stage Manager is Victor Lukas, ASM is Ron Rogell, Properties are by Grumpy Props. As with all our productions, Lisa Tiso is the Associate Producer.

Ticket Prices Dinner & Show range between $54.00 and $80.00 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: 

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

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

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

Luxury Boxes:  Call 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, andLuxury Box reserved parking. Additional cost, call for details.    

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Westchester Broadway Theatre
1 Broadway Plaza
Elmsford, NY 10523
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Sunday, December 28, 2014
Times: 11:15 am - 10:30 pm

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