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Ken Ludwig's

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

November 14 - December 20, 2020

​‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, creatures were stirring, including a mouse! Kick off your family’s yuletide season with this comic take on the classic poem. When Santa’s Naughty or Nice list has gone missing, it’s up to a pair of dancing mice, a spunky girl, and an Elf-B-I agent to solve the mystery before Santa boards his sleigh. This production is a holiday gift for all ages!


Theatre for Family Audiences – Best for ages 3+. All patrons (of any age) must have a ticket.

Run time:  60 minutes with no intermission

Venue: Garza Mainstage

10760 Grant Road

Houston, Texas 77070


Produced by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

Directed by Katie E. Cross

Tickets $15 - $22


Sir Guy of Gisborne/Uncle Brierly - Ralph Biancalana

Amos/Amos of Kansas - Nathan Crooks

Emily - Morgan Montgomery

Calliope/Brittania Sneed - Celeste Hendrickson

Mulch/Santa Claus/Wendell Sneed - Sean Thompson


This event is designated for younger audiences. All ages must hold a ticket. Children disturbing the enjoyment of other theater patrons may be removed from the theater at the discretion of the House Manager without refund.


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


Stageworks Theatre is setting a new standard in safe, high quality, high-value theatre in Houston. To maintain a healthy and safe environment, we pledge zero-tolerance for any actions or behavior leading to unsafe conditions in our theatre. We also reserve the right to remove any individual from the facility and terminate any specific or implied agreements with any individual deviating from these guidelines and protocols at any time.


Stageworks has made great effort to create as safe of an environment to allow you to enjoy the magic of live theatre.  Protocols include required masking, sparse seating (only 1/3 of our seats will be sold to each performance), and a new REME HALO In-Duct air purifying system.  

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