The Twin City Players Presents Kris Kringle the Musical

The Twin City Players Presents
Kris Kringle the Musical

December 6 - 15, 2019


St. Joseph, MI – November 6, 2019– The Twin City Players announces the Holiday show of its 2019-2020 Mainstage Season, a new Christmas musical filled with memorable characters, a fantastic score, and unforgettable songs, Kris Kringle the Musical, book by Maria Ciampi, music & lyrics by Tim Janis & Angelo Natalie, additional lyrics by Maria Ciampi, based on the original story by Maria Ciampi, orchestrations by Frank Galgano and Matt Castle, arrangements by Charles Eversole, original orchestrations by Tim Janis.


This captivating new holiday musical reveals the untold story of young Kris Kringle. Discover what happens when an evil toy company CEO crosses paths with a starry-eyed, jobless toymaker whose family name carries a curse with the power to destroy Christmas. From the top of the world in the North Pole, Kris Kringle teams up with Santa and Mrs. Claus, the beautiful Evelyn Noel, a band of hilarious Apprentices and Elves, and magical Toys to remind us what Christmas is really all about: hope, family, and forgiveness.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for twelve years old and under (plus a $1 fee per ticket). Group rates are available. All seats reserved. Purchase tickets online at or through the TCP box office at 269-429-0400.


Performances are December 6 - 15, 2019, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm. There is also an added Thursday performance on December 12 at 7:30 pm. Shows take place at the TCP Playhouse, 600 W. Glenlord Road, St. Joseph. Kris Kringle the Musical is presented by special arrangement with Angel Polar Bear, LLC which has also provided all performance materials. Angel Polar Bear LLC, 914-831-7723 (phone); 1-866-254-8302 (facsimile),


The show is directed by Faith Schroeder-Smith who is assisted by Bill Klein Assistant Director, Debi Robertson Stage Manager, Dave Goodyear Lights, Candace Onweller Music Director, Juliet Golob Choreographer, Reta Trux & Barb Stepka Co-Costumers, Abigail Buckhanan Costume Assistant, Tabitha Nelson Props, and Candace Myers Set Designer. Cast members are Allen Pille, Gemma Michelini, Mike Neuenschwander, Fran Michelini, Renee Wright, John Rogers, Jodie Wilson, Zach Puplis, Tabitha Nelson, Emery A., Sydney Johnson, Grant W., Robert Foster, Beth La Fleur, Christopher Hamlett, Jessica Lewis, Naomi W., Robert Foster, Carol E. Orlaske, Julieann D., Deaglan D., Madison C., Marie W., Jonah W., Helena L., Caelyn C., Emma S., Whittaker L., and Josie Dejong.


Opening Night Afterglow Reception
On opening night patrons are invited to join the cast and crew after the show for an Afterglow reception featuring refreshments generously provided by Afterglow partners, Lemon Creek Winery and Bit of Swiss Pastry Shoppe.


The Twin City Players’ 2019-2020 Mainstage Season Sponsors are: Indiana Michigan Power/Cook Plant, Lake Michigan Chiropractic LLC., The Herald Palladium, The Boulevard Inn & Bistro, Meijer, and TPC Technologies, Inc. Kris Kringle Show Sponsor is: Thrivent Financial.


About Twin City Players
Formed in 1932, Twin City Players is a volunteer based nonprofit organization that strives to engage the community in quality theatre that changes lives and to be recognized for organizational excellence producing quality performances in southwest Michigan. The TCP Playhouse is located at 600 West Glenlord Road, St. Joseph, MI. For more information about TCP, call 269-429-0400 or visit us at

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