Monday, November 30, 2015

Madeline's Christmas Returns to Horizon Theatre!

A holiday adventure beyond wildest dreams, Madeline’s Christmas celebrates the yuletide season at Horizon TheatreDecember 5-31!

A merry treat for parents and children alike, families are invited to join Madeline and friends for an enchanting musical adaption of Ludwig Bemelmans’ classic children’s tale!  Featuring 24 local girls performing alongside professional actors in collaboration with The Atlanta Children’s Theatre Company, this beloved Atlanta tradition is a holiday must-see!

In the production’s eight-year history, more than 190 local girls have realized their dream of performing with a professional theatre company as part of the Madeline’s Christmas cast.  This year’s cast features girls, ages 8 to 12, from five metro Atlanta counties and 18 different schools.

Madeline’s Christmas runs December 5-31, 2015.  Performances are weekends at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. with additional school day matinee and holiday week show times.  Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children. Tickets and information are available at or 404.584.7450.


Based on the book by Ludwig Bemelmans
Book and lyrics by Jennifer Kirkeby
Music by Shirley Mier

Based on one of the most popular children’s books of all time, follow along as Madeline and friends figure out a way to make it home for Christmas after they’ve come down with the flu!  With the arrival of a mysterious stranger, the “twelve little girls in two straight lines” end up with a magical and memorable holiday like they never expected!


Miss Clavel                                         Lauren Rosenzweig
Mrs. Murphy                                     Britny Horton
Harsha                                                Dan Ford


Atlanta, Fulton County
Reilly Bowerman, 6th Grade at Christ the King
Avalana Brock, 4th Grade at St. Martins Episcopal
Lyndsey Davis, 5th Grade at Midtown International School
Margaret French, 4th Grace at The Lovett School
Briana Gibson-Gary, 4th Grade at Mary Lin Elementary School
Ari Goodmark, 4th Grade at The Children’s School
Heaven Hightower, 4th Grade at Wesley International Academy
Ellie Isenberg, 6th Grade at Atlanta International School
Katie Jarrell, 5th Grade at Christ the King
Piper Juhan, 3rd Grade at Sarah Smith Elementary School
Alexia Natae, 5th Grade at Parkside Elementary School
Peyton Shaw, 4th Grade at Dunwoody Elementary School
Taylor Smith-Ware, 4th Grade at Sagamore Hills Elementary School

DeKalb County
Lily Green, 5th Grade at Fifth Avenue Academy
Jazmine Sweatman, 3rd Grade at Oakhurst Elementary School
Nishelle Williams, 4th Grade at Peachcrest School
Celia Ghezzi, 3rd Grade at International Community School
Sophia Ocfemia, 3rd Grade at Immaculate Heart of Mary

Gwinnett County
Sarah Garrett, 4th Grade at The Lovett School
Madelyn Wright, 7th Grade at The Howard School

Cobb County
Claire Fuller, 4th Grade at King Springs Elementary School

Forsyth County
Bella Yantis, 3rd Grade at Vickery Creek Elementary School

Home School
Anaya Tention, 6th Grade
Sarah Serena Thompson, 6th Grade


Director                                               Spring Mason
Music Director                                   Kenna Redding Hunt
Choreographer                                  Sims Lamason
Scenic Designers                               Moriah and Isabel Curley-Clay                                   
Lighting Designer                              Mary Parker
Costume Designer                            Aleathia Burns
Sound Designer                                Thom Jenkins
Stage Manager                                 Kayla Zinke


Performances of Madeline’s Christmas run December 5-31, 2015.

Weekend Performances

Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 12 and 19 at 10:30 a.m.

School Day Matinees

Tuesday, December 8 and Wednesday, December 9 at 10:30 a.m.

Weekday Performances

Monday, December 7 and 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, December 18 at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Monday-Thursday, December 21-24 at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Monday-Thursday, December 28-31 at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.


General admission tickets for Madeline’s Christmas are $15 for adults and $12 for children.  Tickets may be ordered by phone at 404.584.7450 or online at  Ticket prices are subject to change.  Eight percent sales tax will be added to all ticket orders.  Internet convenience fee added to all online orders.  No refunds, exchanges, or late seating.


Group discounts are available for the matinee performances on Tuesday, December 8, and Wednesday, December 9, at 10:30 a.m.  School and daycare groups of 10 or more receive a discounted ticket price of $10 per ticket plus one free chaperone ticket for every 10 tickets booked.  Contact Group Sales at 404.584.7615 for more information.


Girl Scout troops receive a discounted ticket price of $13 for adults and $10 for children for troop outings, valid for weekday performances.  Contact Group Sales at 404.584.7615 for more information.

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Horizon Theatre Company1083 Austin Avenue, connects people to each other, the community and the world through professional, contemporary theater. For more information about tickets, group sales, or to receive a season brochure, call 404.584.7450 or visit

Horizon Theatre Company is grateful for the sponsorship by the Turner Voices initiative of Turner Broadcasting, who provides generous support to the 2013 season. Additional major funding is provided by the Fulton County Commission under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council. Horizon Theatre is also supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. The Council is a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding is provided by the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs and the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund. Funding for Horizon educational programming is provided by The Coca-Cola Company, Sprint, and The Imlay Foundation.


The Atlanta Children’s Theatre Company (ACT) is passionate about sharing the love of drama and professional theatre with Atlanta’s children and families. ACT offers dramatic arts education experiences taught by theatre professionals in rich, child-honoring learning environments through Camp Stardust summer camp, after-school, preschool, and workshop programs. In addition, ACT is actively working toward becoming a full producing company, providing family-friendly productions for and by children. For more information about ACT and Camp Stardust, visit

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