Nick of Time Christmas Show

Book By: Sam Havens
Play #: 8301
Pages: 53 pgs
Cast: Flexible cast of 10 to 34

Meet a theatre troupe whose Christmas spirit sparkles far more than their acting talent! In this two-act collection of comedy scenes, amateur thespians are preparing a Christmas Eve production at the community center, but nothing is working right. Meet Jordan, who demands fresh flowers in his dressing room (the broom closet); Nicky, whose Christmas monologue is "enhanced" with all the wrong sound effects; and Red who's more than a little worried that Marley's ghost haunts the backstage. Boss, the director, is about to lose his mind! And it doesn't help that Lee and CJ, who were sent out to get a Christmas tree for the stage, haven't returned because they've met a skunk and their truck ended up in a creek. Will this production be ready to open in time? A joyous ending is assured in this show as the closing scene involves the audience in a Christmas carol sing-along.

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Productions

AUGUSTA INDEPENDENT SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
AUGUSTA, KY 12/14/2018
PICKERING MIDDLE SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
LYNN, MA 12/6/2018
LITTLE THEATRE OFF BROADWAY 3 Performance(s)
GROVE CITY, OH 12/1/2018
CHURCH MOUSE PLAYERS 4 Performance(s)
OXFORD, NS 11/21/2018
THEATRE GROUP 2 Performance(s)
NEW MARTINSVILLE, WV 11/16/2018
FRAZIER MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
LEBEC, CA 12/15/2017
UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS DRAMA 3 Performance(s)
HOUSTON, TX 11/29/2017
ONAWA COMMUNITY PLAYERS 3 Performance(s)
ONAWA, IA 11/4/2016
AUGUSTA HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
AUGUSTA, WI 12/23/2015
THE PHOENIX THEATRE 3 Performance(s)
MARSHALL, IL 12/19/2015
WESTERN HARNETT HIGH 2 Performance(s)
LILLINGTON, NC 12/10/2015
STARS CHARTER 1 Performance(s)
VASS, NC 12/18/2014
ORANGEFIELD HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
ORANGEFIELD, TX 12/15/2014
MERKEL HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
MERKEL, TX 12/15/2014
OTTO-ELDRED HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
DUKE CENTER, PA 12/15/2013
YOUNG ACTORS STUDIO, INC. 2 Performance(s)
ATHENS, GA 12/13/2013
GLENWOOD SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO 12/13/2013
RIVERFRONT SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
FLORENCE, NJ 12/1/2013
OLATHE HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
OLATHE, CO 12/15/2012
MOUNT VIEW HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
THORNDIKE, ME 12/14/2012
LITTLE THEATRE OFF BROADWAY 4 Performance(s)
GROVE CITY, OH 12/14/2012
SCENE STUDY 1 Performance(s)
ETOBICOKE, ON 12/19/2011
MOOREFIELD HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
MOOREFIELD, WV 12/16/2011
HAZLETON AREA HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
HAZLETON, PA 12/15/2011
OGMS DRAMA 1 Performance(s)
HATTIESBURG, MS 12/11/2011
HARRISBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
HARRISBURG, SD 12/8/2011
OCONNELL COLLEGE PREP DRAMA C 1 Performance(s)
GALVESTON, TX 12/8/2011
COLUMBIA HIGH SCHOOL 4 Performance(s)
HUNTSVILLE, AL 12/2/2011
POTTER PLAYERS COMMUNITY THEAT 4 Performance(s)
LISBON, OH 12/1/2011
KEOTA HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
KEOTA, OK 10/27/2011
HOLLIS MIDDLE-HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
HOLLIS, OK 12/19/2010
SUPPLY CENTER 1 Performance(s)
SAN DIEGO, CA 12/19/2010
AUGUSTA HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
AUGUSTA, WI 12/15/2010
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
YULEE, FL 12/14/2010
DUTCHTOWN HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
HAMPTON, GA 12/14/2010
MEECE MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
SOMERSET, KY 12/6/2010
ANDERSON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
ANDERSON, AL 12/4/2010
SWANSBORO HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
SWANSBORO, NC 12/2/2010
KANKAKEE HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
KANKAKEE, IL 12/2/2010
EDUSTAR ACADEMY OF PERFORMING 1 Performance(s)
HAMPTON, VA 12/18/2009
ST BRIDGET CATHOLIC SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
HOBART, IN 12/15/2009
CARDINAL STRITCH HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
OREGON, OH 12/11/2009
TRI-VALLEY YOUNG PERFORMERS AC 2 Performance(s)
SAN RAMON, CA 12/11/2009
RIMROCK HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
BRUNEAU, ID 12/10/2009
TRI-VALLEY YOUNG PERFORMERS AC 1 Performance(s)
SAN RAMON, CA 12/5/2009
LOUDON HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
LOUDON, TN 12/3/2009
F K SWEET ELEMENTARY 1 Performance(s)
FT PIERCE, FL 12/17/2008
COLOMA HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
COLOMA, MI 12/15/2008
OWSLEY COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
BOONEVILLE, KY 12/15/2008
THACKERVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS 1 Performance(s)
THACKERVILLE, OK 12/12/2008
BROOKS WESTER MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
MANSFIELD, TX 12/2/2008
HOLLIS MIDDLE-HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
HOLLIS, OK 12/20/2007
HALFWAY HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
HALFWAY, MO 12/15/2007
PAWNEE JUNIOR HIGH 1 Performance(s)
PAWNEE, IL 12/15/2007
CARSON HIGH SCHOOL 4 Performance(s)
CARSON CITY, NV 12/11/2007
NORTHEAST MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
CLARKSVILLE, TN 12/7/2007
FIRST REFORMED CHURCH 1 Performance(s)
COLLEGE POINT, NY 12/1/2007
CENTRAL RECIEVING 6 Performance(s)
CARSON CITY, NV 12/1/2007
RAMIREZ CHARTER SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
LUBBOCK, TX 12/20/2006
MEADOWFIELDS COMMUNITY SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
YARMOUTH, NS 12/18/2006
HEMLOCK MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
HEMLOCK, MI 12/8/2006
FHS THEATER DEPARTMENT 1 Performance(s)
FLOYDADA, TX 12/1/2006
PLATEAU VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
COLLBRAN, CO 11/17/2006
PLATEAU VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
COLLBRAN, CO 11/17/2006
ACTORS COMMUNITY THEATRE 5 Performance(s)
SCHNELLVILLE, IN 11/11/2006
ROSARY HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA CLUB 1 Performance(s)
AURORA, IL 12/21/2005
LITTLE TOWN PLAYERS 2 Performance(s)
BEDFORD, VA 12/17/2005
HOLBROOK LIBRARY 2 Performance(s)
HOLBROOK, AZ 12/16/2005
PIGEON FORGE MS 1 Performance(s)
PIGEON FORGE, TN 12/16/2005
WESTPORT COMMUNITY THEATER 2 Performance(s)
WESTPORT, KY 12/16/2005
BRYAN CO COMM ED 1 Performance(s)
RICHMOND HILL, GA 12/15/2005
OKLAHOMA UNION SCHOOLS 1 Performance(s)
S COFFEYVILLE, OK 12/15/2005
JENA HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
JENA, LA 12/15/2005
WANETTE HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
WANETTE, OK 12/9/2005
SEMINOLE HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
SEMINOLE, OK 12/8/2005
WESTERN HARNETT HIGH 2 Performance(s)
LILLINGTON, NC 12/8/2005
SOUTHSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
JACKSONVILLE, FL 12/8/2005
FLOYD ELEMENTARY 1 Performance(s)
BALCH SPRINGS, TX 12/7/2005
NORTHSIDE HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
LAFAYETTE, LA 12/5/2005
CRESTVIEW HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
ASHLAND, OH 12/3/2005

Behind The Scenes

PLAYWRIGHT SAM HAVENS

TALKS ABOUT "THE NICK OF TIME CHRISTMAS SHOW"

 

Q: WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS PLAY?

A: I like the idea of flexible setting and casting. The show is very manageable because each theatre group can customize the script to their own particular needs.

 

Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PART OR LINE IN THE PLAY? WHY?

A: My favorite line is in "Sleigh Tune-Up" when Rudolph says, "One hundred gallons of glitter and a barrel of stardust." I also like the line when the Ghost asks for a Diet Pepsi. My favorite part in the play is Lee and CJ's misadventures in searching for a Christmas tree.

 

Q: WHERE DO THE CHARACTERS COME FROM? ARE THEY BASED ON PEOPLE YOU KNOW?

A: The characters are a composite of traits from my crazy friends plus a lot of imagination. The characters just want to put on a great Christmas show, but are stressed by their own egos and the fact that Christmas Eve is almost here. They are also spooked by the ghost!

 

Q: WHAT DID YOU TRY TO ACHIEVE WITH THIS PLAY?

A: I wanted to invent a show for the wonderful community of theatre people. I just wanted to create a happy celebration of Christmas and a lot of laughs.

 

Q: ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT YOUR PLAY?

A: I had a ball writing this script. I laughed out loud. I think all drama groups from high school to community theatre will love rehearsing and performing "The Nick of Time Christmas Show."