MKE With Kids is proud to be partnering with the Skylight Music Theatre to help spread the word about ‘A Jolly Holiday’.
A Jolly Holiday: Celebrating Disney’s Broadway Hits is now playing at the Skylight Music Theatre, and it’s the perfect family show for the holidays.
The show runs November 18th through December 31, 2022 at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.
Performances will take place in the Cabot Theatre, an intimate venue with good sight lines and comfortable seats.
A Jolly Holiday is a new musical revue featuring 30 beloved songs from 13 of Disney’s biggest Broadway hits.
In this family-friendly show, audiences will be treated to songs from Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Frozen, Newsies, The Lion King, Aladdin, Mary Poppins, Tarzan, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, High School Musical, Hercules, Jungle Book, and Aida.
Set at a festive holiday party with family and friends, the production is directed by Skylight Artistic Director Michael Unger and features a cast of many well-known Skylight artists along with an ensemble of youth performers.
The adult cast includes Daryn Alexus, making her Skylight debut; Joey Chelius (The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Full Monty); Shawn Holmes (Raisin, La Cage Aux Folles); Kevin James Sievert (The Little Shop of Horrors, Five Guys Named Moe); and Samantha Sostarich (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,Hairspray).
The youth company will perform in two rotating casts. The “Jolly” cast includes Taylor Arnstein, Bristol Beasley, Ella Caglin, Naima Gaines, Bennett Schoonover, and Grant Schoonover. The “Holiday” cast includes Sydney Alexander-Brown, Vivian Beeghly, Max Chelius, Sophia Furshpan, Evie Patrick, Shale Schroeder.
Skylight’s production marks a regional premiere, and will be just the second time the show has been staged anywhere.
A Jolly Holiday had its world premiere in December 2021 at Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey and is being presented at Skylight by special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Productions.
The performance schedule for A Jolly Holiday features numerous family friendly show times, including two early curtain times (1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.) for the show’s closing on New Year’s Eve.