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The Christmas Express

The Christmas Express

By Pat Cook.

Product Code: C45000

  • Full-length Play
  • Comedy
  • Cast size: 4m., 6w.

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"This is the most hopeless place in the world!" Hilda intones as she and Satch, her assistant, argue over what time it is. She dreams of faraway places and only finds tedium in running the Holly Railway Station. That is, until Leo Tannenbaum drops in out of nowhere the day before Christmas Eve. Suddenly, an old radio that hasn't worked in years springs to life, the local group of carolers (which usually yowls like a gang of wet cats) begins to sound like the Morman Tabernacle Choir and the whole town gets the Christmas spirit. Coincidence? Or is Leo doing all this? Even Satch changes his tune when it turns out that Leo might be on the run. This nostalgic theatrical greeting card is full of eccentric small town characters, wise-cracking their way to finding the true wonder of Christmas. And on the way, they make us all wish we could take a ride on The Christmas Express.


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  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code C45000
  • Cast Size 10
  • Min. Royalty Rate $110/perf
  • Cost $11.95
  • Approx. Run Time 90 min


  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults | Praise Groups
  • Performing Group Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | Senior Theatre | Touring Group
  • Genre Comedy
  • ISBN(13) 9780871295620
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Customer Reviews

"A very cute holiday story that could be set in almost any decade with trains and phones! Audiences enjoyed the wise-cracking characters and there were always a few tears and sniffles at the end as the storylines connected in a satisfying way. Our cast found the experience to be very memorable and has requested to do this production annually to experience it over and over."
Review by Christine Jolly, Third Act Theatre Company, Oklahoma City, Okla.
"This show was a hit! Performances sold out quickly! This nostalgic look at Christmas was an audience favorite that was easy to stage."
Review by Kyle Hadley, Barn Lot Theater, Edmonton, Ky.
"Sweet story, with nice character development. After all the fun laughs, the right Deborah can always make the audience tear up!"
Review by Pat Robertell-Hudson, Stow Players, Stow, Ohio
"Well received -- very appropriate for the season -- audiences laughed, cried, and applauded. Easily staged -- a nice turn from traditional Christmas offerings."
Review by Lloyd Lowery, Way Off Broadway Players, Midway, AR
"An uproarious, touching holiday comedy, sure to rekindle the spirit of all who get "thrown off track" this time of year."
Review by David Squires, Random Actors, Glendale, Ariz.


Location City State Opens Closes
Abbey Players Abbeville Louisiana 12/6/2024 12/15/2024
Ilion Little Theater Ilion New York 11/29/2024 12/8/2024
Elgin Art Showcase Elgin Illinois 11/15/2024 11/24/2024
Sapulpa Community Theatre Sapulpa Oklahoma 11/15/2024 11/24/2024