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Madeline's Christmas ME8000

Madeline's Christmas

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

Product Code: ME8000

  • Musical
  • Comedy
  • Cast size: 1m., 14w.

    Limited Streaming Rights Available

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This title can be licensed and sold throughout Canada, the United States.

* 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.

$11.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $110/perf

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"In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived 12 little girls in two straight lines." So begins this delightful story of Madeline's Christmas! The day begins like any other day. Miss Clavel takes the 12 little girls on their morning walk. They go to the zoo and then back to school for their French history lesson. Suddenly disaster strikes when everyone gets the flu! Everyone that is, except for the ever-resilient Madeline. Saddened that they may not be able to go home for Christmas, the girls and Miss Clavel take to their beds. But on Christmas Eve, the adventure begins when there is a knock at the front door. Expecting to see Santa, Madeline meets the rug merchant who has brought 12 very special rugs. He reminds Madeline that Christmas is the time of miracles, and that these are not ordinary rugs! Soon everyone wakes up feeling healthy. The rug merchant shows them that they each have a magic carpet and that they can fly home to be with their families for Christmas! After saying goodbye to the girls, Miss Clavel finds a present that the girls left for her, befriends a little mouse, and counts her many blessings singing "Everything Is Right Tonight." Before you know it, the girls fly back to the old house and are together again on New Year's Eve. They thank Madeline for taking care of them and making their Christmas so special!


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  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Musical
  • Product Code ME8000
  • Cast Size 15
  • Min. Royalty Rate $110/perf
  • Cost $11.95
  • Approx. Run Time 60 min


  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
  • Performing Group Elementary School | Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | TYA | Touring Group
  • Genre Comedy
  • ISBN(13) 9781583422977
* 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

"Loved by the cast and audiences alike, Madeline's Christmas is a magical holiday treat! Based on Ludwig Bemelmans famous book series, Madeline continues to inspire generations with her strength, determination and kind heart. "
Review by Laura Luc, Kids of the Arts, New York, N.Y.
"Madeline's Christmas is an absolutely enchanting musical with beautiful music, a lovely story and a truly miraculous blend of magic and imagination. The warmth and compassion that was shared between cast, crew and audience was a wonderful overture to the holiday season."
Review by Julie Aiken, York Little Theatre, York, Pa.
"Madeline's Christmas offers a magical and moving story with brand-new songs that young actors will be reminded of during the holidays well into their adult years. It's such a great musical to give young, new actors the ability to discover the art of live theatre."
Review by Steven Barton, Strauss Theater Center, Monroe, La.

Hints, Tips, and Tricks

"All of the Madeline books are a tremendous visual resource. Recreating Bemelmans' world was a delight, with beautiful and charming results. Especially stunning was the use of a silhouette cut-out Paris skyline in the style of Bemelmans' illustration."
Tip by Julie Aiken, York Little Theatre, York, Pa.

Media Reviews

“Mayhem and magic weave through the musical Madeline’s Christmas.” —The Roanoke Times

“The show is certain to bring a bit of merriment to you and yours this holiday season.” —The Roanoke Times

“Enchanting, funny and heart-warming … wrapped in beautiful songs. … It’s this balance of wisdom and whimsy that makes Madeline a delight for any age—and a perfect quality family outing.” —Atlanta InTown

“A festive treat for parents and children alike … a magical musical adaption of Ludwig Bemelman’s classic children's tale.” —Broadwayworld.com



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Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
East Ridge High School Woodbury Minnesota 12/7/2024 12/15/2024
Arkansas Art Center Children's Theatre Little Rock Arkansas 12/6/2024 12/22/2024
Creative Cauldron Falls Church Virginia 12/6/2024 12/22/2024


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