What do you get when you combine Saint Nicholas, a monster, and seven naughty children (played by adults)? A night of thrills and laughs!
This holiday season, treat yourself to a laugh. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets The Nightmare Before Christmas in this wacky Christmas comedy in the style of Tim Burton and Danny Elfman. After a phenomenal premiere in 2021, this audience favorite will become yearly tradition, promising a night of suspense, side-splitting comedy, and unforgettable music.
For hundreds of years, Christmas was a time for bone-chilling wonder as fearsome monsters teamed up with Saint Nicholas to punish the naughty. But as Europe’s most feared monster, the dreaded Krampus, has faded from tradition, naughty children have been getting away with everything. It’s time to restore balance to Christmas! Reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, but with a heavy dose of farce, join Saint Nicholas, a lurking monster, and seven naughty children (played by adults) for a night of laughs, mystery, and thrills as they disappear one by one.
Playwright, composer, and producer Stephen Gashler (starring as Sasha, the slothful Russian boy) is also the creator of the best-selling shows Take my Death Away: A Halloween Musical and Valhalla: A Viking Rock Opera. Together, the Gashlers have been creating fresh and original musical theatre for Utah audiences since 2010. They also run the Great Hall Youth Theatre program at the Angelus Theatre, offering year-round classes in acting, singing, dancing, playwriting, and more.
While the show has some scary moments, we brand it appropriate for all ages.
As one reviewer put it, “I was pleasantly surprised and humored with the satire that flipped the vilification of the old, German, legend of Krampus. Moreover, the singing, dancing, dialogue, and acting were top notch! Two thumbs way up.”
A Krampus Carol runs from Dec 12 – 23 at the Angelus Theatre (165 N Main, Spanish Fork). Find someone to hold on to and order your tickets.
Save $5 on tickets with coupon code “familynight” at krampuskarol.com.