CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT: Coney Island Christmas Opens Nov. 17

Director Elena Giannetti has found the cast to play the colorful characters of this charming and captivating Christmas play. Inspired by Grace Paley's "The Loudest Voice," Donald Margulies' play emphasizes the importance of different cultures, weaved together by music and merriment. 

You may recognize Michael Conroy who played Sir Guy of Gisbourne in 'Twas The Night Before Christmas and Shana Eisenberg who played Mother in A Christmas Story. Lyric Arts is thrilled to welcome them back.

Cast

Shirley Abramowitz: Mary Cutler
Clara: Gabriella Rosen
Young Shirley: Lily Wangerin
Mr. Abramowitz: Tony Johnson
Mrs. Abramowitz: Shana Eisenberg
Mr. Hilton: Michael Conroy
Miss Glace: Lydia Wildes
Evie: Ellie Herringshaw
Jackie: Brad Krieger
Ira: Zach Hays
Anna: Dara Xiong
Henrietta: Rebekah Meyer
Lester: Brandon Lund
Giuseppe: Meng Xiong

Artistic Staff

Director: Elena Giannetti
Stage Manager: Jenna Hyde
Scenic Designer: Leazah Behrens
Costume Designer: Samantha Kuhn Staneart
Lighting Designer: Kurt Jung
Properties Designer: Taylor Palmer
Sound Designer: Rosendo St. Pierre
Asst. Stage Managers: Lea Brucker, Will Rosin
Dialect Coach: Keely Wolter
Sound Board Operator: Blues Bland

Coney Island Christmas introduces us to Shirley Abramowitz, a young Jewish girl who, much to her immigrant mother’s exasperation, is cast as Jesus in the school’s Christmas pageant. As Shirley, now much older, recounts the memorable story to her great-granddaughter, the audience is treated to an enchanting, timeless tale of what it means to discover our own holiday traditions.

Shana Eisenberg as the mother in A Christmas Story.

Shana Eisenberg as the mother in A Christmas Story.

Michael Conroy as Sir Guy of Gisbourne in 'Twas The Night Before Christmas.

Michael Conroy as Sir Guy of Gisbourne in 'Twas The Night Before Christmas.