The Santaland Diaries

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Linda Gross Theater

(New York, NY)
336 West 20th Street
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
Playhouse on Park's Young Professionals Nights Out are continuing for our eleventh season.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
American Theatre magazine, published by Theatre Communications Group, has just released its annual lists of the Top 10 Most-Produced Plays and Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights for the 2019/2020 season.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Capital Stage launches its 15th Anniversary Season with the critically acclaimed and multiple award winning play Between Riverside And Crazy by Stephen Adly Guirgis. Judith Moreland, director of An Octoroon , returns to direct local favorite James Wheatley as “Pops” in his Capital Stage main stage debut. The Sacramento Premiere of Between Riverside And Crazy will preview Aug. 28th, 29th, and 30th. A Press Opening will be on Sat. Aug. 31st at 8:00 pm. Performances will run through Sep. 29th. Tickets are available now.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
Two actors, twenty characters, and a barrel of laughs are coming to the corner of Franklin and First in Historic Downtown Clarksville this month.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
From the brilliantly twisted mind of David Sedaris comes a classic tonic for the holidaze. Out of work and options, The Santaland Diaries finds David as he begins his career as an elf in Macy's Santaland during the holiday crunch. Battling throngs of rabid families clamoring towards a drunken Santa to satiate their Christmas fix, David makes do with some hilarious observations on human nature, and an unexpected connection to the holiday spirit.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
ZACH Theatre brings three great seasonal shows for everyone to share this 2019 Holiday Season. ZACH's rockin' holiday tradition, A Christmas Carol will return to The Topfer at ZACH for the sixth year November 20a?"December 29 with exciting new songs and some new cast in addition to returning favorites.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
David Sedaris' THE SANTALAND DIARIES begins performances at Playhouse on Park on December 4. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
Artistic Director Robert Falls announces an update to Goodman Theatre's 2019/2020 Season. The Chicago premiere of School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play by Jocelyn Bioh, directed by Lili-Anne Brown, originally scheduled for the Owen Theatre, will move into the 856-seat Albert Theatre; the Falls-directed major revival of Molly Sweeney by Brian Friel, originally scheduled for the Albert Theatre, will move into the 350-seat flexible Owen Theatre.
by Stage Tube - Nov 9, 2019
Goodman Theatre presents the return of The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, adapted by Joe Mantello, November 29 - December 29 in the Owen Theatre. Directed by longtime Goodman Artistic Associate Steve Scott, The Santaland Diaries has been performed across the nation over the past two decades and is perfect for those who prefer their eggnog spiked.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2019
Join other Young Professionals on Thursday, December 12 for a night of merriment at THE SANTALAND DIARIES by David Sedaris. Pre-show reception begins at 6pm with spiked hot chocolate and a holiday cookie decorating station. BYOB: Feel free to bring any of your favorite spirits. After the show, join members of Playhouse on Park's Young Professional Advisory Board at Plan B Burger Bar, where you can save 25% off your check if you present your ticket!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
Playhouse on the Square, in partnership with super sponsor, Dr. Thomas Ratliff, proudly present the one woman show toasting all the tropes associated with being single during the holidays.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
The Santaland Diaries comes to First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne Street, Friday, December 20 and Saturday, December 21a?"both shows at 7:30 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
David Sedaris' THE SANTALAND DIARIES begins performances at Playhouse on Park on December 4, and will run through December 21. This one-man play has a?oea satirical brazenness that holds up next to Twain and Nathanael West' (The New Yorker).
by E.H. Reiter - Nov 30, 2019
An interview with THE SANTALAND DIARIES director Anthony Methvin about the show, holiday magic, and why this show is still going strong after all of these years.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2019
Carpenter Square Theatre celebrates the holiday season with a?oeThe Santaland Diariesa?? November 29-December 21. David Sedaris' hilarious comedy, adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello, is about an out-of-work slacker who takes a job as an elf at Macy's department store during the holiday crunch. All performances are at the theater, located at 800 W. Main in downtown Oklahoma City.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019
The Ensemble Company, the repertory company in residence at Penguin Point Productions located in the Oviedo Mall, concludes its debut season with a double bill of David Sedaris comedies: The SantaLand Diaries and Season's Greetings, both adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019
Actors Theatre of Louisville and Artistic Director Robert Barry Fleming announce the upcoming holiday season favorites: Fifth Third Bank's A Christmas Carol, beginning November 23 in the Pamela Brown Auditorium, and The Santaland Diaries, based on the essay by David Sedaris, beginning November 24 in the Victor Jory Theatre. Tickets are now available at ActorsTheatre.org.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019
As the Christmas countdown begins, a newly-hired elf enters the coldest circle of retail hell: Macy's Santaland. In real life, Crumpet the Elf is an unemployed actor, but now he's hard at work, greeting children, judging their parents and giving us a hilarious behind-the-scenes tour of the North Pole. Packed with David Sedaris's signature wit, The Santaland Diaries is a delightfully irreverent holiday classic for those of us who prefer our eggnog spiked.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2019
Barter Theatre opens four Christmas productions this season! On Gilliam Stage see the classic holiday musical, a?oeWhite Christmas,a?? and bring your favorite young hearts to see a?oe'Twas the Night Before Christmas.a?? For something a little more edgy and wild, check out a?oeJacob Marley's Christmas Carola?? at Smith Theatre or a?oeThe Santaland Diaries.a?? There's something for everyone this holiday season at Barter Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2019
A holiday treat chock full of quick changes, outrageous costumes and funny-bone-tickling delights is returning to the corner of Franklin and First in Historic Downtown Clarksville this season.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2019
a?oeThe Santaland Diariesa?? Premieres December 6at South Bend Civic Theatre. Based on the personal experiences of David Sedaris,
by BWW - Nov 25, 2019
Voting is NOW OPEN and the first votes are in for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Maine Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The nominees are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized!
by BWW - Nov 25, 2019
Voting is NOW OPEN and the first votes are in for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Omaha Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The nominees are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2019
Looking for a little more snark in your stocking this year? The Castle Craig Players' production of THE SANTALAND DIARIES by David Sedaris returns this holiday season, after extended sold-out runs in 2015, 2016 and 2017, for four performances only - December 12-15!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2019
Kickshaw Theatre presents The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello, December 13-22, 2019, at Bobcat Bonnie's in Ypsilanti.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
After a wildly popular production in December of 2017, An Other Theater Company is re-mounting the hilarious Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris and Joe Montello, with Jordan Kramer reprising his role in this one man show about a man who takes a job as a Macy's elf over Christmas. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Spectrum Theatre Ensemble (STE) of Providence continues their inaugural season with THE SANTALAND DIARIES & SEASON'S GREETINGS, by David Sedaris, adapted by Joe Mantello, and directed by Clay B. Martin (Providence, RI). When a down-on-his luck wannabe actor arrives in New York City at the end of the year, the only employment he can find is at Macy's department store -- working in Santaland for the holiday season, as a reluctant, but relentlessly cheerful, elf. Newly christened a?oeCrumpeta??, our clever anti-hero shares his observations of the mayhem in front of and behind the scenes during one chaotic December, from aggressive parents and drunken Santas, to flirtatious actors, poor hygiene, and the racially charged hazards of being a a?oePointer Elf.a?? Will Crumpet find a moment of pure Christmas spirit? The perfect Christmas treat for grownups, this one-man show has been an annual tradition at theaters across the United States for the past twenty years.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
Eclipse Theatre Company announces the recipient of 2020's Eleventh Annual Corona Award: Mary Ann Thebus and Michael and Mona Heath. The Corona Award honors individuals and organizations which play an important role in supporting and nurturing the growth of the Chicago theatre community as well as small- to medium-sized theatres like Eclipse Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
A tragic love story set in Nazi Germany, Bent follows the journey of Max, a young gay man from Berlin, who learns to accept himself and to love in the face of horrific and impossible odds. One of the most significant plays of the 20th century, Bent sheds light on the widely untold history of the persecution of homosexual men during the Holocaust.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Following a record number of nominations and votes, winners have been announced for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Maine Awards, brought to you by TodayTix!! The nominees were set, audiences voted, and now we get to recognize local theatres and performers for their outstanding achievement!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Following a record number of nominations and votes, winners have been announced for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Maine Awards, brought to you by TodayTix!! The nominees were set, audiences voted, and now we get to recognize local theatres and performers for their outstanding achievement!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 1, 2020
The San Diego Theatre Critics Circle is pleased to announce the nominations for its 2019 Craig Noel Awards. Now in its 18th year, the Craig Noel Awards honor the achievements at professional theaters in San Diego County.
by BWW Staff - Dec 9, 2019
There's just a few weeks left to make your voice heard and submit your votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Maine Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by Rachel Weinberg - Dec 8, 2019
The ceaselessly cynical Crumpet the Elf has returned to Goodman Theatre for the second year in a row. This year Steven Strafford takes the lead in David Sedaris's THE SANTALAND DIARIES under the direction of Steve Scott. While Strafford's take on David/Crumpet remains as foul-mouthed and blunt as ever, the actor's take on the role has some real vulnerability. Strafford gives us the sense that Crumpet wears his cynicism like armor, using it as a defense mechanism to combat his loneliness and discontentment with his current career status (Crumpet's declaration that being an elf seems like a a?oeterrifyinga?? job opportunity rings especially true here). Although Strafford's Crumpet has a deft emotional center, he still never compromises on the humora?'but his delivery is smartly such that audiences may land on different moments as the funniest in Sedaris's text (adapted by Joe Mantello for the stage).
by Joseph Harrison - Dec 7, 2019
The holidays are a season of excitement and joy for people of all ages. This festive time of year comes with all the trappings - colorful decorations, gifts for loves ones, and of course, visits to see the big man in the red suit. But have you ever stopped to wonder what the lives of those who toil day after joyous day in green velvet and striped stockings? Yes, I am talking about Santa's helpers, the energetic and excited elves who ensure your visit to the North Pole is as wonderful as it can be. In David Sedaris' one man play, THE SANTALAND DIARIES, playing now at Playhouse on Park in West Hartford, audiences get a peek through the a?oemagic windowa?? at one man's hilarious experience as an elf in Macy's Santaland.
by Stage Tube - Dec 6, 2019
Check out  the first installment of this season's Tea Time with Crumpet, with the star of Actors Theatre's The Santaland Diaries, Bear Brummel as Crumpet the Elf. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2019
Goodman Theatre presents the return of The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, adapted by Joe Mantello, November 29 - December 29 in the Owen Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
Riverbank Theatre's 2020 Season is packed with a variety of entertainment for all kinds of theatre patrons of any age. Kicking off the year is Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical. This family favorite is based on the beloved novel and features a talented cast of young performers and adults. It is perfect for the whole family while being witty enough for adult theatre goers to enjoy sans children. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2019
Buffalo Theatre Ensemble presents 'The Cake' by Bekah Brunstetter, directed by Steve Scott, Jan.30-March 1 in the Playhouse Theatre at the McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd. The LA Times calls the play 'funny and smart' and observes, 'The Cake' explores human conflict from an insightful, slightly offbeat perch with understanding, respect and compassion for opposing points of view.' There will be a preview performance 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan 30; press opening is 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 31. Performances run through March 1.
by BWW - Dec 23, 2019
There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Maine Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW - Dec 2, 2019
It's December! Voting is now underway for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Maine Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized. Check out the first set of stats below.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019
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by BWW Staff - Dec 19, 2019
We're heading into the final week of voting for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Maine Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by Sabrina Wallace - Dec 18, 2019
THE SANTALAND DIARIES is a pure comedic indulgence. Irreverent, contemptuous, hilarious! J. Robert Moore delivers Davis Sedaris' work with impeccable artistry. A must-see this Holiday season!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2019
Palo Alto Players continues its 2019-20 season with A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2, playwright  Lucas Hnath's 2017 Tony-nominated stand-alone sequel to the Ibsen classic. Picking up 15 years after the final scene of Ibsen's revolutionary play, in which Nora slammed the door on her marriage and children, A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 imagines the aftermath of Nora's infamous exit.
by BWW - Dec 16, 2019
There's Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Maine Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2019
Kickshaw Theatre presents The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello, December 13-22, 2019, in a pop-up performance venue at 117 Pearl Street, Ypsilanti, MI.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019
David Sedaris' hilarious The Santaland Diaries comes to the Hatbox Theatre in the form of a remarkable one-man show featuring Toby Paul. Performances are December 19 - 22, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for members, seniors and students and $12 for senior members. Tickets may be reserved by calling 603-715-2315 or purchased online at www.hatboxnh.com.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
This irreverent holiday comedy returns to Virginia Stage for its third go-round on the Wells Theatre stage. Based on the memoir of award-winning comedic author David Sedaris, this one-man show recounts his days as a struggling writer working to make ends meet as one Santa's Elves at Macy's Department Store. Drunken Santas, flirtatious actors, and aggressive parents abound. Enjoy the holiday season with laughter, drink, and merry spirits at the Wells. Only 7 performances!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
David Sedaris' hilarious The Santaland Diaries comes to the Hatbox Theatre in the form of a remarkable one-man show featuring Toby Paul. Performances are December 19 - 22, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for members, seniors and students and $12 for senior members. Tickets may be reserved by calling 603-715-2315 or purchased online at www.hatboxnh.com.
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