An NCT Hatchery World Premiere Production


Book and Lyrics by Marcy Heisler
Music by Zina Goldrich

From the book AUNTIE CLAUS by Elise Primavera, adapted for the stage by Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich on commission by Nashville Children’s Theatre. World Premiere November 14, 2019

November 14–December 29, 2019


New Production!

There’s something mysterioso about Sophie Kringle’s glamorous great aunt. She serves Christmas cookies at teatime, even in July! Her penthouse at the Bing Cherry Hotel glitters with Christmas lights all year long. There’s also that secretive “business trip” every year around the holidays. Determined to get to the bottom of Auntie Claus’ eccentric ways, Sophie embarks on an adventure that leads straight to the heart of the holidays.

A world premiere holiday musical event for the whole family commissioned for Nashville audiences by award winning writing team Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich (Netflix’s Julie’s Green Room, Ever After, Junie B. Jones).


Prior to the Sunday performances, your family can participate in pre-show, related fun!

Want to know what it’s like to be an actor in Auntie Claus? It’s time for you to jump in and play! Led by NCT Teaching Artists, games and activities designed for kids and adults to take part in together. (Yep, this is for adults as well, so no wallflowers.)

Family Fun Day begins at 1 pm, and ends at 1:30, so kids have time to enjoy the lobby activities before watching the show if they wish.

To attend Family Fun Day, all attendees of any age - child or adult - must have a $10 Family Fun Day ticket. This is different from the ticket to see the performance Activities are designed for ages 4 and up with a grown-up (or a few)!


Our Parent Tips & Info page helps adults know if this show is right for your young one.




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