All-New One Act Musical
THE NICE LIST
Now Available and Presented for
Through the Generosity of our Producing Partners
Elliott and Cathy Masie of MASIE Productions and
Wendy Gillespie with Starhawk Productions
TWO WAYS TO WATCH :
- NiceListMusical.com (Ad free on Vimeo)
- Nice List Musical YouTube Channel
“The holiday musical aims to celebrate the power of the human spirit as we come together for the happiest time of the year,” says producer Wendy Gillespie.
Elliott Masie says “the Elves in our story are just like the millions of employees and families right now that are navigating the world working remotely, communicating in new ways and discovering that the power of empathy and laughter through music can bring us comfort in these challenging times.”
The Nice List is a Jingletastic all-new holiday musical with 6 original songs by Gary Adler and a book and lyrics by Phoebe Kreutz, directed by Alan Muraoka with choreography provided by Michael Midlin. This All-New one act musical is presented by the generosity of producing partners Elliott and Cathy Masie of MASIE Productions with Wendy Gillespie with Starhawk Productions. Costume design by Brian Hemesath and props, toys, and holiday treats designed by the Propstar herself Kathy Fabian.
The production team also includes general manager Joey Monda of Sing Out Louise! Productions, sound designer Ace Ikharo of 3Eyes Media with mixing by Michael Croiter at Yellow Sound Lab. Melissa Spengler Winner serves as the production coordinator.
Heading up the cast as Santa Claus “the main man of the North Pole” is Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin, Hamilton, Kimmy Schmidt). He is joined by a talented team of elves starting with the head elf of the workshop “Chestnut” played by Telly Leung (Aladdin, Allegiance). Santa announces that he will be “out-of-town” for a little longer than a flurry so roles and responsibilities will have to be shuffled this year finding “Crumpet” and “Raisin” in charge of the Naughty and Nice List. Checking it not once but twice is Julia Mattison (Godspell) as the “questionably” positive Crumpet while Ann Harada (Avenue Q, Seussical) as Raisin leans more toward the naughty side. As the elves near the big day inventory backups, pressure and tensions run high we find “Toot Toot” Cookie, portrayed by Jennifer Barnhart (Avenue Q, Sesame Street), Nick Kohn dolling around as Fruitcake (Avenue Q, The Buddy Holly Story) and Gumdrop stuffing his way through the mayhem played by Don Darryl Rivera (Iago in Broadway’s Aladdin) running low on Christmas spirit. How will all the Christmas chaos come to a celebratory conclusion? Rest assured upon Santa’s return lessons are learned and “The Nice List” will be saved leaving us all with the feeling that we should live our lives like it’s “Always a Holiday” every day.
About Elliott and Cathy Masie
Elliott & Cathy Masie (Masie Productions) are producers in both the theatre and the business learning worlds. Their Learning CONSORTIUM brings together the leading global corporations for collaboration on the use of technology for workforce skills. They have produced Broadway shows including: Kinky Boots, The Prom, Godspell, Allegiance, An American in Paris, The Play that Goes Wrong and SpongeBob The Musical. Elliott is on the Board of Trustees of Williamstown Theater Festival.
About Wendy Gillespie and Starhawk Productions
Starhawk Productions is a Broadway Producer located in San Diego. We present new work, with a focus on musicals, which celebrate the power of the human spirit. Our most successful production to date, “Come From Away,” premiered at the La Jolla Playhouse and received 7 Tony nominations in 2017, with Chris Ashley winning “Best Director of a Musical” and we received an Olivier Award in the U.K. for “Best Musical” in 2019. “Allegiance, A New American Musical” made its debut at The Old Globe in 2012 and premiered on Broadway in 2015-16. Our current production, “Diana” opened for previews on Broadway in March 2020 and will return when Broadway reopens. Meanwhile, the theater production has been filmed for Netflix for release in 2020. “Working Girl” is in development.