I’ll Be Home for Christmas
2016-2017 Season
2016-2017 Season
Release date:
December 9th - 11th, 2016
1 hours 20 minutes
Deborah Craig-Claar & Mark Hayes
Randy Dawkins and Vesta Gleissner

For Phone Reservations, please call (951) 658-5300

Adults are $15.00 per seat.
Children are $10.00 per seat.
For large groups and school field trip packages, please call or email us for more details.

*** Please Note:  This show is not part of the Season Ticket package.  This show requires a ticket purchase even if you are a Season Ticket Holder, Angel, or Patron. ***

The Plot

Set in late 1941, I’ll Be Home for Christmas is the story of the faith of a family, and a nation on the brink of World War II, preparing to celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace. Most of the action takes place in the main characters’ home, with the choir providing music and drama as it is broadcast over the family radio. The music highlights the sounds of the ’40s, including swing, lush ballads, and big band songs interspersed with reenactments of radio broadcasts during that time.


A Musical About Family and Hope in the Golden Days of Radio


Howard – Grandfather, wry, occasionally obstinate, but wise family patriarch.

Norma – Sensible heroine who holds the home together, in spite of separation from husband; Angie impulsive, overly dramatic, but sensitive and loving younger sister.

Mickey – Adventurous kid who always has his hands in something.

Danny – Charming, but somewhat clumsy and hapless mailman.

Sid – Retired car salesman downstairs, the classic eccentric.

Lil – No-nonsense building maintenance supervisor.

Jerry Brainerd – The quintessential radio announcer.

Radio Actors – 3 men and 3 women.

Choir – Functions as three separate groups – a professional radio vocal group, a bad church choir, and a group of neighbors and friends.


Howard – Frank Siebke
Norma – Monica Reichl
Angie – Melanie Johnson
Mickey – Elizabeth Simon
Danny – William Taveres
Sid – Murray Robitaille
Lil – Linda Stockham
Jerry Brainerd (Radio Announcer) – Chris Garcia
Vocalists – Randy Dawkins, Patti Dawkins, Cindi Conners, Pete Conners, & Nikki Spencer


Director: Vesta Gleissner
Music Director:  Randy Dawkins
Stage Manager & Lighting/Sound:  Danni Garcia

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