The Christmas Skates

Book by Sarah Brandt |
Music and lyrics by Nathanael McClure |
Directed by Alan Knoll

The true spirit of the holiday season shines brightly in this new musical adaptation of Mary Griggs Van Voorhis’s short story, “The Boy with the Box.” It’s nearly Christmas, and Tom Reynolds is excited to show off his brand new skates – that is, until someone shows up with a newer, better pair. Meanwhile, across town, Harvey McGinnis is thrilled with the meager gifts he’s managed to gather for his little sisters. Inspired by Harvey’s kindness and spirit, Tom hatches a plan to give his new friend a holiday surprise to remember.

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Cast & Creative Staff


  • Myke Andrews (Tom)
  • Charlie Barron (Dad, Ralph, Harvey)
  • Lana Dvorak (Mom, Rachel, Mrs. Miller)
  • Delaney Marie Piggins (Judy, Annie, Mrs. Patton)


  • Director: Alan Knoll
  • Music Director: Charlie Mueller
  • Scenic Designer: Scott Loebl
  • Costume Designer: Marci Franklin
  • Stage Manager: Carolyn Ivy