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Who’s Holiday! - Music Theatre of CT, Norwalk, USA PDF Print E-mail
Written by Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta   
MTC - Who's Holiday - A Comedy with A Twist of Rhyme
Adult fans of the movie The Grinch Who Stole Christmas will definitely want to see Who's Holiday! A Comedy with A Twist of Rhyme at the Music Theatre of Connecticut in Norwalk, Connecticut. Cindy Lou Who played by Erin Maguire, is all grown up in this fabulously delightful campy romp of an adult-comedy that is a "who-ot" and a holler as she reflects on her life since she met Mr. Grinch. Written by Mathew Lombardo and directed by MTC Co-Founder Kevin Connors, this adults-only comedy will have you laughing your way through the holiday season. The play runs until December 19, 2021.

 

MTC - Who's Holiday!

Playwright Matthew Lombard's satirical comedic play, Who's Holiday! is set on Christmas Eve and takes place in Cindy Lou Who's dilapidated trailer in the hills of Mount Crumpet where she awaits her guests to arrive for her party. Cindy Lou Who of the Whoville clan is all grown up now and middle-aged and her life has not exactly turned out as she had hoped. While waiting for her party guests to arrive, Cindy Lou Who regales the audience with tales of her life since she was the cute little two-year old in the pink pajamas. 

Erin Maguire - Who's Holiday - MTC - photo by Alex Mongillo
Erin Maguire (Cindy Lou Who)
Who's Holiday!

We saw the play on opening night at the Music Theatre of Connecticut on Saturday, December 11, 2021, and found it to be laugh-out-loud hilarious, a bit trashy, a bit tongue-in-cheek, and ever-so-much-fun. The dialogue is set in rhyme, and Erin Maguire, a multi-talented stage and television actor and New York based stand-up comic/writer/and podcast host nailed the rhyme time as well as the rap dialogue and delivered a performance that rocked the audience. 

Erin Maguire - Who's Holiday - MTC - photo by Alex Mongillo
Erin Maguire (Cindy Lou Who)
Who's Holiday!
 

Doing a one-person show for 70 minutes performed without an intermission can be daunting for an actor, however, Erin Maguire is no stranger to the role of Cindy Lou Who. She also performed this role Off-Broadway and has numerous television, stage, comedy club gigs, and writing credits to her name. Her comedic timing was spot on as she rhymed, rapped, sang, and engaged the audience for a memorable performance. 

Erin Maguire - Who's Holiday - MTC - photo by Alex Mongillo
Erin Maguire (Cindy Lou Who)
Who's Holiday!

Matthew Lombardo's dialogue is pure camp and rollicking fun meant for adult-only audiences, Director Kevin Connors brings out the best from his cast, the costume design by Diane Vanderkroef is over-the-top perfect "Whoville" chic, as is the wig design by Bobbiepinz. MTC regulars, Lindsay Fuori (scenic design), RJ Romeo (lighting design), and Sean Sanford (prop design), all help to contribute to the success of the play.  

Erin Maguire - Who's Holiday - MTC - photo by Alex Mongillo
Erin Maguire (Cindy Lou Who)
Who's Holiday

If you are looking for a bit of fun to laugh your way through this holiday season, do go and see Who's Holiday! at the Music Theatre of Connecticut. The play runs until Sunday, December 19, 2021. Performances are at 8:00 pm on Friday, at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm on Saturday, and at 2:00 pm on Sunday. 

Erin Maguire - Who's Holiday - MTC - photo by Alex Mongillo
Erin Maguire (Cindy Lou Who)
Who's Holiday!

Until next time, keep enjoying and supporting the arts! 

Who's Holiday! Performance Schedule: Fridays at 8:00 pm, Saturdays at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm, and Sundays at 2:00 pm. All performances are in-person. The play runtime is 1 hour and 10 minutes with no intermission. 

Ticket prices: $40-$65 plus fees and can be purchased online at their website: (www.musictheatreofct.com/whos-holiday) or over the phone (203-454-3883). 

Important MTC - "Know Before You Go" Information 

"REQUIRED COVID-19 VACCINATION AND VALID ID - Guests will need to be fully vaccinated in order to enter MTC and must show proof of vaccination at their time of entry into the theatre with their valid ticket. "Fully vaccinated" means the performance date you are attending must be at least 14 days after your second dose of an FDA or WHO approved two dose COVID-19 vaccine, or at least 14 days after your single dose of an FDA or WHO approved single dose COVID-19 vaccine. After showing proof of vaccination, you will be asked to also provide a valid ID with a name that matches the name on your proof of COVID-19 vaccination. At this time, all patrons are required to wear masks inside MTC regardless of vaccination status. Masks may be pulled down briefly while eating or drinking an item purchased from the concession stand/bar. However, we encourage patrons to take all food and drinks outside to our lounge area." 

Erin Maguire - Who's Holiday - MTC - photo by Alex Mongillo
Erin Maguire (Cindy Lou Who)
Who's Holiday!

Who's Holiday! Cast and Crew 

Erin Maguire
Cindy Lou Who
Matthew Lombardo
Playwright
Lindsay Fuori
Scenic Design
RJ Romeo
Lighting Design
Diane Vanderkroef
Costume Design
Will Atkin
Sound Design
Sean Sanford
Prop Design
Bobbiepinz
Wig Design
Jim Schilling
Stage Manager
Kevin Connors
Director

Upcoming Performances 

2021-2022 Season
Dates Running
 
 
Who's Holiday
December 10-19, 2021
The Mountaintop
February 4-20, 2022
Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story
March 18 - April 10, 2022

About MTC 

"Music Theatre of Connecticut is the premier provider of musical theatre performance and training. Founded in 1987, we produce an annual series of Equity productions featuring New York professionals (MTC MainStage), numerous annual student productions, and a conservatory-style School of Performing Arts with curriculum-based training for students ages four through high school, including the nationally-recognized College-Bound in the Performing Arts program for performance career-focused high school students." 

The Music Theatre of Connecticut (MTC) was founded in 1987 by Kevin Connors (Artistic Director and Co-Founder) and Jim Schilling (Co-Founder), where MTC's focus is musical theatre performance and training. 

For more information, please visit their website: www.MusicTheatreofCT.com. 

Music Theatre of Connecticut - Norwalk, CT  

Music Theatre of Connecticut
509 Westport Avenue
(Enter the Bright Beginnings parking lot and look for MTC's orange awning)
Norwalk, Connecticut 06851
United States
Box Office:     +1-203-454-3883
Fax:               +1-203-557-0496
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