Todd Michael With Courtney Cook And Meg Mark

THE ASPHALT CHRISTMAS by Todd Michael, which begins previews December 4th at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, NYC. The Equity production opens on December 5th at 7:30 PM and continues through December 21st, 2014.

THE ASPHALT CHRISTMAS is a parody of all those wretched 40s and 50s Christmas films you watched as a kid. Author Todd Michael said “THE ASPHALT CHRISTMAS is The Bells of St. Mary’s meets The Exorcist meets Going My Way with The Singing Nun thrown in too, in this insane spoof of Hollywood Christmas films. We tell the story of St. Celestine’s annual holiday pageant, a ‘possessed’ 15 year old girl, her long-lost burlesque queen mother with a heart of gold, a singing priest with a past, and a couple of nuns who must deal with the devil within their convent walls. Betrayal, lust and eggnog – what more could anyone want at Christmas?”

Directed by LAWRENCE LESHER, the cast of THE ASPHALT CHRISTMAS includes TODD MICHAEL (Dixie), CHRIS KATEFF (Father O’Day), DAVID L. ZWIERS (Sister Bernadette), MEG MARK (Veda), TIMOTHY J. COX (Moose/Ziggy/Eddie), MATT HARRIS (Mickey), COURTNEY COOK (Torchy/Sister Joseph/Bubbles/Heloise), and ALEX PAPPAS (Warden/Willard/Joe/Father McLaughlin).

Costume design is by David L. Zwiers with sound and light design by Louis Lopardi.

THE ASPHALT CHRISTMAS performance schedule is:

Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 PM

Saturdays at 4 & 8 PM

Sundays at 2 PM


THE ASPHALT CHRISTMAS, written by Todd Michael, directed by Lawrence Lesher. The Bells of St. Mary’s meets The Exorcist in this satire that explores the season-appropriate themes of forgiveness and love, with a side of betrayal and lust thrown in for good measure. December 4-21 at The Lion at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, NYC. Performances: Thursdays & Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays at 4 & 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. $18 tickets available via TeleCharge.com or (212) 239-6200. For more info go to www.theasphaltchristmas.com

Photo Courtesy Of: Jamie Cox