November 27 – December 22, 2019

Take a fanciful trip to “Santa’s Chalet” in the heart of Grimble’s department store one snowy Christmas Eve. As Walter, the security guard, and Frances, the cleaner, make their evening rounds, their holiday fantasies spring to life in this merry, musical spectacle. The two enjoy a tuneful Christmas dinner together, remembering the magic of the season and discovering that with a wish and a song you are never truly alone.

Enjoy your favorite festive tunes and warm your holiday season with this joyful new musical from the creators of Your Holiday Hit Parade!

Directed by DAN MURPHY

Written by DAN MURPHY and RICK LEWIS • Music arrangements by RICK LEWIS

Performances held at the Broadway Rose New Stage, 12850 SW Grant Avenue, Tigard, OR




Show Sponsor


Broadway Rose Theatre Company is honored to partner with Good Neighbor Center to help local families struggling with homelessness, so that they might experience the warmth of the season while receiving safe emergency housing and supportive, empowering services.

To help our neighbors in need, simply bring your unwrapped gift of any of the needed items list here to any performance of It Happened One Christmas or to the box office during business hours. There will be collection bins in the lobby. Thank you!


Fred Bishop
Fred Bishop

Jennifer Goldsmith
Jennifer Goldsmith

Chad Craner
Chad Craner

Jalena Scott
Jalena Scott

Colin Stephen Kane
Colin Stephen Kane

Megan Tudor
Megan Tudor

Show Dates

Wednesday, November 27, 7:30 PM PREVIEW—Limited Availability
Friday, November 29, 7:30 PM OPENING NIGHT—Limited Availability
Saturday, November 30, 2:00 PM—Limited Availability
Saturday, November 30, 7:30 PM—Limited Availability
Sunday, December 1, 2:00 PM  SOLD OUT

Wednesday, December 4, 7:30 PMLimited Availability
Thursday, December 5, 7:30 PM—SOLD OUT
Friday, December 6, 7:30 PM—SOLD OUT
Saturday, December 7, 2:00 PM  SOLD OUT—Post-show talk back*
Saturday, December 7, 7:30 PMSOLD OUT
Sunday, December 8, 2:00 PM  SOLD OUT

Wednesday, December 11, 7:30 PMSOLD OUT
Thursday, December 12, 2:00 PM—SOLD OUT
Thursday, December 12, 7:30 PM—SOLD OUT
Friday, December 13, 7:30 PMSOLD OUT
Saturday, December 14, 2:00 PM  SOLD OUT
Saturday, December 14, 7:30 PM—SOLD OUT
Sunday, December 15, 2:00 PM  SOLD OUT

Wednesday, December 18, 7:30 PMSOLD OUT
Thursday, December 19, 2:00 PMSOLD OUT
Thursday, December 19, 7:30 PM—SOLD OUT
Friday, December 20, 7:30 PM—SOLD OUT
Saturday, December 21, 2:00 PM—SOLD OUTAudio description available
Saturday, December 21, 7:30 PM—SOLD OUT
Sunday, December 22, 2:00 PM  SOLD OUT


Directed by Dan Murphy
Music Direction by Jeffrey Childs
Set Design by Kristeen Willis
Costume Design by Annie Kaiser
Lighting Design by Phil McBeth
Properties Design by Liz Carlson and Jeff Duncan
Sound Design by Brian Karl Moen
Stage Manager Jessica Junor


Jefferey Childs Piano/Conductor
Amy Roesler Bass
Mitch Wilson Drums

Production Photos
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News, Reviews, and Buzz

DramaWatch: Holidays for days!
by Marty Hughley
Oregon ArtsWatch, Dec. 7, 2019 evening of sprightly and assured performances of sprightly and assured arrangements of dozens of Christmas songs, familiar and less so…Read more.

It Happened One Christmas – Broadway Rose Delivers
by Tina Arth
Westside Theatre Reviews, Dec. 4, 2019
It Happened One Christmas, offers a carefully curated and unexpectedly diverse selection of standards and newer material delivered by truly amazing performers…and nothing that sounds even remotely like Christmas muzak – exactly what I wanted!Read more.



Night time in the department store
by Judy Nedry, Dec. 3, 2019
This is a show filled with great singing, lighthearted fun, and sweet sentiment that is suitable for ages 9 to 90Read more.


“It Happened One Christmas” @ Broadway Rose
by Kristopher Haines
The Crippled Critic, Dec. 2, 2019
With “It Happened One Christmas,” Broadway Rose reclaims its rightful place on the Nice List…If you want to get into the spirit of the Season, this is where to go… Read more.


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