“Griswolds Broadway Vacation The Musical” Poster
It’s time to get ready for the holidays! The Griswolds Broadway Vacation, The Musicala new stage show based on characters from the popular Holidays film franchise, announced its pre-Broadway performance dates and locations. The musical, which features a book, music and lyrics by David Rossmer and Steve Rosen, will debut at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theater on September 10 and run through October 1. It will then transfer to Houston’s Theater Under the Stars on October 25. Donna Feore is directing the Broadway production. The show was previously scheduled to debut in 2020 and was delayed due to the hiatus. Casting to be announced.
“I couldn’t think of a better place for the Griswolds to begin their journey on Broadway than Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theater, and drawing inspiration from this adventurous team, continuing the developmental journey at Houston’s Theater Under the Stars,” said producer Ken Davenport. in a report. “Can’t wait to throw our bags in the family truck and drive away!”
Formerly known as Broadway Holidaysthe musical follows a family facing a series of disasters on a road trip across the country.
The production includes stage design by Jason Sherwood, costume design by Tina McCartney, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, sound design by Kai Harada, musical supervision and additional arrangements by Greg Anthony Rassen and musical arrangements by Glen Kelly.
A reading of the musical had a cast that included Kerry Butler, Will Swenson, John Ellison Conlee, Deven May, Nic Ryan, John Behlmann, Sarah Bishop, Jordan Gelber, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Joanna Glushak, Jeff Hiller, Jaygee Macapugay, Tiffany Mann , Cheech Manohar, Livvy Marcus, Christopher Martinez, Sarah-Anne Martinez and Elliot Mattox.