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Did you know that there are almost one thousand, religious, federal, national, and just plain fun holidays in the month of December?  Our reasons for love and joy tend to overflow this time of year. Yet, there has never been a musical celebration to talk about the common threads in them all; the gathering of family and friends, the presents, the movies, the food, the prayers, the singing and dancing, and the memories yearly made. What song makes you think of Grandma’s latkes or your mom’s pumpkin pie? What holiday movie makes you think of a lost relative and smile? Emotions and gratitudes will overflow this holiday season at Olney Theatre Center as we invite you to join us at the world premiere event,  The Most Wonderful Time of The Year. Featuring Olney Theatre superstars Patricia Hurley (Elf, Mary Poppins) Kaiyla Gross (Miss You Like Hell), Nick Lehan (Pippin), Jay Frisby (The Music Man), and a five-piece band, this show will have something for everyone. From skits to audience sing-alongs, dancing, and even some disco, there is sure to be an abundance of the holiday spirit in the house every night. So bring your joy, your sorrows, your need for connection, and your prayers for the world as we journey the month of December and celebrate The Most Wonderful Time of The Year.

    Created and Directed by
    Kevin McAllister

    Music Direction and Arrangements by
    Chris Youstra

    Choreography by
    Ashleigh King

    Sets by 
    Nadir Bey

    Costumes by
    Julie Cray Leong

    Lights and Projections by
    Sarah Tundermann

    Sound by
    Matt Rowe


    2022-23 Season
    Part of the 2022-23 Season

    Watch the Trailer

    • Jay Frisby  

    • Kaiyla Gross

    • Patricia Hurley

    • Nick Lehan

    Reviews and Press

    • OUTSpokenA Cabaret for December Holidays Sparkles at Olney
    • MD Theatre Guide: "catch this show before it closes on December 31."


    Olney Theatre will offer both mask-required and mask-recommended performances of The Most Wonderful Time of the Year:

    • For performances on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, face masks are recommended but not required.
    • For performances on Wednesdays and Sundays, face masks are required. 

    The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

    December 16 - December 31 2022

    Box Office: 301.924.3400

    Open Wednesday - Sunday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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