Show Logo: Drawing of angry gingerbread men carrying candy cane spears.

Milking Christmas

A New Musical
By Friend Dog Studios & Ryan McCall

November 30, December 2*, 2, 3*, 4, 6, 2023
7:30 p.m., *2:30 p.m. matinee

William Inge Memorial Theatre

The matinee performance on Dec. 2 & closing performance on Dec. 6 will be available to view online via livestream. Visit Livestreamed Performances for more information and to reserve tickets.

All the in-person performances are SOLD OUT. See below for information about waiting lists.

Macey Maid-a-Milking seems to be the only person in all of Christmastown to sense that something strange is going on—toys are coming out wrong, soldiers are out in force, and there must be an awful lot of naughty children because coal production is higher than ever. Driven by a mission to keep the holiday perfect, she soon finds herself in a lot of trouble – with the future of Christmas hanging in the balance.
Milking Christmas was originally produced and developed by The Living Room Theatre in Kansas City.

This production is not recommended to those who wish to maintain their belief in the goodness of Santa Claus.

Creative Team

Directed by Michelle Miller
Choreography by Tara Burgat
Musical Direction by Ryan McCall
Scenic & Costume Design by Kelly Vogel
Lighting Design by Josh Gilpin
Dramaturgy by Brad Mathewson
Stage Management by Connor L. Maloney


Macey Maid-a-Milking - Coy Garrett
Mrs. Claus & Partridge - Maya Welde
Santa Claus - Brandon Heflin
Chris Claus - ShonMichael Anderson
Krampsnickle - John Stecher Jr.
Clyde & others - Canton Schenk
Jingle & others - Cooper Holmes
Ginger & others - Paul Ruf
Gen. Sparkleshine & others - Callee Harris
Lt. Puddings & others - James Kensinger
The Christmas Mole & others - Olivia Laycock
Carol Jolly & others - Basia Schendzielos
Holly Hunter & others - Eve Green
Citizen Cane & others - Morgan Tate
Santa's Lap Singer & others - Sierra Quinn
Lady Dancing & others - Madi Seelye

Patron Information

  • Due to the intimate nature of the Inge Theatre there will be no late seating for this production.
  • There is no reserved seating for this production. Patrons who use wheelchairs or need other seating accommodations may contact the box office to make specific arrangements.
  • If a performance is sold out, we will start an in-person waiting list one hour before curtain for any seats that become available. Please contact the box office for more information.

Ticket Prices

  • Adults - $20

  • Children - $10

  • KU Faculty/Staff - $15

  • KU Students - $10

  • Senior Citizens - $15