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Christmas Eve in Dikanka Graphic.jpeg
Christmas Eve in Dikanka Graphic.jpeg


Book, Music, and Lyrics by Kit Goldstein Grant

Based on the story "Christmas Eve" by Nikolai Gogol

Full Length Musical

Small Cast: 3m, 2f (additional cast possible)

Running Time: 90 Minutes

It’s Christmas Eve in Dikanka, and a blacksmith must find fancy shoes like those worn by the Czarina in the next few hours or lose the heart of his lady love.  But when the Devil comes to town, will he give up his soul for a sole?  And what will he do about his mother, who is a promiscuous witch?  No really, an actual witch.  This loosely adapted take on Nikolai Gogol’s story sets the show in a meta-theatrical universe which combines a Ukranian 19th century absurdist tone and a modern sensibility, plus a lotta slapstick.


Artwork by Nancy Gold

Graphic Design by Michael Grant


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Christmas Eve in Dikanka has received developmental readings at The Playground Experiment in New York, NY, and been workshopped at Theatre Now New York’s Musical Writers Lab, where it was featured in their First Look industry presentation.  Selections from the show have also been seen at the Verse-Intro Cabaret at the SoHo Playhouse in NYC.

An staged reading, to be presented by Judith Manocherian LLC, in association with Multicultural Sonic Evolution and Theater Now NY, has been announced for December 2023.  To request an invitation, email:

Emmy Kuperschmid and Gabi Wagner, in a developmental reading with The Playground Experiment.  Majorie S. Dean Theater in New York, NY. 


For more information, a sample script or demo CD, contact us
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