Beloved family tradition Madeline’s Christmas is returning to Horizon Theatre, December 7-31 to once again make the season merry and bright! Families are invited to join Madeline and the rest of the “twelve little girls in two straight lines” for a magical musical adaption of Ludwig Bemelmans’ classic children’s tale. Featuring 24 talented young local girls performing alongside professional actors in collaboration with The Atlanta Children’s Theatre Company, the show continues to capture the hearts of attendees – both young and young at heart! “We are thrilled that Madeline’s Christmas has now become a holiday tradition. Bringing families together, often for their third, fourth or fifth time, to view this heartwarming holiday show is one of Horizon’s greatest treats,” said Co-Artistic Director Lisa Adler. “Nearly all of the talented young actresses in the cast this year grew up seeing Madeline’s Christmas onstage at Horizon, dreaming of the day they would be on stage instead. Paired with our adult professional actors, the girls create a magical experience for audiences of all ages.” In the production’s 12-year history, more than 260 Atlanta area girls have realized their dream of performing with a professional theatre company as part of the Madeline’s Christmas cast. This year’s cast features girls, ages 8 to 12, from four metro Atlanta counties and 19 different schools. Madeline’s Christmas will run December 7-31. Performances are weekends at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. with additional school day matinee and holiday week show times. Tickets are $12 for children and $15 for adults. Tickets and information are available at horizontheatre.com or by calling 404.584.7450. STORY Based on the book by Ludwig Bemelmans Book and lyrics by Jennifer Kirkeby Music by Shirley Mier Based on one of the most popular children’s books of all time, this musical play follows Madeline and friends on a holiday adventure unlike any other. After a trip to the zoo on a December day, “achoo” echoes in the halls of “the old house in Paris.” All but Madeline have caught the flu! Will the girls be able to go home for Christmas? It’s Madeline to the rescue! With the help of a mysterious stranger, the “twelve little girls in two straight lines” end up with a magical and memorable holiday beyond their wildest dreams! A holiday treat for the whole family.