The Group Rep presents Julio Martinez’s “Christmastime Origins” radio plays December 4 – January 2, 2022.

“Christmastime Origins” is the Group Rep’s adaptation of the book “The Eight Plays Of Christmas” written by longtime theatre journalist, radio host and critic Julio Martinez. The show is directed by Kathleen Delaney, with musical direction by Paul Cady, and produced by Stevie Stern.

The four pieces being performed are radio plays and deal with the source origins of the most beloved things about Christmas. Group Rep turns their upstairs theater venue into a radio studio (K-GRT) with actors at microphones, live music and foley sound.

After show talkbacks with writer, cast and production team Saturday, 12/11 and Saturday, 12/18, followed by a book signing of “The Eight Plays of Christmas” with Julio Martinez.


Featuring the talents of Michael Gabiano, Sheena Georges, Kelly Goode, Doug Haverty, Matthew Hoffman, James Lemire, Kayley Stallings. Mark Stancato, Diane Vincent and Leslie Young.

Production Team:

The production team includes Bert Emmett (Set Design), John Lucewich (Lighting Design), Dan O’Connell (Foley Design), Cheryl Crosland (Costume Design), Kristin Stancato (Assistant to Director), Sammy Strittmatter (Sound Consultant), Kristin Stancato (Online Marketing), John Ledley (Tech Operator), Leslie Young (Props), Hisato Masuyama (Assistant Musical Director/Utility Player), Cathy Tomlin (Stage Manager/Utility Player), Doug Engalla (Photography/Videography), and Doug Haverty (Graphics).

Covid Policy:

All patrons must be vaccinated, show ID and proof of full vaccination required upon entry, and wear a mask while inside the theater complex.  Entire Cast and Crew are fully vaccinated.



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Christmastime Origins
10900 Burbank Blvd
Los Angeles
United States

Phone: 818.763.5990

Dates & Times:
December 4 – January 2, 2022
Saturdays at 4pm and Sundays at 7pm

Ticket Price: $20