Christmas Voyager at Westchester Broadway Theatre: Inspiring and Nostalgic


L to R: Zach Trimmer (as Noel, The starman), Molly Lyons, Haylie Shea Cristiano, Bonnie Fraser

BY GEORGE J. DACRE

With all the Christmas songs and carols you could think of, try this wonderful Christmas musical, “Christmas Voyager,” as Starman journeys back through time in his quest to find the magical star that shone down on Earth from a far out galaxy. It’s a wonderful theatre experience and deftly put together in a production that moves swiftly and expertly through 2,000 years of Yuletide in many parts of the Earth.

The cast of Christmas Voyager performs Sleigh Ride.

It is set on Christmas in a small town in America, at the North Pole in Dicken’s, England and many other locations. The cast dances and sings through each scene in the show directed and choreographed by Westchester Broadway Theatre veteran Richard Stafford. Zach Trimmer as Noel, the Starman, tells the story as the stars set him on the right course for home. Each destination has its own story and the great cast of Christmas Voyager enthusiastically performs with happiness and more and more belief of the Greatest Story ever told. Trimmer, who sings beautifully, has Bonnie Fraser, eight-year-old Molly Lyons, Katie Scarlett Brunson, Joseph Cullinane, Jayson Elliot, Lily Lewis, Gary Lynch, Tony Triano, Allyson Tucker, Daniel Scott Walton, and Haylie Shea Christiano in the cast with musical direction by Shane Parus.

The last part of the show has the cast performing in a church choir loft in Austria “Adeste Fideles,’ “Silent Night,” “The First Noel,” “Oh Holy Night,” and “Let There Be Peace On Earth,” written by Kathy Keating Wheeler and Bob Fitzsimmons. Christmas Voyager ends with a sing along with the audience.

Put it all together and it is a very Merry Christmas show. I rate “Christmas Voyager” Four Out Of Four Stars. Catch it at Westchester Broadway Theatre in Elmsford through December 23. Contact WBT at 914-592-2222 or broadwaytheatre.com.