By joining us for AtG’s Messiah, you were playing a part in upending a familiar holiday tradition. In the continued spirit of seeing — and hearing — the season anew, we asked the Messiah creative team to share their own holiday traditions and memories (we also told them: “The weirder, the better.”).

Joel Ivany

Joel Ivany, Stage Director

“Growing up performing in the Salvation Army Brass Band, Christmas meant playing a tuba outside, standing beside a Sally Ann donation kettle. Nothing like playing ‘Feliz Navidad’ in -25°C.”

Jennifer Nichols
Jennifer Nichols, Choreographer

“A big tradition is playing snooker with my dad by the wood stove, listening to Elvis’ Christmas Album on vinyl.”

Christopher Mokrzewski
Topher Mokrzewski, Music Director

“Well, I really love smashing Christmas ornaments. People get me ornaments sometimes as a present, so I can smash them when frustrated. #smashbulbs”

What’s your holiday (non)tradition? Share by tagging @atgtheatre with #AtGMessiah.