The Santaland Diaries

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 - Sunday, Dec 9, 2018 at Ula Love Doughty Carousel Theatre


By David Sedaris
Adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello

“I laughed ‘til I cried.”

Meet Crumpet, the quintessential elf-gone-bad, as he relives a series of less-than-merry adventures as one of Santa’s helpers during the Macy’s Christmas shopping rush. A gut-busting take on how the holiday season brings out the best — and the worst — in all of us.

“CBT’s ‘Santaland Diaries’ – A Delicious Clash of Holiday Comedy and Reality”
[read ArtsKnoxville review now]

“Crumpet’s Christmas commentary makes ‘Santaland Diaries’ darkly fun”
[The Daily Times review]

Knoxville News Sentinel preview (pdf)

Visit Knoxville holiday preview (pdf)


Ticket Pricing


David Brian Alley ‡


Artistic Team

Jeff Stanley

Original Director

Calvin MacLean

Director of the Remount

Stephen Brown

Scenic/Costume Design

Melissa Caldwell-Weddig

Costume Coordinator

Travis Gaboda

Lighting Design

Mike Ponder

Sound Design

Caleb Cook ‡

Stage Manager

‡ Appears through the courtesy of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. ◊ Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union. ¤ Represented by United Scenic Artists, local USA-829 of the IATSE.

The Santaland Diariespress release (pdf)

Knoxville News Sentinel preview (pdf)

Visit Knoxville holiday preview (pdf)