North Coast Repertory Theatre presents world premiere holiday musical in Solana Beach

North Coast Repertory Theatre is breaking with theatre tradition this holiday season. Rather than staging a tried-and-true classic, the intimate theatre is proudly presenting an inventive world premiere musical, “The Humbug Holiday Spectacular.”

Conceived by and featuring the dynamic duo of Omri Schein and Phil Johnson, the pair last appeared together in “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”

This comedic, colorful and crazy spoof is full of witty songs, vibrant dance numbers and a little bit of everything to please even the grouchiest of holiday humbug-ers. Follow Horatio the Humbug on a hilarious, fun-filled adventure to create the perfect musical holiday spectacular. This holiday treat is suitable for the entire family.

HumbugFeatured in this madcap musical are Schein, Johnson, Debbie David and Sarah Errington, all of whom take on multiple roles. Music is by James Olmstead, with lyrics by Schein. The musical is co-directed by Johnson and Schein, with Patrick Marion as musical director and pianist.

“The Humbug Holiday Spectacular” previews begin Wednesday, Dec. 11. Opening Night on Friday, Dec. 13, includes a post-show reception. The show plays through Saturday, Dec. 28 at North Coast Repertory Theatre, located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite D, in Solana Beach.

Preview tickets cost $25. Regular tickets cost $30. Seniors, students and military receive $3 off full-price tickets. Season subscribers receive $5 off full-price tickets. Flex tickets may be exchanged for this show.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 858-481-1055 or visit