A Merry Mutant Musical!



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X-MAS: A MERRY MUTANT MUSICAL! is a parody of the X-Men home for the holidays. When a mutant-hunting robot decimates the mansion on Christmas Eve, can our heroes overcome their differences to create the best X-Mas yet? Not if that grinch Magneto has anything to say about it! 


All this, plus: Logan searches for the perfect present for Jean! Storm unleashes a blizzard! And Nightcrawler leads the X-Men in a very mutant nativity pageant! 


It’s the very special Christmas special for mutants and humans everywhere.



Sarah with the Seattle cast!



Sarah and Christian met in the

BMI Lehman Engel Songwriting Workshop.


They bonded while sipping blue drinks and discussing all things nerdy, particularly X-things.

SARAH MUCEK (BOOK & LYRICS) is a Brooklyn-based writer-performer whose previous theatrical works include  Super School! (with Daniel Abrahamson) and Z-Town: The Zombie Musical (with Meghan Rose). Her work has appeared at the New York International Fringe Festival, Prospect Theater Lab, and The Duplex. She is the creator and co-star of the parody web series Wanda & Pietro @ Home, and its companion live show, Wanda & Pietro: LIVE! She has been reading mutant-related comics for the past twenty-five years and does not intend to stop.


Awards/Honors: 2019 BMI Foundation Jerry Harrington Musical Theatre Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement (Librettist). Once won a contest for being the child who caught the fattest fish at a Minnesota fishing resort.


Sarah is originally from the Midwest, which gave her a very nice degree in creative writing (University of Wisconsin-Madison), a very nice certificate in improv/sketch comedy (The Second City Conservatory), and a generally nice disposition which she maintains with regular feedings. 


Sarah is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.

CHRISTIAN DUHAMEL (MUSIC) grew up with a pet gerbil he named Nightcrawler. On his family's long trips from Seattle to Northern Idaho, Christian sat in the back seat with his face illuminated by his Sega Game Gear and the 1994 portable gaming hit: X-MEN.


Awards/Honors: 2019 BMI Foundation Jerry Harrington Musical Theatre Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Songwriting, 2018 Kleban Award for Most Promising Librettist; Songwriting Artist in Residence at Oriental DreamWorks; Music Theatre Ventures’ Young Creators Award; Puzzle Theatre Festival Select; Something Marvelous Festival Select; B-Side Productions’ New American Musical Award Finalist; IRNE Best New Play Nominee. Other works include My 80-Year-Old Boyfriend, Worlds Apart, The Girl Who Turned Into a Feather, and The Uncivil Ones.


A native of Kellogg, Idaho, Christian grew up just south of Seattle and is an alumnus of Wright State University and DePaul University. He currently resides in New York City where he is an active member of the Dramatists Guild of America, the Off-Broadway Alliance, Actors' Equity Association, and the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.



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contact & licensing

The Pocket Theatre

Seattle, WA


December 7 - 10, 2018

Produced by Charissa Bertels,

In partnership with

Teresa & Gerald Duhamel

and Christopher Marcacci


Freehold Studios

Seattle, WA

August 28 - September 2, 2018


The Duplex Cabaret and Piano Bar

New York, NY

December 3 - 6, 2017

Produced by Charissa Bertels


The Duplex Cabaret and Piano Bar

New York, NY

December 6, 2016

Produced by Charissa Bertels

and Christyn Budzyna


New York, NY

December 20 and 21, 2019

Produced by Duhamel and Mucek

Charissa Bertels as Jean Grey
Michael Ericson as Colossus
Chad Jennings as Magneto

Jose Luaces as Nightcrawler

Brandi Chavonne Massey as Storm

Ryah Nixon as Rogue
JJ Parkey as Wolverine

Kevin David Thomas as Cyclops
Jen Wingerter as Kitty Pryde


for Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre


Produced by Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre

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December 18 and 20, 2020

Charissa Bertels as Jean Grey

Steven Booth as Cyclops
Steve Czarnecki as Colossus
Allen Fitzpatrick as Magneto

Kendal Hartse as Rogue

Brandon O'Neill as Wolverine

Liz Shivener as Kitty Pryde

Jason Michael Snow as Nightcrawler

DeAnne Stewart as Storm



*X-MAS: A Merry Mutant Musical! is a stage musical written by Christian Duhamel and Sarah Mucek as a work of heroic silliness under US Fair Use laws. It is not endorsed, sanctioned, or in any other way supported directly by Marvel Comics, Disney, or Stan Lee’s or Jack Kirby’s ghosts (to our knowledge).

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