Charlie, Sam, and TJ stand huddled together in fear, with Satan's followers surrounding them. Charlie is holding a red candle, and Sam is holding the book they used to try to summon Santa.

Image Credit: Kai Clews -

  • Written by: Ben Provan-Koch

  • Produced by: Esther Luk

  • Presented by: UMMTA (The University of Melbourne Music Theatre Association)

Excitable young Charlie is obsessed with everything to do with Christmas, especially Santa Claus! On Christmas Eve, a stranger named Santana approaches them claiming to be one of Santa’s helpers, and gives them a volume containing a ritual that promises to summon Santa. With the help of Charlie’s friends Sam and TJ, Charlie performs the ritual... only to summon Satan instead! It is now up to the trio to try and stop Satan, but it isn’t as easy as you think! They also need to watch out for Satan’s devilish sinners while refraining from committing any of the seven deadly sins. Otherwise... they doom the WORLD to eternal damnation!

This project received Cash for Equity through the Fringe Fund, as part of Radical Access.

About The University of Melbourne Music Theatre Association (UMMTA)

The University of Melbourne Music Theatre Association is a student-run theatre company, established in 2002, that produces 1-2 musical projects per semester. We aim to provide ongoing opportunities for students to learn and develop skills in all aspects of musical theatre in a fun, safe, and inclusive theatre context. UMMTA produces both licenced mainstage musicals and original musical theatre works written by students in order to introduce members to a wide range of roles and responsibilities within the amateur musical theatre world. We welcome anyone to participate in our productions and events, regardless of musical theatre experience or familiarity!

Recently, UMMTA has produced mainstage musicals such as Footloose and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, as well as various original musicals as part of The Sitzprobe, UMMTA’s annual showcase of student-written musical theatre works.

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