Jerry Herman’s Mrs. Santa Claus With Angela Lansbury Streams Free Now

Jerry Herman’s Mrs. Santa Claus With Angela Lansbury Streams Free Now

Jerry Herman's musical adventure "Mrs. Santa Claus," starring Broadway legend Angela Lansbury, is now available to stream for free throughout the holiday season.

In his first complete score following the huge success of La Cage aux Folles on Broadway, Mrs. Santa Claus reunited Herman with Angela Lansbury after the two worked together on Broadway in Dear World and Mame.

Here's how to stream "Mrs. Santa Claus" now:



Directed by Terry Hughes with choreography by Rob Marshall, the story follows Mrs. Santa Claus (Angela Lansbury) who is feeling unappreciated when Santa Claus (Charles Durning) refuses to look over her new route for distributing presents.

She goes for a test drive on the sleigh, but lands in New York City due to horrid weather, injuring her reindeer. While she is incognito as "Mrs. North," she befriends neighborhood inhabitants and helps them resolve some of their own issues, which run the gamut from worker abuse to unrequited love.

The musical will be streaming for free on Shout! TV through December 31st. A link to the stream has been added to our updating list of free musicals and plays.

The 11-million dollar musical was produced by Hallmark and originally aired on CBS in the holiday season of 1996. Starring in the film are Angela Lansbury as Mrs. Anna Claus, Charles Durning as Santa Claus, Terrence Mann as Augie Tavish, and Michael Jeter as Arvo, Santa's Head Elf.



The film was nominated for 5 Primetime Emmy Awards in 1997 including Outstanding Choreography, Art Direction, Costume Design, Outstanding Hairstyling, and Outstanding Music and Lyrics for Jerry Herman.

In his review for Variety, Tony Scott said: "Lansbury, taking up with secondary characters, dances and sings charmingly through Jerry Herman's tunes, some of which are not only in Herman's style, but are reminiscent of earlier works. Generally they're appealing and often clever, standard show songs. Best of the lot are "Avenue A," featuring just about everybody; "Almost Young," a jolly anthem for the older contingent sung energetically by Lansbury; and the inevitable "We Don't Go Together," delivered aptly enough by Wiseman and Norona. "Suffragette March" has verve and wit, and ostensibly brings various ethnic sorts in line with one another. Lansbury's delivery of "He Needs Me" is pleasing enough as she considers Santa."