20 Broadway Makers that will make your HOlidays Shine!
It's the MOST WONDERFUL TIME of the YEAR! (and what a YEAR it's been!)
The Broadway Maker’s Alliance 2020 Holiday Gift Guide is here to help you find the perfect theatre themed gifts. Even though these Holidays might look different this year, that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate in true Theater Enthusiast style! We’ve got 20 makers ready to make your Holiday.
The Broadway Makers Alliance – where the magic of theatre meets small business.
IG: @tatrotoys / www.tatrotoy.com
This season, choose imagination! Tell stories, create adventures, and conquer kingdoms with the Tatro® Playset. Discover a whole world of possibilities AND keep the kids creative with imaginative toys from award winning Tatro® Toys! We’ve got the Tatro® GO! Travel Playset, Tatro® Magnetic Coloring Cards, or Tatro® Rainbow Magnetic Dough. Take advantage of early shopping with Holiday Gift Packs up to 50% off for a limited time only. Kids 3+.
Winner 2019 Innovator of the Year. Tatro®: Hand-Built Magnetic Toys are made in small batches, making each product unique and special, just for you! Each toy is hand-built and packed in our own facility. Sourced locally, when possible, and independently distributed, we put our fun-loving, creativity into everything we do. We are a family business with a big dream to “encourage expression through imagination”. A portion of all proceeds are donated to organizations that spark creativity in kids.
IG: @ColoringBroadway / www.coloringbroadway.com
Inspired by Broadway, and Created by YOU! Coloring Broadway creates products that feature the lyrics you love! They’re great for the holidays – you can do them as a group art project or use them to escape the crazy and chill. If your Holidays are virtual this year, grab some illustrations and have a virtual art project!
They’re great gifts for theatre nerds of all ages. Coloring Broadway’s coloring collections feature illustrations inspired by Hamilton, Wicked, Les Miserables, The Prom, Six, Hadestown, Moulin Rouge AND a special collection just for our Theatre Nerds! Our stickers are the perfect way to declare your Theatre enthusiasm need to be on your water bottle, like now! Turn on your favorite cast album, grab your Sharpies, and reconnect with the Musicals you love.
IG: @scenerybags / scenerybags.com
Own a piece of Broadway! Scenery Bags handmakes accessories from retired drops and stage floors, and a minimum of 10% of all proceeds is donated to TDF to introduce students to theatre.
From Wicked to Beetlejuice, SpongeBob and more, own a piece of Broadway and beyond! The perfect Holiday gift for any theatre lover on your list. Hold on to upcycled theatre and know that this is only intermission.
Little Shop of Broadway
IG: @littleshopofbroadwayny / www.littleshopofbroadway.com
The K Team at Little Shop specializes in creating custom, made-to-order Apparel & Accessories, for Fans of Broadway, Community Theatre Groups, Acting Studios, and Department of Fine and Performing Arts. Let them help bring your idea to life!
Our custom merch, which varies from pajamas, to comfy hoodies, to ornaments, face coverings, keychains, and so much more are sure to put a smile on your theatre-lovers face. Especially if you customize it with their favorite show quote. If you don’t see what you are looking for on our site, please let us know and we will create it for you!
IG: @sparkledesignsgram / www.shopsparkledesigns.com
Fun, unique and creative jewelry. art and gifts with a pop-culture flair. Our handcrafted jewelry features quotes from all your favorite Broadway shows books, TV, and film fandoms hand-stamped into jewelry for every day! We also feature art, mugs, and so many other great gifts – there is something for everyone on your list!
Our most popular product, our hand-stamped necklaces are made to order. You choose the metal color, shape font, and how it all comes together. If we don’t already have your quote listed, no worries, we will make it! We’ve added loads of brand new ornament styles this year as well!
An Actor Plans
IG: @an_actor_plans / www.anactorplans.com
An Actor Plans is the brainchild of Melissa Crabtree, a working actor based in Chicago, as a way to mash up her love of theatre and organization. Here you’ll find stationery products for theatre lovers, performers, and technicians. Many items are starring Mabel the Cat, based on Melissa’s real-life pet. From stickers to pins and everything in between you’ll find something to celebrate your love of theatre here!
Our newest items are Vinyl sticker sets – these are made with outdoor grade, UV coated vinyl and include quotes, doodles, and Mabels! They are the perfect start to your Broadway Laptop or Waterbottle! We’ve also been expanding out our Mabel onstage – She can now be seen as over 200 different characters from musicals obscure to obvious!
IG: @redesignBroadway / redesignbroadway.etsy.com
redesign Broadway features Broadway-inspired designs by Serena Cohen. Her latest products showcase Hamilton, Six, Hadestown, Be More Chill, Jagged Little Pill, and The Band’s Visit. Shop for face masks, t-shirts, blankets, beanies, totes and more for fans of all ages!
Serena is a graphic designer and the co-creator of BroadwayWiz.com, along with Joy Rosenthal. Broadway Wiz features interviews with stars, giveaways, and also shines a spotlight on theater fans and creators.
Laura Bonacci Art
IG: @laurabonacciart / www.laurabonacci.bigcartel.com
Theatre inspired art prints, stickers and apparel perfect for any Broadway loving fan! Laura Bonacci captures the magic of your favorite performances and stories through electric illustrations and sketches drawn live in audiences! Laura Bonacci’s latest products include various musical theatre illustrations created throughout quarantine available as high quality fine art prints perfect for any wall and vinyl stickers for your laptop case and more!
Triple Threat Planner
IG: @triplethreatplanner / www.triplethreatplanner.com
Triple Threat Planner was founded by Kathleen, a lifelong planner and career Stage Manager. Triple Threat is the ideal combination of her life-long passions. Our mission is to give you a cute, functional, and easy way to track all the different art forms in your crazy schedule. We recognize that the performing arts are part of you, and hope that our products honor your passion and joy.
Mighty with All Trades
IG: @mighty_with_all_trades / mightywithalltrades.etsy.com
Because theatre nerds need theatre things. My name is Mel Edwards and I started Mighty With All Trades. As a high school technical director, I saw a need for more ways to celebrate technical theatre and to share my love of musicals. In my shop, you will find flour sack towels, stickers, buttons, and much more.
IG: @nailingbroadway / NailingBroadway.etsy.com
Nailing Broadway features theatre inspired nail decals and art, so you can always have a little bit of Broadway at your fingertips. Nailing Broadway’s newest products feature designs inspired by Six, Rent, Legally Blonde, and many more of your favourite Broadway shows.
IG: scrunchies4theatre / www.scrunchies4theatre.com
My name is Becky and I started Scrunchies4Theatre in April when I was sent home from University due to Covid-19. We sell hair scrunchies and stickers inspired by musicals and 50% of our profits go directly to charity. This holiday season we are celebrating with 2 new collections. Our holiday collection featuring ‘Let It Go’, ‘Sparkle, Jolly, Twinkle, Jingley’ and ‘Sparkle and Shine’ and our highly requested Schuyler Sister collection.
Amanda DeLalla is a NY based writer and actress. As a writer, she is the lyricist and librettist for three musicals as well as three full-length dramas and a solo play. Her work has been presented in a variety of venues, including Lincoln Center, The Tank, Dixon Place, and Feinstein’s/54 Below.
Reserve your tickets to Lost in the Sea, a world premiere play presented by @thetanknyc. This show is a two-hander inspired by the classic film My Dinner with Andre. Amanda DeLalla and Armand Lane star as former lovers with a past to unravel. The broadcast takes place on November 12th at 7pm and tickets are just $10!
Curtain Call Cosmetics
IG: curtaincallcosmetics / www.curtaincallcosmetics.com
Curtain Call Cosmetics specializes in hand-mixed Broadway-inspired nail polish. All products are vegan, cruelty-free, 10-free, and made in the USA. 5% of sales are donated to Beagle Freedom Project, a charity that rescues and re-homes animals used in testing facilities. Wear nail polish based on your favorite shows! Are you more Anastasia or Veronica? Eurydice or Persephone? Can’t pick just one? Purchase a Duet Bundle!
WHY I'LL NEVER MAKE IT PODCAST
IG: winmipodcast / https://pod.fan/winmipodcast
A weekly performing arts podcast hosted by actor/singer and Backstage Expert Patrick Oliver Jones, featuring conversations with fellow creatives about the realities of a career in the arts. Professionals from theater, television, film, and music share stories of success and setbacks, opening up about their own challenges and what keeps them going.
Season 4 winds down this December with a special series called The 12 Audition Days of Christmas, available to those who join the podcast for just $5. As a WINMI Producer, you’ll gain access to these supporter-only episodes, where previous Season 4 guests recount their most memorable audition stories — the good, the bad, and the hilarious. (10% of all one-time or monthly donations during December goes to Only Make Believe, a nonprofit bringing interactive theater to children’s hospitals and care facilities.) Check out other episodes also coming out this month: Ashley Monique Menard is a comedian, writer, and singer talking about her journey from Louisiana to New York City and work as a plus-size model. Christophe Zajac-Denek is an actor and musician sharing how his dwarfism has impacted both of those careers.
Lexicon of Love Music Art
IG: lexiconoflove / etsy.com/shop/LexiconOfLove
Lexicon of Love Music Art is created by music teacher Elexa Bancroft. Each painting is created with recycled sheet music and book pages with handwritten custom lyrics from favorite Broadway shows and pop culture. Prints are available in frameable art prints or original canvas paintings.
IG: bookedbroadway / etsy.com/shop/bookedbroadway
Colorful, Upcycled Bookmarks for Musical Theatre Fans. Looking for a random gift or stocking stuffer from your favorite musical or play? Created out of upcycled theatre materials, this bookmark is a unique collectible keeper! Each item is crafted and limited-edition with materials from NYC or London. Topped with a colorful ribbon, this bookmark is sure to bring joy and inspire you to keep up your reading this season. Mark your spot in your favorite novel, Playbill, or script, or stick it near your computer desk to brighten up your space. Whilst the doors to the theaters are closed, the theatre magic is extended into your home. Buy five and get one free!
Broadway Dolls & Guys
IG: broadwaydollsandguys / broadwaydollsandguys.com
Broadway Dolls & Guys are personalized, one of a kind crocheted dolls approx. 15” tall! Each doll is created by Paul who captures as much detail as possible in these amigurumi art pieces. Broadway Dolls has created dolls for Broadway’s André De Shields, Patti Murin & Tamyra Gray and more. A great gift for any theatre fan or performer in your life who you want commemorated in a special, unique way! We also create crocheted, signature small Broadway-inspired Props including the Mean Girls Burn Book, Evan Hansen’s cast, a cherry pie from Waitress with bakeshop scents infused, a Beetlejuice Beetle Brooch and microphones from Six the Musical, and more.
In addition to custom dolls and Broadway props, we released our complete 2020 Collectible Cards series which has 4 sets (9 cards per set), featuring some of our favorite Broadway Dolls. We also introduced Broadway Ornaments series 1; 3” round, crocheted ornaments celebrating Beetlejuice, Be More Chill, Hamilton, Mean Girls, Six and Waitress.
Whole Health for PErformers
IG: DietitianLibby / notyouraveragenutritionist.com/performers
The health class you never had – for stage performers! Whole Health for Performers is a self-paced online course that covers evidence-based actionable tips for improving your health in ways that directly impact your stage life. This course includes: how to eat for long rehearsal days and avoiding digestive issues on stage, hydration, and vocal health (including some myth busting – like is dairy really an issue?), mental health, eating disorders, and substance use, and more. Get lifetime access for only $49
Libby Parker, MS, RD is the owner of Not Your Average Nutritionist, a group practice in California, serving clients around the world. An actor herself, she works with performers on their health from a body-positive philosophy. She is also the author of Permission To Eat: a practical guide to working yourself out of an eating disorder during college, while celebrating the awesomeness that is you! Libby is a member of the Broadway Maker’s Alliance, expert health contributor for Backstage, and is the resident dietitian for the Broadway Body Positivity Project.
IG: brdwybuttons / broadway-buttons.com
Creating unique keepsakes from Broadway and Regional Playbills! Each item is completely handmade, and the brainchild of theatre enthusiast Lithia Knopp! Her pieces make great gifts for the theater lover in your life!
Jewelry, pinback buttons, keychains, sippy cup coasters, and MORE all created with the theater lover in mind. Each item is one of a kind and handcrafted to become a unique keepsake or fun accessory. The curtain never closes on your favorite show with creations by Broadway Buttons!