Santa Claus Conquers The Martians
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
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The children of Mars are in trouble! Too much Earth television has made Martian kids everywhere distracted and withdrawn. The leaders have had enough and consult with an 800-year-old Martian sage for an answer – the response? Kidnap Santa and force him to set up a toy factory on Mars. It’s up to young Betty and Billy to help Santa escape back to planet Earth in time to save Christmas, but not before they bring laughter, joy, and the Christmas spirit to the children of Mars. Based on one of the “Top 10 Worst Christmas Films Ever Made,” this hysterical stage adaptation of the 1964 Cult Classic Film is a baffling mixture of sci-fi, Christmas cheer, and childish slapstick live and on stage!


The B-Movie Cult Classic Gets an A+ Adaptation


Santa Claus/M

Mrs. Claus/F

Santa's Helpers (X4) M or F

The Martians:

  • Kimar/M
  • Voldar/M
  • Dropo/M or F
  • Bomar/M
  • Girmar/F
  • Momar/F
  • Hargo/M or F
  • Rigna/M or F
  • Stobo/M or F
  • Shim/M of F
  • Chochem/Von Green/M or F


  • Andy/M
  • Winky/M or F
  • Stinky/M or F
  • Finky/M or F
  • Betty/F
  • Billy/F
  • Children TV News Announcer/M or F
  • TV News Announcer/M or F

Setting: The Martian Spaceship, The North Pole, Mars, a Martian Cave, Billy and Betty’s HouseSetting: The Martian Spaceship, The North Pole, Mars, a Martian Cave, Billy and Betty’s House

Mark Landon Smith is the author of 16 published scripts including Faith County, Faith County 2: An Evening of CultureDupont, Mississippi, Radio T.B.S., Hindenberg! Das Explosive New Musical!, The Really Hip Adventures of Go-Go Girl, The Pirate Show, Christmas Carol High School, Teenagers From Outer Space, Brawl at the Ball, A Dickens’ Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts, Alice in Wonderland Down the Rabbit Hole, Night of the Living Dead, Plan 9 From Outer Space, Sherlock Holmes Mystery School and Santa Claus Conquers the Martians . He is also a 2012 AATE Distinguished Play nominee.  His scripts are produced throughout the world and Off-Broadway and include three foreign translations.  Acting credits include work with McCoy Repertory Theatre, Ceramic Cow Productions, TheatreSquared, Phunbags Comedy Improv, and Classical Edge Theatre. Film credits include FREDI, Valley Inn, Gordon Family Tree, Crossfire, Parker's Anchor, Door in the Woods, Mayfly and others.  He is the Executive Director of Arts Live Theatre, Co-Founder and Producer of Ceramic Cow Productions, Co-Director of the Arkansas Playwrights Workshop with TheatreSquared, and founder of the Actors Casting Agency. 

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Production Scripts 

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Print Edition - Creature Features – The beautifully designed collection, available at wholesale costs to sell in your lobby!

Director's Script – Single-sided script with space for director’s notes.

Logo/PR Pack –Includes high-resolution artwork, ready-designed posters, and reference photos.