A Madea Christmas

A Madea Christmas

Overview
A Madea Christmas is a 2011 American musical play created, written, produced, and directed by Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry is an American actor, director, playwright, entrepreneur, screenwriter, producer, author, and songwriter. Perry wrote and produced many stage plays during the 1990s and early 2000s. In 2005, he released his first film, Diary of a Mad Black Woman...

. It stars Tyler Perry as Mabel "Madea" Simmons and Cassi Davis as Aunt Bam.

The members of the Mansell family — who can be identified without fear of stereotyping as mean mother, Lilian, (Chandra Currelley-Young
Chandra Currelley-Young
Chandra Currelley-Young is an American actress. Currelley has done extensive work with director and writer Tyler Perry, and has played many roles in his various productions. She also has appeared in several stage plays.-Life and career:...

), pompous father, John, (Maurice Lauchner), restless daughter, China, (Támar Davis
Támar
Támar is an American R&B singer who came to prominence through the artist, Prince. She sang the co-lead vocals on his Grammy-nominated song "Beautiful, Loved and Blessed" from his 2006 album, 3121 and on backup vocals throughout the album...

), and virginal son, Japan, (Zuri Craig) — prepare for the holiday feast with the help of their saintly maid, Margaret, (Cheryl Pepsii Riley
Cheryl Pepsii Riley
Cheryl "Pepsii" Riley-Grace is an American R&B/gospel singer and actress, best known for her 1988 ballad, "Thanks for My Child."-Life and career:Cheryl Riley was born in Brooklyn, New York...

), and their mouthy chef, Hattie, (Patrice Lovely).
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A Madea Christmas is a 2011 American musical play created, written, produced, and directed by Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry is an American actor, director, playwright, entrepreneur, screenwriter, producer, author, and songwriter. Perry wrote and produced many stage plays during the 1990s and early 2000s. In 2005, he released his first film, Diary of a Mad Black Woman...

. It stars Tyler Perry as Mabel "Madea" Simmons and Cassi Davis as Aunt Bam.

Plot


The members of the Mansell family — who can be identified without fear of stereotyping as mean mother, Lilian, (Chandra Currelley-Young
Chandra Currelley-Young
Chandra Currelley-Young is an American actress. Currelley has done extensive work with director and writer Tyler Perry, and has played many roles in his various productions. She also has appeared in several stage plays.-Life and career:...

), pompous father, John, (Maurice Lauchner), restless daughter, China, (Támar Davis
Támar
Támar is an American R&B singer who came to prominence through the artist, Prince. She sang the co-lead vocals on his Grammy-nominated song "Beautiful, Loved and Blessed" from his 2006 album, 3121 and on backup vocals throughout the album...

), and virginal son, Japan, (Zuri Craig) — prepare for the holiday feast with the help of their saintly maid, Margaret, (Cheryl Pepsii Riley
Cheryl Pepsii Riley
Cheryl "Pepsii" Riley-Grace is an American R&B/gospel singer and actress, best known for her 1988 ballad, "Thanks for My Child."-Life and career:Cheryl Riley was born in Brooklyn, New York...

), and their mouthy chef, Hattie, (Patrice Lovely). Lilian, eager to impress China’s super-rich beau and presumed fiancé, Bobby, (Shannon Williams), has insisted that Margaret work on Christmas instead of celebrating with her family. So China secretly invites the whole disreputable brood: Madea, (Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry is an American actor, director, playwright, entrepreneur, screenwriter, producer, author, and songwriter. Perry wrote and produced many stage plays during the 1990s and early 2000s. In 2005, he released his first film, Diary of a Mad Black Woman...

), Aunt Bam, (Cassi Davis
Cassi Davis
Cassandra "Cassi" Davis is an American actress. She is mostly known for her role as Ella Payne in Tyler Perry's House of Payne. Davis has done extensive work with director and writer Tyler Perry, and has played many roles in his various productions...

), and grown children, Lucy, (Alexis Jones), George, (Jeffery Lewis), and Eric, (Tony Grant
Tony Grant
Tony Grant may refer to:* Tony Grant * Tony Grant * Tony Grant , American singer and stage actor* Toni Grant, American psychologist and radio talk show host...

). China had once been in love with Eric, his reappearance then allows her to rethink her affair with Bobby.

Cast

  • Tyler Perry
    Tyler Perry
    Tyler Perry is an American actor, director, playwright, entrepreneur, screenwriter, producer, author, and songwriter. Perry wrote and produced many stage plays during the 1990s and early 2000s. In 2005, he released his first film, Diary of a Mad Black Woman...

     as Mabel "Madea" Simmons
  • Cassi Davis
    Cassi Davis
    Cassandra "Cassi" Davis is an American actress. She is mostly known for her role as Ella Payne in Tyler Perry's House of Payne. Davis has done extensive work with director and writer Tyler Perry, and has played many roles in his various productions...

     as Aunt Bam
  • Cheryl Pepsii Riley
    Cheryl Pepsii Riley
    Cheryl "Pepsii" Riley-Grace is an American R&B/gospel singer and actress, best known for her 1988 ballad, "Thanks for My Child."-Life and career:Cheryl Riley was born in Brooklyn, New York...

     as Margaret
  • Chandra Currelley-Young
    Chandra Currelley-Young
    Chandra Currelley-Young is an American actress. Currelley has done extensive work with director and writer Tyler Perry, and has played many roles in his various productions. She also has appeared in several stage plays.-Life and career:...

     as Lilian Mansell
  • Tony Grant
    Tony Grant
    Tony Grant may refer to:* Tony Grant * Tony Grant * Tony Grant , American singer and stage actor* Toni Grant, American psychologist and radio talk show host...

     as Eric
  • Patrice Lovely as Hattie
  • Támar Davis
    Támar
    Támar is an American R&B singer who came to prominence through the artist, Prince. She sang the co-lead vocals on his Grammy-nominated song "Beautiful, Loved and Blessed" from his 2006 album, 3121 and on backup vocals throughout the album...

     as China
  • Maurice Lauchner as John Mansell
  • Alexis Jones as Lucy
  • Zuri Craig as Japan
  • Jeffery Lewis as George
  • Shannon Williams as Bobby

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