The Singing Sorceress Celestina Warbeck’s Nothing Like a Holiday Spell

  • Client: Universal
  • Location: Orlando, FL


  • Strategic Development
  • Master Planning
  • Concept Development + Refinement
  • Media Production
  • Programming + Training
  • In-Field Art Direction
  • Technical, Lighting + Audio Design

For the new holiday performance of Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter—Hogsmeade at Universal Studios Florida, Thinkwell led the creative and music production efforts and co-produced the show with Universal Entertainment, along with a team of Broadway professionals.

Thinkwell show’s team, which includes award-winning composers Michael Weiner and Alan Zachary, Show Director Josh Rhodes, and Assistant Show Director Jessica Hartman.  Michael and Alan have created numerous hit performances for Film, TV, and Broadway, including original music and lyrics for recent Broadway hits First Date and 17 Again.  

For the 2017 holiday show in Diagon Alley, Thinkwell brought many of these stars back together from the original production of The Singing Sorceress Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees performance at Universal Studios Florida.  Thinkwell also co-produced this fan-favorite show, which currently runs year-round (outside of the holiday season) at Hogsmeade.  The special holiday version of the show introduces guests to a slate of new, original songs, including soon-to-be classics like “My Baby Gave Me a Hippogriff for Christmas” and “Nothing Like a Holiday Spell”. It was developed as part of a major overlay to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter for the holidays at Universal Orlando Resort.