Broadway star headlines new Hallmark movie set in Germany

Broadway star headlines new Hallmark movie set in Germany

Ginna Claire Mason, who played Glinda in the Broadway production of Wicked, will star in the new Hallmark movie A Heidelberg Holiday. The Hallmark movie, which also stars Frédéric Brossier, was filmed on location in Germany.

New Christmas movie

In A Heidelberg Holiday, Ginna Claire Mason stars as Heidi, an artist who makes intricate glass ornaments. When she is chosen to feature her work at the world-famous Christmas Market in Germany, she travels to Heidelberg where she meets Lukas, a local artisan who helps her connect with her heritage.

Ginna Claire Mason

A graduate of Elon University, Ginna Claire Mason starred as Glinda in the Broadway production of Wicked. The Nashville native said her love affair with musical theater started when she was a child.

“I saw my first Broadway show in the fourth grade,” she said in an interview with “I sat in row K at the Imperial Theatre for Les Misérables. I looked at my mom and intermission was like, ‘People do this for a living? This is their occupation? This thing I do for fun after school is is their actual job?’”

A few years later, Mason saw Wicked with the original cast.

“I told my parents at intermission that I wanted to play Glinda someday, and here we are,” she said.

In 2022, Mason starred in the Countdown to Christmas movie A Holiday Spectacular.

Frédéric Brossier

Frédéric Brossier was born in Frankfurt, Germany. From 2012 to 2016 he studied acting at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover. He has appeared on two TV series in Germany, Mordsschwestern — Verbrechen ist Familiensache and Der Schiffsarzt. A Heidelberg Holiday is his first movie for Hallmark Channel.

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A Heidelberg Holiday will premiere on the Hallmark Channel on Sunday, November 12 at 8/7c.

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