Musical. Book and lyrics by Jennifer Kirkeby. Music by Shirley Mier. Based on the poem by Clement C. Moore.
Cast: 6m., 16w., 4 either gender. May be expanded to up to 16m., 20w., 15 either gender. It's four days before Christmas, and the New York Evening Post needs a holiday feature story. President James Monroe is counting on reading it to his family on Christmas Day. But writer Clement Moore has writer's block. Besides that, he must work at home amongst his five children who are, needless to say, very anxious for St. Nicholas to arrive. Clement's frustration mounts—then the magic begins. The sounds of bells, moving toys and visions of Sugar Plum Fairies all conspire to help Clement, as the events from the classic poem come to life. Interwoven with carolers, a song to St. Nicholas, dancing fairies and much more, including, of course, a visit from the old elf himself, this delightful musical concludes with the complete original poem set to exquisite music. Commissioned and first produced by Stages Theatre Company, this fresh telling of the most popular Christmas poem ever told will delight audiences of all ages. Unit set. Approximate running time: 1 hour.
|Dear Saint Nicholas|
|Sugar Plum Fairy Dance|
|What a Merry Night|
|'Twas the Night Before Christmas|