The Gifts of the Magi
A musical from the stories of O. HENRY
Book & Lyrics by Mark ST. GERMAIN | Music & Lyrics by Randy COURTS
Directed by Caleb MARSHALL
Vaughn HARRIS Patrick COOK Jacqueline THAIR Robert YERETCH Martha FARRELL and Sheldon DAVIS
Musical Director & Sound Designer Michael DOHERTY | Assistant Director & Movement Director Derrick Paul MILLER
Set Designer John LEROUX | Costume Designer Patrick CLARK | Lighting Designer Jeffry FEVENS
It is Christmas in the city, but for two young lovers, Jim and Della, the prospects are bleak, as both are out of work and penniless. Will parting with their most precious possession solve the dilemma of buying the other a gift? The Gifts of the Magi, is a holiday love story created from the stories of O. Henry with book & lyrics by Mark St. Germain, and music & lyrics by Randy Courts.
Finding warmth and giving in the cold impersonal city has a tremendous resonance with a modern audience, and TNB felt it was a great place from which to build a beloved but rarely dramatized story.
“Every actor did such a great job, the characters were so believable! Timing was bang on, energy was infectious, and the set was cool. Loved it!” Tina on www.tnb.nb.ca
“I loved it… and I think anyone old enough to sit still for 90 minutes will love it, too… I definitely recommend it to start the season right.” Kandise Brown, hibouphoto.com
“Gifts of the Magi so entertaining! Soapy Smith (Sheldon Davis) a highlight! … be sure to get your tickets!” Karen D. on Twitter
The Gifts of the Magi ran December 1-4, 2011 at The Fredericton Playhouse.
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