Bateman, Bobby, Lavine and More Featured in Free Reading of New Christmas Musical Revue

News   Bateman, Bobby, Lavine and More Featured in Free Reading of New Christmas Musical Revue "What happens when 12 writers take a classic Christmas carol and turn it into a one-set, small-cast, low-budget, family-friendly musical comedy revue?"

That is the question posed by the creators of a new musical revue titled The Twelve Days of Christmas. Conceived and directed by Michael Scheman, a reading of Twelve Days will be held Sunday, Dec. 12 at 2:30 PM at the Donnell Library Theater. The revue features material by Barbara Anselmi, Neil Bartram, Gilles Chiasson, D.D. Jackson, Carl Kissin, Karl Mansfield, Peter Morris, Benjamin Morss, Michael Scheman, Madeline Stone, David Turner and Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; the cast comprises Anne Bobby, Geno Carr, Gaelen Gilliland, Audrey Lavine and Michael McCoy. John Znidarsic, the producer of the "Hollywood Songbook" series, which is presenting Twelve Days, said in a statement, "I will be hosting and producing a special concert of all new holiday songs performed by some of Broadway's finest singers. The centerpiece of this Holiday Celebration will be The Twelve Days of Christmas, a new musical revue written by a very talented group of composers and lyricists, most of whom are members of the Lehman Engel BMI Musical Theatre Writers' Workshop."

Twelve Days features musical direction by Barbara Anselmi, musical supervision by Neil Bartram, vocal arrangements by David Andrews Rodgers and stage directions read by Brian Hissong.

The Donnell Library is located in the basement level of 20 West 53rd Street. Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis. Call (212) 265-3495, ext. 218 for further information.

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