Two performances of Kris Kringle The Musical, starring Tony nominees Cathy Rigby (Peter Pan, Seussical) and Pamela Myers (Company, Into the Woods), will be presented in November at The Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd St.
Directed by Pierre Brault, show times are November 24 at 3 PM and 8 PM. Rigby and Myers will be joined onstage by Derrick Cobey, Matt Densky, Ani Djirdirian, Samantha Hill, Michael Mauldin, Sarah Pesek, Amy Persons, Tony Triano, Nick Varricchio, and Gregory Violand.
Kris Kringle The Musical features an original book by Maria Ciampi with music and lyrics by Tim Janis and Angelo Natalie and additional lyrics by Ciampi.
Narrated by Rigby, the new musical is the tale of a young, starry-eyed toymaker, Kris Kringle, “who crosses paths with an evil New York City toy company CEO and finds himself wrapped up in a magical curse with the power to destroy Christmas. From the top of the world in the North Pole, Kris Kringle teams up with Santa and Mrs. Claus, the beautiful Evelyn Noel, a band of hilarious Apprentices and Elves, and magical Toys to remind us what Christmas is really about.”
The production will also have musical direction by Charles Eversole and costume and puppet design by Inda Blatch-Geib. Lisa Dozier King is general manager.
The musical is presented by Angel Polar Bear LLC. Tony nominee Gerald A. Goehring and John E. Thomas are executive producers. The performances will benefit The Singing Angels, a charity whose mission is to “encourage, foster and cultivate positive youth development by engaging youth from all communities in quality music and performing arts education.”
Tickets, which range $35–$110, are now available at The Town Hall Box Office and via Ticketmaster.com, (800) 982-2787.