John Morris Russell conducts the Pops; Patrick Boyd directs.
The cast is headed by Tony nominee Liz Callaway as Miriam, Tony nominee Norm Lewis as Mr. Church and Gracie Alexander as eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon with Joshua Steele as Scraggly Santa, Aiden Hubbard as Ollie and Claire Northcut as Charlotte. The family-friendly performance also features The May Festival Youth Chorus (James Bagwell, director) and The Studio for Dance of Cincinnati (Shari Poff, director).
The musical has book and lyrics by William Schermerhorn and music by Wesley Whatley.
Yes, Virginia The Musical was created by Macy’s in 2012 as part of its annual holiday Believe campaign.
"Virginia’s story was first re-imagined as the animated special Yes, Virginia, which debuted on CBS in 2009. In celebration of the fifth anniversary of Believe, Macy’s developed a school musical adaptation of the story and made the script and score available royalty-free to schools across the country and offered $100,000 in grants to support schools’ productions. That same year, the story was also presented as a marionette show for Macy’s Herald Square flagship in New York City."
For tickets call (513) 381-3300 or visit cincinnatipops.org.