Theater Mania: Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Kim Crosby Join Cathy Rigby in Kris Kringle the Musical
Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies) and Kim Crosby (Guys and Dolls) will take on the roles of Kris Kringle and Mrs. Claus in Kris Kringle the Musical, an original holiday musical set to run for two performances on November 24 at Town Hall.
Narrated by Cathy Rigby (Peter Pan), Kris Kringle the 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."
In addition to Keenan-Bolger, Crosby, and Rigby, the production will feature Pamela Myers, Derrick Cobey, Matt Densky, Ani Djirdirian, Kaylin Hedges, Samantha Hill, Michael Mauldin, Gabrielle McClinton, Jackie Nguyen, Sarah Pesek, Amy Persons, Anthony Rosenthal, Josh Tolle, Nick Varricchio, Jeremy T. Villas, and Gregory Violand. Directed by Pierre Brault, Kris Kringle the Musical features musical direction by Charles Eversole, and a costume, prop, and puppet design by Inda Blatch-Geib.
The production is to 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."