With fewer than 100 shopping days until Christmas, producers are selecting seasonal gifts for their audiences. The R&H Theatre Library is proud to offer two captivating musicals for the holidays, and is always happy to provide perusal copies of the scripts and tapes of the scores upon request.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Broadway's celebrated Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning librettist, Sheldon Harnick, and world-renowned Academy Award-winning composer, Michel Legrand, have transformed the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge's prophetic Christmas Eve into a wondrous musical fable. Like the Dickens Yuletide classic upon which it is based, this enchanting musical has touched the hearts and minds of audiences everywhere it has played since becoming available for production in 1992. The New York Times said, "It bursts out as a real musical should... by turns, playful and tender." The New Haven Register called it "Theatrical Magic...intelligent, tuneful and sprightly.. of the countless adaptations, this one is surely among the best."
A WONDERFUL LIFE
Frank Capra's beloved holiday film classic has been brought to the musical stage by librettist Sheldon Harnick and Grammy and Emmy Award-winning composer Joe Raposo. The story of George Bailey's wonderful life in Bedford Falls celebrates the extraordinary lives of ordinary folk, offering a reminder of the innate goodness in us all. "This looks like an all-American winner," hailed the Washington Review, "one that should prove to be a staple of the American theatre for a long time to come." The Chicago Tribune noted, "It strikes the same chord of essential humanity that has made the film an American classic." First available for production last season following its acclaimed premiere at Washington, DC's Tony Award-winning Arena Stage, A WONDERFUL LIFE is a sincere musical tribute to the power of love.
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