Andrew Keenan-Bolger and the Company of Kris Kringle the Musical Meet the Press
The production will run for two performances 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."
Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies) and Kim Crosby (Guys and Dolls) take on the roles of Kris Kringle and Mrs. Claus. They are joined by Pamela Myers, Derrick Cobey, Matt Densky, Ani Djirdjirian, 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."