The Gifts of the Magi
Written by Mark St. Germain; Music by Randy Courts
Directed by Heidi Cline McKerley
A Charming and Captivating Christmas Musical
Based on the Classic Heart-Warming Stories of O. Henry
It is Christmas, the season of giving, but for young penniless lovers Jim and Della the prospects are bleak. Each valiantly struggles to find the perfect gift for the other.
Meanwhile, forgotten man Soapy comically attempts to get thrown in jail for a free meal and place to sleep.
City Him and City Her provide the hustle and bustle of cold 19th Century New York.
News Vendor Willy warmly guides the way with wise council and soaring melodies.
A charming and transcendent musical that asks Is the wisdom in the gift or in the giving?
"Magi’s' simple charms a holiday winner... Smoothly directed and handsomely designed." - Bert Osborne, AJC
"Theatrical Outfit serves up a holiday treat with The Gifts of the Magi. ...On the night I went, I heard little kids happily giggling in all the right places." - Andrew Alexander, ArtsATL
"Perfectly cast and performed." - Manning Harris, Atlanta INTown
"Theatrical Outfit is giving a gift to Atlanta this holiday season: a musical adaptation of O. Henry’s classic, 'The Gifts of the Magi.' It is an outstanding present for which Atlanta should be grateful." - Jan Jaben-Eilon, ATL Insider
Running Time: 90 minutes, no intermission.
GIFTS OF THE MAGI TALKBACK PERFORMANCE
(Please remain in the theater after select evening shows for a moderated discussion of our work.)
Friday, December 13
Written by: Mark St. Germain
Music by: Randy Courts
Lyrics by: Mark St. Germain & Randy Courts
Director: Heidi Cline McKerley
Musical Director: S. Renee Clark
Choreographer: Jeff McKerley
Set Designer: Tommy Cox
Costume Designer: Jonida Beqo
Lighting Designer: Joseph Futral
Sound Designer: Jonathan Summers
Props Designer: Maclare "MC" Park
Wig/Hair Designer: Monty Schuth
Stage Manager: Libby Mickle*
*Member of Actors' Equity, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
Financial support by those who believe in the work of Theatrical Outfit is an essential part of creating great theater.
Thank you to our generous sponsors.
The John H. and Wilhelmina D. Harland Charitable Foundation, Inc.
The Gifts of the Magi is also supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly. GCA is a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Major support is provided by the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs. Major funding for this organization is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of FCAC.