THE GIFTS OF THE MAGI

It is Christmas in New York, but for two young lovers, Jim and Della, the prospects are bleak, as both are out of work and penniless. But as those familiar with the famous O. Henry story are aware, their dilemma is solved when both part with their most precious possessions (she her beautiful long hair, he his heirloom pocket watch) in order to buy presents for each other thereby creating, at least for a magical moment, an aura of warmth and giving in the cold, impersonal winter city. In addition to their story there are glimpses of various city folk (played by the same two performers) going about their holiday business, and the hilarious plight of a cheerful bum named Soapy, who wants only to get arrested so he can spend the night in a cozy cell, all gracefully enhanced by tuneful songs and neatly tied together by a newsboy-narrator, Willy, who adds his own melodious contribution and informative observations to the delightful proceedings.

ARTISTIC TEAM

Director Heidi Klein McKerley
Musical Director S. Renee Clark
Choreographer Jeff McKerley
Set Designer Tommy Cox
Costume Designer Jonida Beqo
Lighting Designer Joseph A. Futral
Props Designer Maclare “MC” Park
Hair Designer Monty Schuth
Sound Designer Jeff Millsaps
Stage Manager Libby Mickle*

*Member of Actors’ Equity, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage managers in the United States

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Music by
Randy Courts

Lyrics by
Mark St. Germain and Randy Courts

Directed by
Heidi Cline McKerley

Musical Direction by
S. Renee Clark

Choreography by
Jeff McKerley

CAST MEMBERS

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Nick Arapoglou*

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Kathryn David

kayce-grogan-walalce

Kayce Grogan-Wallace

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Jeff McKerley*

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Bernardine Mitchell*

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Glenn Rainey*

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