NOEL - THE MUSICAL to Tour the US This Fall
NOËL, the stunning new Holiday musical from top-selling children's author Eoin Colfer (Artemis Fowl) and preeminent Irish film composer Liam Bates is coming to North America! Having met with huge critical acclaim overseas, the show's producers are now planning its first North American national tour, which will open at the Ames Center in Minneapolis, MN on November 17th. NOËL is set to play 25 dates across the U.S., just in time for the Holiday season.
NOËL, set in modern day London, tells a heartwarming tale of a little girl (Noël), who is prepping for her starring role in a school Christmas play when her mother suddenly disappears. She keeps her mother's disappearance a secret and embarks alone on a quest to find her. Along the way, she befriends a diverse group of homeless characters that have lost their way in life, including Nick, who believes the world has forgotten the true meaning of Christmas. Noël's bright innocence and unwavering belief in finding her mother, inspires Nick to embrace life once more, finding love and hope in himself and in the world.
NOËL The Musical is a wonderful family show, filled with mayhem, magic and music! The show's creators are the extremely talented Eoin Colfer (book) and Liam Bates (music). Eoin is a NY Times bestselling author who has achieved international acclaim for his hugely successful series of children's books Artemis Fowl, which has sold over 25 million copies worldwide and is being adapted into a major motion picture by Disney. He has recently published a children's graphic novel, Illegal, with Andrew Donkin and illustrator Giovanni Rigano. Illegal is a powerfully moving graphic novel that explores the current plight of undocumented immigrants.
Liam Bates is an award winning Irish composer, orchestrator and conductor. A student at the Royal Academy of London, Liam received master classes from composer Leonard Bernstein. He has composed music and songs for movies such as Don Juan De Marco, Leap Year, Last Passenger and Earthbound.
NOËL is directed by award-winning director Sam Scalamoni (currently director for Elf the Musical National Tours). Mr. Scalamoni is joined on NOËL by an extremely accomplished creative team; Choreographer Charlie Sutton (Kinky Boots, American in Paris), Musical Director Gary Adler (Avenue Q); Set Designer Christine Peters (ELF, Miss Saigon); Sound Designer Joshua Reid (Billy Elliott), Lighting Designer Brian Nason (The Seafarer, It's A Wonderful Life) and Costume Designer Wendi R. Zea.
The cast album for NOËL was recorded at Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin and Dubway Studios in New York featuring Broadway and West End stars Jessica Vosk (Wicked, Fiddler on the Roof, Bridges of Madison County), James Byng (The Woman in Black) Stephen Carlile, currently playing Scar in Lion King on Broadway.
Executive producers VenuWorks Theatricals, led by VenuWorks founder and President Steve Peters and international singer and producer Michael Londra, first produced NOËL at Ireland's National Opera House in Wexford in 2016 to huge acclaim. They are excited to bring the show to US audiences for its first ever North American tour and plan to bring NOËL to even more cities across the US, Canada and Europe in the coming years.
For a complete list of NOËL 2018 Tour Dates please see noelthemusical.com/tour