WBT Presents THE CHRISTMAS VOYAGER 12/2-27

By: Nov. 18, 2009
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WESTCHESTER BROADWAY THEATRE is Proud To Present THE CHRISTMAS VOYAGER A Holiday Musical Adventure by Bob Fitzsimmons December 2 - 27, 2009, Direction and Choreography by Richard Stafford, Musical Direction by Angela Howell

This Delightful Holiday Musical is a true celebration of the Season. All the splendor of Christmas is brought to life in a magical journey through Yuletides past. The holiday songs we all know and love are wrapped up in a heartwarming celebration of spirit that will delight audiences of all ages.
"The star shone down upon the earth a dazzling silver beam while in a far-off galaxy the star was also seen. And so our voyager began his quest to reach that source of light. Two thousand years to find his way and end his astral flight."
Lost in a future time and desperate to return to his home galaxy, our Starman journeys back through time searching for that magical December 24th evening when three brilliant stars came together and changed the course of history. Knowing that these same stars will set him on the right course toward home, Noel journeys around the world and touches down in a small town in America, The North Pole, Dickens' England and many other places on his quest. The show features dazzling effects and many favorite Christmas songs, We Need A Little Christmas, Holly Jolly Christmas, Silver Bells, It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas, Deck The Halls, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, Let There Be Peace on Earth, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, Silent Night, and more.

Our terrific cast includes Nick Gaswirth, as Noel, the Starman, Ellen Condon, David Edwards, Jayson Elliott, Stacia Fernandez, Jonathan Stahl, and Karen Zondag.

The Book of The Christmas Voyager was written By Robert Fitzsimmons and Kathy Wheeler and Musical arrangements are by Steven Silverstein. Robert Fitzsimmons, who passed away in 1992, wrote The Christmas Voyager, as well as several other Christmas Shows which he directed and produced here at WBT and at An Evening Dinner Theatre. He was a gifted Playwright of Children's Theatre and an accomplished Director.

We are very fortunate to have Richard Stafford to direct and choreograph our production. He returns to WBT, where he recently directed Gypsy, Beauty And The Beast and A Wonderful Life. Jonathan Stahl, an associate of Richard Stafford who has worked alongside him on several shows here at WBT, will be the Associate Choreographer. Angela Howell who appeared in and was the Musical Director for BUDDY, will be our Musical Director. The winning production team includes Steve Loftus (Set Designer), Andrew Gmoser (Lighting Designer), Jon Hatton (Sound Designer), Olga Stone and Donald Birely (Costume Design), Victor Lukas (Production Stage Manager & Properties Design), and Ron Rogell (Assistant Stage Mgr.)

Richard Stafford (Director/Choreographer) On Broadway, Mr. Stafford was the choreographer for In My Life (Music Box Theatre), the associate choreographer for Aspects Of Love (Broadhurst Theatre), and dance supervisor for CATS (Winter Garden Theatre) Off-Broadway he was the associate director for Summer'69 (John Houseman Theatre) and associate choreographer for The Middle Of Nowhere (Astor Place Theatre) National Tours include CATS (director/ choreographer), My Fair Lady (choreographer), Joseph/Dreamcoat (choreographer, starring Debbie Gibson and Patrick Cassidy)-Troika Entertainment. Mr. Stafford also has extensive Regional credits, including Dreamgirls (North CarolinaTheatre), Director and Choreographer for Singin' In The Rain, Crazy For You, Fame, Swing, Cats (North Shore Music Theatre), Disney's Beauty And The Beast (Walnut Street Theatre and Ogunquit Playhouse), The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas (Ogunquit Playhouse starring Sally Struthers), Grossinger's (premiere, starring Gavin MacLeod) and Dodsworth (premier, starring Hal Linden) both at Pittsburgh CLO. Mr. Stafford won the Barrymore Award for outstanding choreography for La Cage Aux Folles at the Walnut Street Theatre. He is happy to return to WBT, where he previously directed Gypsy starring Karen Mason, The Full Monty, and CATS.

Nick Gaswirth ( Noel) was last seen here as Malcolm in The Full Monty. NY/Regional: Harpo Marx in Minnie's Boys (York Theatre), Brom Broeck in Knickerbocker Holiday (York Theatre), Vanderdendur in Candide (Arden Theatre Co.), and Snail in A Year With Frog and Toad (Arden Theatre Co.), along with numerous concerts and readings in New York. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, with a BFA in Musical Theatre.

COMING SOON TO WBT:
FOR LOVERS ONLY 2/11/10- 2/14/10
NINE 2/18/10- 4/24/10
SUGAR 4/29/10 - 7/3/10
RENT 8/5/10 - 9/25/10
JEKYLL & HYDE 9/30/10 - 11/28/10

TICKETS & INFORMATION

RESERVATIONS: Call (914)-592-2222. Also at: www.BroadwayTheatre.com

GROUP RESERVATIONS: Groups of 20 or More: Call 592-2225, Mon. thru Fri. 10am - 6pm

LUXURY BOXES: Call 592-8730, Mon. thru Fri. 10am - 4pm. For private parties of 6 to 22. Enjoy dining and theatre in an elegant private box. Additional features include an expanded dinner menu, hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, private powder room, and Luxury Box reserved parking.

TICKET PRICES:
Dinner & Show range between $62.00 and $75.00 PLUS TAX depending on the performance chosen. DISCOUNTS are available for children, students, and senior citi zens at selected perform ances. Also check the Website for On-going Special Offers!



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