Dylan Thomas' perennial holiday favorite, adapted by the Irish Rep and performed with traditional and contemporary Christmas music.
The Off-Broadway production of A Child's Christmas in Wales closed December 30, 2018. For current Off-Broadway show listings and tickets, please click here.
From the producers: This holiday season, experience a joyous musical celebration of Dylan Thomas’ iconic story, A Child’s Christmas in Wales, the “never to be forgotten day at the end of the unremembered year,” when songs are sung, cakes and sweets are abundant, and the frozen city parks are laden with mysteries and adventures for wild boys and girls to explore.
The iconic piece, starring both Irish Repertory favorites and Broadway veterans, features both traditional and contemporary Christmas music interwoven within the classic story of the legendary snowy Christmas Day in Wales.
Written in 1955 and first performed on radio, Thomas' nostalgic story is told by a kindly grandfather, recalling for his attentive grandchild the sights, sounds, and smells of the old-fashioned picture book Christmases of his boyhood.
Technically, this is probably a "play with music" instead of a musical, but there will be plenty of tunes nonetheless.What's Irish Rep?
Occasionally, a group of artists finds a large room somewhere in the city, and settles down there for a decade or so to stage the plays that they like, in the manner that they enjoy making them. That's the case here. Though it's one of the smaller shops among the long-running Off-Broadway companies, these folks have been staging Irish drama in these rooms for quite awhile, and the enjoyment can be infectious. More here