Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol:
Mon, 12/15/2014 - 7:30pm
The Actors Fund presents a one night benefit concert presentation of the holiday classic Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol!
Music by Jule Styne Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Starring (in alphabetical order)
Erik Altemus, Jeff Blumenkrantz, John Bolton, Jennifer Cody, Robert Cuccioli, Joshua Henry, Don Darryl Rivera, Matthew Scott, Tony Sheldon, Christopher Sieber, Douglas Sills, and Betsy Wolfe
Directed by Carl Andress
Music Director Grammy & Emmy Award winner John McDaniel
Choreography by Marcos Santana
Based on the very first prime-time animated holiday special, Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol is being presented on stage for the first time and features an unforgettable score by Funny Girl’s songwriting team, composer Jule Styne and lyricist Bob Merrill. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the programs and services of The Actors Fund, the national human services organization that helps everyone in performing arts and entertainment. The evening will feature the original orchestration – heard live for the first time – with a full orchestra.
Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol is a delightful retelling of the Dickens classic, featuring the comically myopic cartoon character Quincy Magoo. Originally airing in December 1962, Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol was the first animated holiday special ever produced specifically for television.
Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol is used by permission from Classic Media, LLC and is being presented through the generosity of Dreamworks Animation, Margaret Styne, and the estates of Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, with special thanks to Joseph Weiss.
$500 - Includes Post-Performance Cast Party
$1,000 - Includes Post-Performance Cast Party
TO PURCHASE TICKETS:
VISIT: The Actors Fund Store
Gerald W. Lynch Theater
524 West 59th Street At John Jay CollegeNew York, NY 10019