THE FIRST NOEL — A WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL (LIMITED ENGAGEMENT!)
BOOK, MUSIC & LYRICS by LELUND DUROND THOMPSON & JASON MICHAEL WEBB
DIRECTED by STEVE H. BROADNAX III
CHOREOGRAPHED by BRIAN HARLAN BROOKS
The Classical Theatre of Harlem returns after a successful run last holiday season with The First Noel, in collaboration with the Apollo. This Harlem-based holiday musical features music that crosses genres—from pop to jazz to gospel — to tell a universal story of love and belonging. This presentation follows three generations of a Harlem family affected by the tragic loss of a loved one. Time is slow to heal this family’s wounds until an unexpected visit from Grandma reveals some long-absent Christmas joy. This story is about how a community is healed, one family at a time, as everyday people do extraordinary things to help one another receive the gift of love during the holiday season.