Season in Union Square

Named one of the 6 Best Shows to See for the Holidays by Time Out New York

A Christmas Memory

The New York premiere of a beautiful new musical

based on the short story by Truman Capote
book by Duane Poole
music by Larry Grossman
lyrics by Carol Hall

directed by Charlotte Moore

with Alice Ripley as Sook

November 25- January 4, 2015
at the DR2 Theatre in Union Square

Perfect for the holidays, A Christmas Memory is an elegant, heart-warming, musical celebration of a traditional Southern Christmas.  Set in Alabama in 1933, Memory tells the story of young Buddy, who is being raised by three eccentric cousins, and their last, precious Christmas together at home.  As Buddy and his cousin Sook gather ingredients for their World-Famous Christmas Fruitcake (with one to be delivered to the Roosevelts in the White House!), we are drawn back into a sweet world of innocence… of a warmth and emotion that has all but disappeared.


Performance Schedule:
Tues at 7pm | Wed at 3pm & 8pm
| Thu at 7pm | Fri at 8pm | Sat at 3pm & 8pm | Sun at 3pm
Tickets: $70

Running Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes with 1 intermission

No performance Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or New Year's Day
Special shows on November 28th at 3pm, December 22nd at 7pm and December 26th at 4pm

Opening Night: Thursday, December 4, 2014

What The Critics Are Saying:

"Kids from 5 to 95 should consider lining up for A Christmas Memory…It deserves the exalted status of holiday perennial.–Huffington Post

"A Christmas Memory has all the makings of a seasonal classic: a heartwarming story, beautiful music and a brilliant star turn by Alice Ripley." -Stage Buddy

"Under Charlotte Moore’s clear direction, Ashley Robinson gives an emotive performance, and it’s always a pleasure to hear Alice Ripley." –New York Times

"Grossman and Hall's score is filled with some real gems…  At the center are Spagnuolo and Ripley, a divine pair with real chemistry as well as a very special onstage relationship. Ripley in particular tears your heart out with a mere glance." –TheaterMania

"Best Bet: “This is an elegant, warming musical tale that is fun for the whole family, and reaches deeper into the soul. When it ends, it leaves you wanting more--both musically, and for the nostalgia of Christmas with loved ones.” –Theater Is Easy

"A Sheer Delight- Highly Recommended… Fresh, captivating, skillfully written, and splendidly produced."
–Woman Around Town

It’s humorous and heartwarming, sweet and sophisticated, propelled in part by some dozen songs that are merry and moving… bound to become a Christmastime theater classic. –Theater Pizzazz

"This is one “Memory” worth making for kids of all ages." –CitiTour

Cast (in order of appearance)  
Anna Stabler  Virginia A. Woodruff
Adult Buddy  Ashley Robinson
Jennie Faulk  Nancy Hess
Sook Faulk  Alice Ripley
Seabon Faulk  Samuel Cohen
Young Buddy Faulk  Silvano Spagnuolo
Nelle Harper  Taylor Richardson
   
Creative  
Director Charlotte Moore
Music Director Micah Young
Associate Music Director John DiPinto
Choreography Barry McNabb
Orchestrations Steve Orich
Scenic Design James Noone
Costume Design David Toser
Lighting Design Brian Nason
Properties Deirdre Brennan
Wigs Robert Charles Vallance
Production Stage Manager Elis C. Arroyo
Assistant Stage Manager Karen Evanouskas

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