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Al Carmines' Christmas Rappings 50th Anniversary Concert
Judson Memorial Church
New York City, NY
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Al Carmines' Christmas Rappings 50th Anniversary Concert
Judson Memorial Church Presents The 50th Anniversary Concert Version of Al Carmines' Christmas Rappings!

ONLINE SALES ARE CLOSED. GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE AT THE DOOR STARTING AT 7:00 PM - CASH ONLY.

Friday December 6, 2019 at 8:00 PM
Saturday December 7, 2019 at 8:00 PM

Christmas Rappings, a December favorite at Judson Memorial Church since its inception in 1969, is a joyous oratorio based on the Christmas story as presented in the four gospels. The music by the late Al Carmines covers all genres, from country to classical to blues to gospel, plus a tango to "show tunes."

From 1962 to 1981, Al Carmines, the composer/lyricist/playwright, wrote over 40 productions for Judson Poets Theater, which he founded. He had seven musicals move to commercial off-Broadway runs, and won four Obies in 1964, '65, 68, and 79, including the first Obie for Sustained Achievement. Carmines was among the first to write about gay relationships, notably with The Faggot (1973).  Promenade (1965) was a commercial success and ran off-Broadway in a theater that was then named Promenade. Meanwhile, he was a minister at Judson Memorial Church serving the congregation and the avant-garde arts scene of the Village.

In his tribute to Carmines, Village Voice critic Michael Feingold recalled past Christmas Rappings he had attended. "As performed by Carmines himself at the piano," he wrote, "it was a yearly source of ineffable joy."

SHOW DETAILS

Tickets $25 General Admission; $50 Premium Reserved Seating

Musical Director and Conductor: Henco Espag
Director: Kelly O'Donnell
Choreographer: Lisette Glodowski
Consultant: Russell Treyz

Producers: Abigail Hastings, Scott E. Munson & Mark Perry
Production Stage Manager: Jared Goldstein
Stage Manager: Anna Fearheiley

Additional Choreography by Thom Fogarty

With Original Cast Members: Essie Borden, Lee Guilliatt & Craig Kuehl

Cast Members: Rick Alessa, Roy Atwood, Dane Berman, Christine Binder, Sarah Blaze, Richard Bull, T.J. Burkett, Sarah Nelson Craft, Julie Dafydd, Mere Davis, Ted Dawson, Alexandra de Suze, Suzanne Dickerson, Erin Evers, Lulu Fogarty, Thom Fogarty, Paul Fraccalvieri, Nicholas Gottlieb, Martha Gotwals, Jason Hart, Martha-Emily Harvel, Marnee Hollis, Kristin Keating, Sam Kinsman, Susan Kirby, Kimberly Larkin, Ryan S. Lowe, Robert Lydiard, Marion Markham, Robin Manning, Christian Mansfield, Marilyn Matarrese, Christopher Michael McLamb, Peggy McNamara, Eric Oliver, Kurt Perry, Leila Rinehart, Jenny Selig, Bill Smith, JessAnn Smith, Megan Thomas, Reggie Whitehead, Amanda Yachechak & Elisabeth Zimmerman

Location

Judson Memorial Church (View)
55 Washington Square South
New York City, NY 10012
United States


Categories

Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Music > Americana
Music > Choral

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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