Celebration


Celebration


Music by  Harvey Schmidt
Lyrics by  Tom Jones
Book by  Tom Jones


2 Acts, Book Musical, Rated PG-13
1969 Off-Broadway Version

Set on New Year's Eve, this avant-garde fable chronicles the struggle between love and ambition.

Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt bring the bold, adventurous theatrical techniques they pioneered in The Fantasticks a step further with Celebration, an allegorical winter's tale.

On a magical New Year's Eve, a young Orphan stumbles into the home of the richest man in the world, whose bizarre entourage includes a beautiful fallen Angel. With the Orphan's help, the jaded Mr. Rich regains his humanity, only to find himself locked in ritualistic battle with the youth for the Angel's love.

Celebration's small cast is perfect for an intimate community theatre space and audience participation is encouraged in this very original piece of theatre. 


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John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, two of the leading characters in 1776, both died on the fourth of July, 1826!

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