Two Acts, Book Musical, Rated PG
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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Written in only fourteen months, Annie‘s journey to Broadway took four and a half years, and went on to play 2,377 performances on Broadway in its original run, picking up seven Tony® Awards in the process.