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The Classical Theatre of in collaboration with The Apollo Theater presents:

The First Noel: A World Premiere Musical
Book, Music, and Lyrics by
Lelund Durond Thompson and
Jason Michael Webb
Directed by Steve H. Broadnax III
Choreographed by Brian Harlan Brooks
featuring New Music and Classic Carols re-imagined through pop, jazz, and gospel
About The First Noel

After losing her mother around Christmas, Noel decides to return to Harlem and sell her childhood home. When she steps back inside the brownstone, the spirits of her family that passed before her begin to speak, making her decision to sell even more difficult than she anticipated. The First Noel is a memory musical that flashes us back to Harlem in 1985 and follows the story of a Noel as a child and her desire for Christmas in a house where holiday joy has been unwelcome for years. Her parents struggle to recover from the death of their first child until an unexpected visitor turns things upside-down and brings three generations of the family together just in time for Christmas. The First Noel delivers the Christmas spirit to audiences with the sound of today blended with the holiday nostalgia of yesterday, creating Harlem’s answer to the perennial Holiday classic.
Preview Performances
Friday, December 11, 2015 at 7 pm
Saturday December 12, 2015 at 7 pm

Opening Night
Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 7 pm

Performances
December 15th – 31st, 2015