The AlphaNYC Theater Company presents the much anticipated New York City return of The Gayest Christmas Pageant ever! written by Joe Marshall and directed by Simon Trumble.
A run of 10 performances begins Wednesday, November 14th and concludes Sunday, November 18th. Performances take place at the Roy Arias Theater Center located at the Times Square Arts Center, 300 West 43rd Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues, 5th Floor, New York City. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by visiting TheAlphaNYCTix.com
The Gayest Christmas Pageant Ever! focuses on the members of a gay community theatre company in West Hollywood. As often is the case in the theatrical world, there is more drama backstage then on it. Things start to go wrong when the theatre company tries to go around their usual playwright, who has had one flop after another, and hire a more seasoned writer.
When that plan does not work, the show goes on with the original script and hilarity ensues. Be prepared to laugh out loud as every stereotype possible is played out before your eyes in this Christmas spectacular extravaganza that will get you in the mood for the impending holidays. This is a holiday show with all the fixins’: Santa, Jesus, a couple of wise men, an inn keeper, an angry black man, a racist and its fair share of drama queens all gathering together to make this the best, gayest Christmas ever!
Writer Marshall uses his trademark wit and natural dialogue in this fast-paced comedy. “I started working on this play over five years ago when I discovered that there weren’t many GLBT-themed holiday plays,” says Marshall. “While a couple of the characters are gay, this really is a play for everyone with straight, African American, gay, lesbian, Christian, Jewish, young and old characters. Just come prepared to laugh and not take yourself too seriously!”
“The Gayest Christmas Pageant Ever is a Waiting for Guffmanesque romp through the wild, wonderful world of community theatre, where anything can happen… maybe even a Christmas miracle!,” says Simon Trumble, director.
The show stars: Josh Mahaffey, Jackson Hille, Megan McSweeney, Leah Goldman, Mike Brown, Perry Young, Heather Andrea Smith, Jacob Moushey, Patrick Schaefer, Steven Bidwell, Leon Morgan, Nina-Sophia Pacheco , Omar Cruz, Ludovic Coutaud, Caiti Lattimer, Christopher Busch, Emily Dalton, Alex Rich, and Ian Abadilla.
“The title alone is brilliant!” – Kathy Griffin
“The cast of Cirque du Soleil said: ‘Is that a dare?'” – Conan O’Brien
“The show scores a homo-run!” – AOL Tripvine