Theatrical Outfit Announces The Gifts of the Magi

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Theatrical Outfit is proud to announce The Gifts of the Magi, a holiday musical by Mark St. Germain, based on the classic O. Henry story. Music by Randy Courts and lyrics by Mark St. Germain and Randy Courts. November 29 through December 23, 2012 at the Balzer Theater at Herren’s. Directed by Heidi Cline McKerley. Musical Direction by S. Renee Clark. Choreography by Jeff McKerley.

“Slick family entertainment…the show ticks along like clockwork.”
The New York Times

Jim and Della are out of work and penniless during Christmas inNew   York. To afford presents for each other, both secretly part with their most precious possessions. In O. Henry’s classic holiday story, the two lovers’ gesture of giving creates a warm and intimate Christmas in the cold, unfriendly city. Set to the music of Randy Courts, this charming and transcendent musical will kindle the holiday spirit in the heart ofAtlanta.

WHAT:  The Gifts of the Magi. Written byMark St. Germain. Music by Randy Courts. Directed by Heidi Cline McKerley. Musical Direction by S. Renee Clark. Choreography by Jeff McKerley.

WHERE:   Theatrical Outfit
The Balzer Theater at Herren’s
84   Luckie Street NW
Atlanta,GA 30303

WHEN:  November 29 – December 23, 2012.  Performances are Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Group discounts available; call Cherice Norman at 678.528.1497.

TICKETS:  $15 and up. Box Office is open Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and prior to performances. Tickets: 1.877.725.8849; http://www.theatricaloutfit.org/.

CAST

Adrienne Reynolds
Credits: Alliance Theatre – Ananse, Tales of the African Spiderman. True Colors Theatre Company: Gut Bucket Blues; Rejoice. Theatrical Outfit: Travelin’ Black. Atlanta Theatre: Sweat; Black Natvity; Soweto Soweto Soweto; Purlie Victorious. Off Broadway: Yo Alice, directed by Maurice Hines. International: Diggydotcom (Amsterdam). Vocal: Lauryn Hill Unplugged Mini Tour, background vocals.

Jeff McKerley
Jeff has been active in Atlantatheatre for the past 25 years as performer, director and choreographer. Last scene at Theatrical Outfit as The Duke in Big River. In addition to his stage work, Jeff also teaches acting and musical theatre for individuals and after school programs. Next up: Hello, Dolly! at Georgia Ensemble and R & G Are Dead at the Shakespeare Tavern.

Glenn Rainey
Glenn last appeared at Theatrical Outfit in Tent Meeting and before that in Big River, where he, Heidi, and Jeff last worked together. A native Atlantan, he has worked on almost everyAtlanta stage, and has had an association with Theatrical Outfit for over 25 years.

Bernardine Mitchell
Bernardine is an Atlantanative who has performed nationally and internationally in a wide range of roles that includes Mahalia Jackson in Mahalia, Bessie Smith in Bessie’s Blues, Mrs. Potts in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Velma and Mother Shaw in Crowns, Alice in Big River and the Matron in Chicago.

Caroline Freedlund
Caroline is making her Theatrical Outfit debut with The Gifts of the Magi. Atlanta credits include Next to Normal (Alliance Theatre), Sweet Charity; A Chorus Line (Aurora Theatre), A Diva’s Christmas (Serenbe Playhouse) and Gypsy (Atlanta Lyric Theatre). Caroline is pursuing her B.A. in Dance atKennesawStateUniversity.

Nick Arapoglou
Nick has previously been seen at Theatrical Outfit in My Name is Asher Lev and Big River. Recent credits include: Tempest at Georgia Shakespeare, Spring Awakening at Actor’s Express and Avenue Q at Horizon Theatre. Nick has appeared in 15 regional/national commercials and TV shows on VH1 and BET.