Hershey Area Playhouse will brighten the holidays with its musical production of The Littlest Angel, November 29-December 2 and December 6-9, 2012.
This classic Christmas story of a little angel who is transformed from a celestial pest to the toast of the Heavenly Host is brought magically to life in this humorous, touching, and, above all, inspirational musical. Filled with melody and mirth, the story follows the adventures (and misadventures) of the Littlest Angel, from her reluctant entry through the Pearly Gates to the triumphant conclusion when her gift to the newborn Christ Child is miraculously transformed into the shining Star of Bethlehem.
“When a mischievous little child enters heaven, she finds a new world of wonder. One day the archangel makes an announcement that God is to have a son. Every angel rushes to find the perfect gift. The Littlest Angel, with her tilted halo and untesTed Wings, has no idea what to do, until she realizes that the most valuable gift always comes from the heart,” said Director Renee Krizan.
The musical features theatre veteran Don Bowman as the Gatekeeper, Alexa Day as the Littlest Angel, Tyler Law as the Understanding Angel and Abigail Bridgeman as the Small Angel. Other cast members include: SallyAnn Arndt, Acadia Banis, Tim Banis, Dylan Byrd, Michelle Jackson, Lorie Kimmel, Maddison King, Richard Rauscher, Zoe Marion Rauscher, Ken Skelly, Colby Thompson and Courtney Wood.
The Angel Choir members include: Lillian Bridgeman, CameRon Brown, Mackenzie Brown, Ashton Byrd, Victoria Corado, Annette Day, Chloe Dougherty, Corinne Geeting, Ashley Green, Mackenzie Green, Amanda Grimes, Alexander Hatt, Laura Hatt, Avery Holshouser, Ashley Johnson, Phil Juris, Annelise Kempski, , Samantha Koegler, Emma Lamoreaux, Sydney Palmquist, Pam Rohrbach, Isabella Rossiter, Sydney Shappell, Carson Smith, Sandy Stoner, Grace Wagler, Miles Wagler, Liam Wagler, Pierce Wagler, and Mercy Wagler.
The show is directed by Renee Krizan and musical director is Richard Fowler. Lisa Greene is the show’s producer and Kelly Strange is the choreographer. Other behind the scenes volunteers include Jen Feldser, stage manager; Steve Barber, lighting designer; Tim Banis, sound designer; John Messick, show pianist; Tina Detweiler, rehearsal pianist; Michael Feldser, photographer; Freda Longenecker, concessions manager; and Debbie Wood, house scheduler.
Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $20 for adults and $17 for children 12 and under and are available at www.HersheyAreaPlayhouse.com or by calling the box office at 717.533.8525.