Nativity! The Musical 2014
Nativity: The Musical! the beloved Burbank holiday production that peppers its telling of the Christmas story with characters ripped from today's headlines, songs from the Billboard Hot 100 and show tunes - is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a mash-up to end all mash ups. The "Breaking Good" edition will introduce new friends like Heisenberg and Jesse and revisit songs and characters from the first nine years of sold-out shows. Greg and Melissa Baldwin - creators of the original musical comedy, which features a cast of 100 and counting - certainly have a colorful history to draw from.
"It's a pretty safe bet there's not another church on the planet that would have a Magic 8-Ball foretelling the Christ child's birth, the stable run by a couple of burned-out hippies, the star of Bethlehem presented as a glamorous Hollywood starlet, or Caesar Augustus headlining a lounge act complete with Carmen Miranda-inspired showgirls at (where else) Caesar's Palace," said The Burbank Leader's David Laurell. "Add to that a trio of doorbell-ringing Mormons as the Magi, a cameo by Elvis and Bing Crosby, who get into a bickering match over whether Christmases should be blue or white, and Caesar's young assistant, 'Little Caesar,' arriving at the stable with a pizza and asking: 'Who ordered the double pepperoni?' and you get an idea why a running gag of each year's performance includes cherubim shaking their little haloed-heads while opining: 'This show gets weirder and weirder every year!'"
"Enjoy the lighter side of Nativity," urged Holly J. Andres of the Los Angeles Daily News. Greg Simay of BurbankNBeyond urged readers to put Nativity: The Musical! on their "list of feel-good holiday activities. Each year the skits and songs are freshly conceived...It's as if Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney had looked at each other and said, 'Let's put on a show! About Christmas!'"
Check out the Nativity: The Musical! highlights video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zu0y17RxQO8
Staged by Imagine, the drama ministry of Westminster Presbyterian Church (http://www.westpresburbank.org), performances will take place on Thursday, December 18 (7:00 pm), Friday, December 19 (8:00 pm), Saturday, December 20 (2:00 pm and 8:00 pm) and Sunday, December 21 (2:00 pm and 8:00 pm) at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 542 N. Buena Vista Street, Burbank 91505 (at the corner of Buena Vista and Clark). A donation of $10 per adult (or $8 in advance) and $7 per student (or $5 in advance) is suggested. For tickets or more information, call Westminster Presbyterian Church at (818) 842-5264.
Westminster Presbyterian Church - Burbank CA. (View)
542 N. Buena Vista St
Burbank, CA 91505
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|