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a semi-staged reading presentation of kit goldstein grant's new family musical

THE GIANT HOAX

book, music, lyrics | KIT GOLDSTEIN GRANT

creative team

director | CHRISTOPHER MICHAELS

music director | NISSA KAHLE

production photographer | BRIAN E. LONG

produced by | INDIEWORKS THEATRE COMPANY

as part of GALLERY PLAYERS OVERTURES SERIES

executive producer | CHRISTOPHER MICHAELS

producer | BARRIE GELLES

cast

emily | STACI STOUT

william "stub" newell | BRIAN E. LONG

p.t. barnum | JAMES BEAMAN

the cardiff giant | JAMES STAFFORD

dr. martin | REBECCA HOLT

mother | MEGHANN REYNOLDS

reverend turk | COLIN HOWARD

beth | SARAH CHIU

john/newsboy/jack | JONATHAN NADOLNY

dr. boynton/judge | CHRIS SIROIS

carl franz otto/reporter/hull | MARK HANKE

venue

overtures | THE GALLERY PLAYERS

199 14th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

dates

november 6th & 7th | 2017

synopsis

Step back in time to 1869! Emily, a bright young girl with an overactive imagination, has run away from home to prove that there are wonderful things in the world out there! Before long, she finds herself in the employ of a shady showman, William "Stub" Newell, the owner of a prehistoric, petrified giant! She and the Giant become instant “imaginary friends,” but all is not well. When the unscrupulous circus impresario, P.T. Barnum, offers a hefty sum to buy Newell’s profitable, prehistoric attraction and is refused, he comes up with a scheme to steal Stub's business right out from under his nose forcing Emily to sort through what is fact, what is fiction, and what's all in her imagination.

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