Nov 2, 2009

Gold: "Not your typical Christmas show"

Find out what goes on behind-the-scenes of an FAC Theatre Company production. Starting today, the actors, designers, musicians and technicians of A Christmas Survival Guide will give you their insights on the creative process for this holiday show, which opens Nov. 27. Tickets are available online.

First up, Broadway veteran Michael E. Gold, the show's director and choreographer.

Dear Bloggers:

Merry Christmas and welcome to the FAC Blog for A CHRISTMAS SURVIVAL GUIDE! As Director/Choreographer, I invite you to meet the ensemble, musicians and staff of CSG and share your holiday spirit with us. We’re putting together a unique piece that will surprise and entertain you. We’re about halfway through rehearsals and it’s been a blast. We have assembled an ensemble of five actors/five musicians that are top-notch. Their energy and enthusiasm has made me approach this project and Christmas with a renewed spirit, which is the whole point of the show.

I promise you this is not your typical Christmas show. It’s refreshing for me to be a part of something new and for people to have an option this year that’s not a repeat from years past. It’s a unique approach to looking at the holidays, with all its joys and dysfunctions, through traditional and not-so-traditional songs, tap dancing reindeer, Elvis, a 12-Step approach and some of the most beautiful ballads you’ll hear this season.

I happen to love Christmas but it’s not always been so easy for me. Eleven years in New York away from home, loss of parents, relocating, performing on Christmas were all challenges that made each year different. Families, money, work, parties, food, loneliness, etc. all take a toll on us. But I am in a place in my life now that I treasure this time and look forward to it. This year I think we have a special gift for you.

So come have a laugh on us and really enjoy Christmas ’09 at the FAC. I guarantee you’ll more then survive!


1 comment:

Broadway Queen said...

I totally can't wait to see this show as I have been in a show with Gold and can't wait to see his work!