"'Twas the Night Before Christmas" comes to Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts


Image: Twas the Night before Christmas"Twas the Night Before Christmas," a fresh musical take on the classic Santa Claus tale, will take the stage on Sunday, Dec. 12, at 1 and 3 p.m. at Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. Two more performances, part of the Quick Center's ArtsBound Schoolday Series, will take place on Monday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m. and noon.

The musical, which is suitable for children of all ages, takes the audience into the home of Clement Clark Moore, the New York educator and poet who wrote the timeless 1823 poem "A Visit From Saint Nicholas." It's December 24th and Moore is pressed for time, worrying about his ill daughter and the fact that he hasn't written the family's annual Christmas poem. With the holiday spirit in the air, the story takes a magical turn for the best and ends as a beautiful expression of a father's love and the mysteries of Christmas.

"'Twas the Night Before Christmas" is a creation of Richmond-based Theatre IV, which is both the nation's second largest theatre for young audiences and the Children's Theatre of Virginia. With a book, music and lyrics by Bruce Miller, the musical has been delighting audiences for 13 years.

Tickets to the Sunday performances are $12 for adults, $10 for children. The Monday performances are geared to school groups and study guides are available. Tickets to those performances are $7. For tickets, call the Quick Center box office at (203) 254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396. For more information, visit www.quickcenter.com.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on November 12, 2004

Vol. 37, No. 103