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Gift of the Magi, The (Ekstrom) - Full Length Musical, Comedy

Gift of the Magi, The (Ekstrom)

Peter Ekstrom, O. Henry

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Full Length Musical, Comedy

1m, 1f

ISBN: DIG0000000102

Adaptation, Music, and Lyrics by Peter Ekstrom
Based on O. Henry's famous Christmas story

An adaptation of the classic O. Henry short story, told through music and lyrics, of the young couple in New York on Christmas Eve 1905, who loved each other so much that each sold his most prized possession to buy the other a Christmas present.

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Description

Full Length Musical

Comedy

Adaptations (Literature), Christmas/Holiday

40 minutes

Time Period - 1900-1910

Settings Of Play - Della and Jim's apartment in New York City, Christmas Eve.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Period Costumes

TAGS

Love, Marriage

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre

This tells the classic O. Henry short story, through music and lyrics, of the young couple in New York on Christmas Eve 1905, who loved each other so much that each sold his most prized possession to buy the other a Christmas present. Their special gifts bring a touching reaffirmation of their unselfish love. Published with The Last Leaf in An O. Henry Christmas. The vocal score is available separately.
Characters

CASTING

1m, 1f

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

DELLA - A young woman.
JIM - Her husband.
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SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Small/Combo

VOCAL DEMANDS

Easy

3 Piano/Vocal Scores

Flute
Harp
Cello
Song Samples

Overture

Tomorrow is Christmas

If We Had Money

Look at My Watch

What Can I Give Him?

Madame Sofron

Della Returns

Your Hair is Gone!

Jim and Della Open Their Gifts

Author(s)
Peter Ekstrom

Peter Ekstrom

PETER EKSTROM was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and grew up in nearby Painesville. He received a B.A. from Antioch College in 1973. Five years later he went down the Mississippi on a raft from St. Louis to New Orleans with the Otrabanda Troupe, stopping to do shows in 32 towns along the way. For Actors Theatre of Louisville he wrote the music and lyrics for Louisville Zoo, Matrimonium, Doctors and ... view full profile

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