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THE GIANT HOAX

THE GIANT HOAX

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Kit Goldstein Grant

Based on the true (?!) story of New York's famed Cardiff Giant

Full Length Musical, Family Musical, Appropriate for all ages

Large Cast: 10m, 4f, Ensemble (Doubling possible)

Running Time: 90 Minutes

Step right up and enter a world of wonder! Emily, a bright young girl with an active imagination, has run away from home only to find herself in the employ of a shady showman, William "Stub" Newell, the owner of a petrified, prehistoric giant. But when P.T. Barnum threatens Stub's business with a giant of his own, Emily has to sort through what is fact, what is fiction, and what's all just a part of her imagination.

ABOUT THE SHOW

Artwork by Christopher Michaels

PRODUCTION HISTORY

James Stafford as The Cardiff Giant in the 2017 Staged Reading at The Gallery Players in Brooklyn, NY.

UPCOMING PRODUCTION:
In Fall 2019 The Giant Hoax will be having its NYC premiere at Theatre Row.  IndieWorks Theatre Company in association with Visceral Entertainment, Judith Manocherian, Tom Gavin, Christopher Michaels, will be bringing The Giant Hoax to 42nd Street from November 19 - December 7, 2019.  For more information on this production, visit:  https://www.indieworkstheatre.com/the-giant-hoax

PREVIOUS PRODUCTIONS:

In Fall 2017 The Giant Hoax was selected as part of the The Gallery Player's Overtures series in Brooklyn, NY. Directed by Christopher Michaels with musical direction by Nissa Kahle.

In Summer 2017 The Giant Hoax was presented in a developmental reading at The Playground Experiment in New York, NY, as part of their First Reads series.

The Giant Hoax was presented by the Classic Theater Guild to sold-out audiences at Proctors Theater in Schenectady, NY in November 2010. Directed by Criss Macaione-Bilodeau, with musical direction by Rebecca Benjamin.

 

In 2009, The Giant Hoax was first presented as a staged reading at the Classic Theater Guild's 6th Annual New Play Festival at Proctors Theater's Education Center.

SELECTED SONGS

Bill Palmer as The Cardiff Giant, posed next to the original Cardiff Giant statue in Cooperstown, NY.

PHOTOS FROM NOTABLE PRODUCTIONS

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For more information, a sample script or demo CD, contact NewClassicMusicals@gmail.com