NOVEMBER 19 - DECEMBER 7, 2019

ABOUT THE SHOW

TICKET PRICES

$75 Premium Seating

$55 Regular Orchestra

$40 Rear Orchestra

LOCATION INFORMATION

Theatre Row

410 West 42nd Street

New York, NY 10036

BY SUBWAY:

  • Take the 1/2/3/N/Q/R/W trains to Time Square-42nd Street

  • Take the A/C/E trains to 42nd Street-Port Authority Bus Terminal

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row is Handicap Accessible.

DURATION

Approximately 90 Minutes

No Intermission

AUDIENCE

Recommended for ages 6 and up.

CAST, CREATIVE, PRODUCTION CREDITS

CAST (in alphabetical order)

P.T. Barnum.....................PAUL AGUIRRE*

Ensemble............................MARY ALBERT

John/Newsboy...........HENRY FIN BERRY

Reverend Turk.................GREG CARTER*

Beth.........................................SARAH CHIU

Dr. Martin....YVETTE MONIQUE CLARK*

Ensemble...............JIANZI COLÓN-SOTO

The Giant.........................DANIEL MOSER*

Emily's Mother...........ROBYNE PARRISH*

Carl Franz Otto..............KEVIN RIDDAGH

Emily......................................STACI STOUT

Dr. Boynton/Judge.........BEN TOSTADO*

"Stub" Newell...........FOREST VANDYKE*

CREATIVE

Book, Music, 

& Lyrics by.........KIT GOLDSTEIN GRANT

Director.........CHRISTOPHER MICHAELS

Choreographer................MOLLY MODEL

Music Director/Arranger......JONATHON LYNCH

Scenic Design.......THERON WINEINGER

Costume Design..........TYLER CARLTON

WILLIAMS

Lighting Design.............CONOR MARTIN

MULLIGAN

Puppet Design................NOEL WILLIAMS

Prop Design...MICHAEL HENRY GRANT

Orchestrator......................MARK BRYMER

Music Assistant...................GABY MANKS

General Management..............VISCERAL

ENTERTAINMENT

Casting...........HELENE GALEK CASTING

Casting Director..............HELENE GALEK

Casting Assts.......MASIEL HERNANDEZ,

                         DONNA LEE MICHAELS,

      TIM OSGOOD, TRISTAN J. SHULER

Asst. Choreographer.......KATIE HARDIN

Production Stage Mgr...........KATHERINE

BOLYNN*

Production Manager......DREW FRANCIS

Press Representative...........OFF OFF PR

Press Agent.......................PAUL SIEBOLD

Advertising/Marketing..............VISCERAL

ENTERTAINMENT

Social Media...................KEVIN RIDDAGH

Graphic Design.................CHRISTOPHER

MICHAELS

Production

Photographer...................BRIAN E. LONG

Executive Producers

MICHAEL CHASE GOSSELIN,

TIM SULKA

Producers........JUDITH MANOCHERIAN,

TOM GAVIN

CHRISTOPHER MICHAELS

JEREMY TERRY

Associate Producer.....LIZ ARMSTRONG

(*) Denotes members of Actors Equity Association

The Giant Hoax is an Equity-Approved Showcase.

KICKSTARTER CONTRIBUTORS

THE GIANT HOAX was funded in part through Kickstarter.com and we couldn't have done it without the generosity and support from those listed below! 

Jenna Urgero, Alina Gatrell, Shannon Connelly, Barbara Bellman, Kimberly Vaughn, Luke Edward Powers, Mohamad Hesham, Tim Osgood, Chris DiMauro, Fernando de Messentier Silva & Erica Ribeiro, Adam Gregory,

Mitchell Sparks, Dee and Bob Mulford,

Rodrigo Canaan & Bruna Oliveria,  Ahmed Khalifa, Brian Long, Tom Gavin,

Matt SanGiovanni, and Liz Armstrong

Step back in time with us 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.

Kit Goldstein Grant’s new musical, based on the true story of New York's famed Cardiff Giant, features a catchy score packed with wonderfully whimsical music and clever lyrics making for a fun, family musical that bursts with excitement – and even a bit of history – as a cast of colorful characters takes you on a journey to the past by way of a young girl’s imagination.

"Kit Goldstein Grant's musicals have been lauded for not writing down to children, instead being kid-friendly shows that are fun for adults!"   –BroadwayWorld

PHOTO GALLERY

2019 THEATRE ROW PRODUCTION - (Photo credit: Brian E. Long)

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WHAT DID THE CRITICS SAY?

"Memorably staged... Outstanding... Superb... Stunning... An incredible combination of American chutzpah and American gullibility." - BroadwayWorld

"The Giant Hoax will empower current and future generations of children." - Theatre Review NYC

"This show is destined for Broadway... Every family should see this performance." - The Front Row Center

"The expert hands of director Christopher Michaels and choreographer Molly Model are clearly at work in all aspects of this production, bringing a touching story with affable songs and clever lyrics to life with a cast of first-rate actors, a fine ensemble, and inventive and humorous choreography." - TheatreScene.net
 

"Beautifully orchestrated and realized, the music is first-rate, the lyrics extraordinarily clever. Director Christopher Michaels and Musical Director Jonathon Lynch have done a fine job turning Ms. Grant’s excellent musical into a mainstage production. She is obviously a rising talent. I don’t doubt we’ll be hearing more from her very soon." - Hi Drama!

"The Giant Hoax is the first main stage production for IndieWorks Theatre Company and I look forward to seeing more of what they produce!" - Time Square Chronicles

BEHIND THE SCENES 2019 - (Photo credit: Brian E. Long)

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2017 INDIEWORKS/GALLERY PLAYERS STAGED READING - (Photo credit: Brian E. Long)

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CAST PHOTOS & BIOGRAPHIES

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CREATIVE TEAM Photos & BIOGRAPHIES

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