NOVEMBER 19 - DECEMBER 7, 2019
ABOUT THE SHOW
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
2019 THEATRE ROW PRODUCTION - (Photo credit: Brian E. Long)
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)
2017 INDIEWORKS/GALLERY PLAYERS STAGED READING - (Photo credit: Brian E. Long)
CAST PHOTOS & BIOGRAPHIES
CREATIVE TEAM Photos & BIOGRAPHIES