It’s THAT TIME OF THE YEAR…From NY to TX!

That_Time_of_the_Year_logo sm for webTRW’s THAT TIME OF THE YEAR, a musical revue of 25 all-original Christmas, Hanukkah and New Years songs, returns to New York City at the York Theatre. Coinciding with the release of the Original Cast Recording, the show is set for a December 18th-20th run.  Comprised of all-original holiday tunes by 7 different composers, the show has lyrics by Laurence Holzman and Felicia Needleman. The show originally played the York in 2006.

The production features a sparkling cast of some of New York’s hottest talent, including Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada and Bridget Beirne.  Grisetti (Broadway Bound, Enter Laughing), Harada (Avenue Q, 9 to 5) and Beirne (Lizzie Borden) headline the company with Kerri Jill Garbis and Thom Christopher Warren (The Lion King).  Beirne and Garbis are veterans of the 2007 cast of That Time of the Year.

A scene from the 2006 York Theatre Company production of THAT TIME OF THE YEAR (Photo by Carol Rosegg)

A scene from the 2006 York Theatre Company production of THAT TIME OF THE YEAR (Photo by Carol Rosegg)

The York Theatre Company at The Theatre At Saint Peter’s 619 Lexington Ave, is in the heart of New York and in the heart’s of New York theatre-goers. Celebrating their 40th season, the York’s diverse programming includes their Mainstage Series, The Musicals in Mufti Series, and The Developmental Reading Series.  The Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre is presented by the York each year during its spring gala. Past recipients include Betty Comden and Adolph Green, John Kander and Fred Ebb, Jerry Herman, Tony Walton, Arthur Laurents, Sir Cameron Mackintosh, Terrence McNally, David Merrick, Harold Prince, Stephen Schwartz, Stephen Sondheim, and Charles Strouse.

Cast of the 2006 York Theatre Company production of THAT TIME OF THE YEAR (photo by Carol Rosegg)
Nick Verina, Bridget Beirne,  Jonathan Rayson, Erin Maguire, and Kerri Jill Garbis in That Time of the Year
(© Carol Rosegg)

1, 497 miles to the west of the New York production of THAT TIME OF THE YEAR is the Round Rock, Texas version at the Sam Bass Community Theatre. The  production runs 11/27-12/19.

The Sam Bass Community Theatre (SBCT) has been offering quality live theater to the Round Rock/Georgetown/Austin area for over twenty five years. SBCT is a non-profit organization, run completely by volunteers. They present 6 to 7 productions annually including four mainstage productions and several Youth Guild spotlight productions.

The Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre is presented by the York each year during its spring gala. Past recipients include Betty Comden and Adolph Green, John Kander and Fred Ebb, Jerry Herman, Tony Walton, Arthur Laurents, Sir Cameron Mackintosh, Terrence McNally, David Merrick, Harold Prince, Stephen Schwartz, Stephen Sondheim, and Charles Strouse.