“What a pleasant surprise — better than pleasant, really; downright awe-inspiring… hysterical… full of good cheer.” (New York Times) “Terrifically funny…smart, tuneful and completely winning holiday fare…The score glides from jazz to blues to light rock, but always in cabaret/showtune style….Audiences will want to see it for a perfectly swell night of holiday wit and warmth.” (Broadway World)
A musical revue of 25 all-original Christmas, Hanukkah and New Years songs that captures the warmth and humor of this unique, interfaith holiday season. The show offers a wide variety of material running the musical gamut, from show tunes to rock, blues and jazz. The songs, with lyrics by the ASCAP award-winning team of Laurence Holzman & Felicia Needleman, and music by seven different composers, range from funny, upbeat group numbers, highlighting the joys and anxieties of the holiday season, to beautiful, touching ballads about the meaning behind both holidays.
THAT TIME OF THE YEAR
An Original Christmas/Hanukkah Musical Revue
Concept & Lyrics by Laurence Holzman & Felicia Needleman Music by Sanford Marc Cohen, Nicholas Levin, Donald Oliver, Kyle Rosen, Brad Ross, Mark Wherry, Wendy Wilf
Additional Musical Arrangements by James Mironchik Orchestrations by Annie Pasqua Originally Directed & Choreographed by Annette Jolles Originally presented at the York Theatre Company Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording available on Jay Records