THE FIRST CHRISTMAS
The heartwarming musical back by popular demand!
Back by popular demand, Liken’s The First Christmas returns for a third season. Starring Daniel Beck as the Angel Gabriel, this unique stage version of the movie musical that originated right here in Utah Valley has spread throughout the world to become a favorite of families everywhere. With all the beloved songs from the film, along with brand new music and dancing created especially for this production, each year brings a new spin on the modern-day family who retells it. This year, when the Miller family arrives at Grandma and Grandpa’s house for Christmas Eve, they are distraught to discover that the internet is down, forcing an electronics-free Christmas and a rare opportunity to “disconnect to reconnect.” Warm your own heart through the interweaving journeys of Mary & Joseph, Elisabeth & Zacharias, Gabriel & his Amazing Heavenly Host Choir, a group of shepherds led by Omar & Sharif, and a quartet of wise men – Melchior, Caspar, Balthazar and…Bob. Make the true story of Christmas become your treasured family tradition. Directed by Jan Shelton Hunsaker. Music direction by Kathryn Little. Co-produced by SCERA and Liken (Ken Agle & Dennis Agle).