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‘Santa’s First Magical Ride: The Musical’ Premieres Friday, Dec. 7

A local Author & Playwright have teamed up to create a new musical called “Santa’s First Magical Ride: The Musical” – a new tale about why Santa took that first magical ride and his life with the North Pole Elves – which premieres Friday, Dec. 7 and runs through Dec. 23.

This musical features original music, songs and lively dance numbers, and was written by Ricky Gene Powell and Paul S. Carr III. The new show is being performed at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in West Seattle during the three weekends just before Christmas.

All tickets are $15, and can be obtained through Brown Paper Tickets.

The musical is based on the book, “Santa’s First Magical Ride,” written by Paul S. Carr III and first published in December 2011. The book, written entirely in rhyme, tells the story of Santa’s birth and adoption by the North Pole Elves, his magical upbringing, and the story of his first magical sleigh ride. Ricky Gene Powell and Paul S. Carr III are both professional singers and musicians who combined Paul’s story with Ricky’s expertise as a playwright and director to create a charming new musical story with original bluegrass, celtic, and folk music that will make you want to dance along with the Elves. Bring cameras since children can visit with Santa afterwards and parents can take a free picture.

Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets by calling 1-800-838-3006 or online at www.brownpapertickets.com.

Interview arrangements and other information is available at www.yulestory.com, or by contacting Libby Carr, Executive Producer, at [email protected]; 206-938-8721.

We also welcome groups and organizations who want to enjoy this experience together and we will promote their attendance on Brown Paper Tickets. Call Libby Carr (206-938-8721) for more info on how your group can celebrate by attending this event together. As a special incentive, if someone arranges for a group of 9 to attend, the 10th ticket is free. Call Libby for assistance in making these arrangements.

Here are the details:

WHAT: The premiere of “Santa’s First Magical Ride: The Musical”

WHEN: Twelve performances on Dec 7-9; Dec 14-16; Dec 21-23 (2:00 PM Matinees on Sat & Sun & 7:00 PM Fri & Sat nights)

WHERE: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center Theatre (West Seattle), 4408 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106

WHO: Written by Paul Carr & Ricky Gene Powell, Director: Ricky Gene Powell; Executive Producer: Libby Carr

WHY: To present a fresh new Christmas musical that tells the story of where Santa came from as a young child and how he was raised by the North Pole Elves. Important questions like “How DO the reindeer fly?” (and much more), are finally answered. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit Ignite, a local organization encouraging young girls to go into the sciences, technology and engineering.

TICKETS: To purchase tickets, click here.

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