The holiday concert features Paul Williams’ songs from the musical Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas performed by the original cast. The evening is directed by Christopher Gattelli and produced by Timothy Allen McDonald with music direction by Larry Presgrove.
Produced in association with The Jim Henson Company, Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas (the musical) is based on the book Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas by Russell and Lillian Hoban and the all-muppet HBO special of the same name produced and directed by the late Jim Henson. The score features Williams’ songs from the television feature as well as new pieces written for the theatrical adaptation. Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas received its world-premiere at Goodspeed Opera House in 2008- marking the first time Goodspeed had created a show specifically for the holiday season- and performed for two seasons to sold-out audiences.
Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas features music and lyrics by Paul Williams and a book by Timothy Allen McDonald and Christopher Gattelli. As Christmas approaches in the world of Frogtown Hollow, Emmet Otter and his Ma can only dream of buying each other gifts. So when a Christmas Eve talent contest is announced, both secretly enter, hoping to win the prize money. In a heartwarming twist on “The Gift of the Magi,” Emmet and Ma risk all they have and end up with the greatest grand prize of all.