It’s a musical about a despondent nurse, an old man who claims to be almost 2,000 years old and an assemblage of Christmas characters who don’t typically get much face time in the retelling of the nativity story.
The Forgotten Carols will return to Anderson University’s Henderson Auditorium at 7 p.m. December 14, much to the delight of those who raved about it last year and to those who will see it for the first time.
Created by Christian writer Michael McLean, the musical is a holiday tradition for families across the country that’s performed by Hollywood and Broadway actors led by Emmy Award winner Michael Young. All proceeds from the performance will benefit Anderson Interfaith Ministries, a local Christian nonprofit organization partnering with individuals and churches of various faiths to assist the needy.
Tickets for the show are on sale at $25 but can be purchased for $18 before December 2. To purchase tickets, call the AU box office at (864) 231-2080 or visit www.theostheatricals.com or the Lifeway Christian Store on Clemson Boulevard in Anderson, South Carolina.
The Forgotten Carols musical is a way for many in the Anderson community to support the work of AIM. Anderson University is contributing members of the Anderson University Concert Choir to accompany The Forgotten Carols cast.
Young says that during the Southeast U.S. tour in 2011, a couple of communities decided to use the musical as a fundraising opportunity for a charitable organization. It was so successful that since that time, Young and his troupe have encouraged every city they perform in to do the same.
“Not only are you going to see something that feeds the soul, but in many cases it’s feeding people,” Young says.