Although this will only be accessible to librarians in the New York metro area, I wanted to share the news about the world premiere of SIMEON’S GIFT, a new, hour-long musical created by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton. The play will be performed at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, NY from November 23-25, 2007. Julie Andrews recorded the narration. Go to http://www.baystreet.org/0704/guests.asp for ticket details.
Simeon’s Gift is a magical tale about creativity, music and the power of giving. Adapted from the best-selling book by Julie Andrews Edwards and Emma Walton Hamilton, and illustrated by Gennady Spirin (HarperCollins, 2003). This is the first production by Bay Street’s Family Theatre Initiative and it is expected to go on tour in 2009.
It’s very exciting to see children’s books being developed for theater.