Book by John O'Hara
Words & Music by Cathy Block
1M, 5F, 1 Either, Ensemble
Five Candles takes you on a musical journey to Grandma's house that proves to be inspiring and wondrous. Grandma, who is part eccentric and part magical, entertains her 5 grandchildren for Christmas, and reminds all of them what love, and the spirit of the holiday can do, all while helping her oldest grandson find the light in his heart again. Grandma's house is a place where books come to life, and anything is possible.
SHAKE THE HAND OF A FOOL: THE STORY OF JESSE JAMES SIMS*
2M, 2F, Ensemble/Band
Artie is a ‘musicologist’ who is stunned when the real life Jesse James Sims appears to him in his dreams. Jesse was a real life singer in the Philadelphia area who struggled for many years with the ups and downs of his career and he is a ‘guiding light’ for Artie in the modern world. The real songs of Jesse James Sims make up the score including his hit ‘The Name of the Game’.
Two acts - 90 minutes