YPW: Gift of the Magi
Approximate running time: 2 hours
400 Jefferson Street
Hackettstown NJ 07840
Music & Lyris by: Randy Courts; Lyrics by: Mark St. Germain A heart-warming, captivating musical treat, The Gifts of the Magi is easy to stage, warmed by sentiment and humor, filled with lilting songs, and certain to please audiences of all ages. It is Christmas in New York, but for two young lovers, Jim and Della, the prospects are bleak, as both are out of work and penniless. But as those familiar with the famous O. Henry story are aware, their dilemma is solved when both part with their most precious possessions (she her beautiful long hair, he his heirloom pocket watch) in order to buy presents for each other thereby creating, at least for a magical moment, an aura of warmth and giving in the cold, impersonal winter city.