Original Holiday Musical To Stage in Pasadena

As the holiday season draws near, HRock has just announced the world premiere of O Little Town of Bloomington. Written and directed by Garland Hunt Jr., and under the musical direction of Jonathan Byram,O Little Town of Bloomington boasts nearly all original songs as we follow a ragtag crew of imperfect people telling the story of a perfect Savior’s birth through the hilarious and inspiring tale of a Christmas play gone merrily wrong. Live performances will be held at the historic 1,300-seat Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena on December 16 and 17, featuring a star-studded cast of Emmy-nominated and Stellar Award-nominated talent, as well as talent from the highlyacclaimed TV shows Glee, Pretty Little Liars and CW’s Star-Crossed.

O Little Town of Bloomington is a musical within a musical, depicting the relatable theme of redemption. Inspired by the New Testament scripture, “And he said unto me, my grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly, therefore, will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me,” O Little Town of Bloomington is a fresh story that is sure to become a classic, accompanied by soulful and uplifting music and lyrics. Prepare to be entertained, as everyone will find something relevant to their own personal lives in this family-friendly, heartfelt story.

“It’s an amazing experience to watch a simple idea transform into this unique expression that is crafted by so many gifted people. And of course, it’s always fun to work on an original piece,” said Garland Hunt, Jr.

“The holidays are a perfect time for this story because of so many who struggle with unmet expectations and lost dreams. For this reason, this is an important piece because it speaks to how broken people can find redemption through faith,” said Producer, Gabe Ahn.

Ambassador Auditorium, 131 S. St. John Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105. Tickets are $15-$35. Visit hrockchurch. com/bloomington or email KCMediaCo@gmail.com for more information.

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