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Jim Ansart wrote, directed and produced the 1966 World Premiere of "The Death of Mary Walker" in his parent's basement in North Massapequa, New York. Other basement credits include "The Death of Mr. Tibbetts," "Nassau Avenue Follies," "The Fatties" and "The Fatties are Back Again," which won best production as the sole entry in an award ceremony that occurred entirely in his mind. An actor, director and producer on Boston Area stages for the past 30 years, Jim has performed with SpeakEasy Stage Company, The New Repertory Theatre, The Publick Theatre, and The Boston Opera House. Director/producer credits include regional productions of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," "Auntie Mame," "Chicago," and the "Some Like It Hot" benefit series at Boston's Lyric Stage Company. "The Paisley Sisters' Christmas Special" is Jim's first and favorite book musical.
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Paisley Sisters Christmas Special, The
Start with White Christmas, mix in a mid-'60s Judy Garland television Christmas special, add a dash of Silkwood, and you have The Paisley Sisters' Christmas Special! It's 1964, and America's Songbirds, The Paisley Sisters, are airing a brand-new color-television holiday extravaganza with hopes of landing themselves back in the Top 40. The result is a hilarious send-up of early television holiday specials full of backstage drama, questionable corporate sponsors, secret telephone calls, assumed identities, and general mayhem. This hip alternative to standard holiday fare has been charming sell-out crowds across the USA and Canada, and your theater can be next! Appeared in the 2006 New York Musical Theatre Festival.
Music by Bret Silverman, Lyrics by Joel Benjamin, James Ansart and Bret Silverman; Book by Joel Benjamin, James Ansart, Bret Silverman and Steve Silverman
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Holiday Musical Comedy 105 min
Male: - Female: 4 Other: 1 (off stage voice)
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