The world premiere production of A Hanukkah Carol, or GELT TRIP! The Musical, originally scheduled to run December 6-31, will no longer be a part of the 2023-2024 Season. It will be replaced in the current season by Conor McPherson’s The Seafarer.
As the development process of A Hanukkah Carol has proceeded, it has become clear that, given the cost of the production, the current performance schedule does not meet the needs of this world premiere musical. We regret that we are unable to deliver the production this winter, and we are working with the authors in the hopes of rescheduling it for a longer run in the 2024-2025 Season.
Music by Aaron Kenny
Lyrics by Rob Berliner
Book by Harrison Bryan and Rob Berliner
Original Concept by Harrison Bryan
Directed and choreographed by Marlo Hunter
Canceled for the 2023-2024 Season | World Premiere
Misanthropic millennial influencer Chava Kanipshin’s internet followers are turning into haters. Desperate to regain her popularity, Chava shuns anything and anyone she sees as an obstacle, including her family, friends, and holiday traditions. But on the first night of Hanukkah, Chava is visited by the ghost of deceased social media star Mimi Marley and other spirits who warn her to change her ways—or be cursed forever. The spirits lead Chava on a madcap journey through Hanukkahs past, present, and future to help her reconnect with her spirit of generosity, her Jewish identity, and an appreciation of her real-life supporters. Conceived by Harrison Bryan (last seen at Round House in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), A Hanukkah Carol is a heartfelt, hilarious riff on a holiday classic that celebrates making the world a kinder place.