The Man Who Saved Christmas is a musical comedy loosely based on the true story of ‘Erector Set’ inventor A.C. Gilbert. In 1917, as the United States was embroiled in World War I, Washington D.C. lawmakers actually proposed a ban on toy sales for the holiday season. (!) Gilbert battled the bureaucrats, and emerged victorious. He became a hero to children everywhere, and was forever thereafter known as “The Man Who Saved Christmas.”
Composer-Lyricist Ron Lytle’s “New Old-Fashioned Musical” version of the tale has been lifting audiences to their feet on two continents for nearly a decade. Yet—despite rave reviews from critics, and countless requests from fans—this toe-tapping score has never been recorded. Until now!
Now, after years of “dreaming a dream,” 34 singers, along with a 14-piece orchestra (yes–LIVE musicians!) have gathered together to bring, The Man Who Saved Christmas to glorious life in an all-new Studio Cast Album.
And what a cast! Veterans of Broadway Productions, Broadway Road Companies, National and International Tours, the New York City Opera Company, and even the world of reality TV Show singing competitions have come together to record the 19-song score in sparkling High-Fidelity, Gluten-Free, Stereophonic Sound!
And it’ll be released just in time for the holidays!