"THE FIRST NOEL MEANS TO TUG AT THE HEARTSTRINGS, AND IT DOES..."

The New York Times

"...QUITE POIGNANT AND COMPLICATED..."

Billboard

"...A STORY OF HEALING AND WELCOMING THE HOPEFUL MESSAGE OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON."

Theater Pizzazz

"...PARTICULARLY INNOVATIVE AND AFFECTING..."

Billboard

"...THE FIRST NOEL, A NEW MUSICAL WORTHY TO BECOME TRADITION."

Greensboro News & Record

“…INVENTIVELY STAGED AND HAUNTING…”

Billboard

"...THIS GOOD-LOOKING, HIGH-ENERGY SHOW IS PACKED WITH VOCAL TALENT AND PROPELLED BY A TERRIFIC FIVE-PIECE BAND."

The New York Times

“THE EMOTIONAL COMPLEXITIES OF THE STORY HELP MAKE THE COMIC MOMENTS…THAT MUCH MORE SATISFYING.”

Billboard

"THERE'S LOTS OF CLAPPING AND REJOICING, BUT THERE'S ALSO MUCH MORE.  THERE'S LOVE AND FAMILY AND COMMUNITY."

Theater Pizzazz

THE FIRST NOEL IS A DISTINCT HOLIDAY STORY THAT’S AS BELIEVABLY SPECIFIC AS IT IS EMOTIONALLY UNIVERSAL.”

Billboard

“FROM THE GORGEOUS RECURRING ORIGINAL ‘LIFE HAPPENS’ TO THE SPOT-ON COMMERCIAL JINGLES TO THE BAPTIST ECSTASY OF THE CLOSING NUMBER ‘O COME, O COME EMMANUEL,’ THE MUSIC IS A REFRESHING, FULFILLING ALTERNATE TO THE USUAL GLUT OF STANDARD FARE OR TOP 40 HOLIDAY POP.”

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THE FIRST NOEL CHRISTMAS MUSICAL OPENS AT THE APOLLO, BRINGING REFRESHING COMPLEXITY TO SEASONAL FARE."

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