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Saving Christmas Island; The Musical

Arts and Culture 23 Dec, 2021 Follow News

Saving Christmas Island; The Musical

Broadway came to Cayman this Christmas and lit the Harquail stage with beautiful backdrops, musical numbers, lots of local talent showing their acting chops and Snow, Snow Snow! Our future is bright as leaders of tomorrow took off their professional hats to show that Saving Christmas Island was a piece a cake; well after all of the storms and spells and that sort of stuff anyway! After wishing for snow and a white Christmas, Moana got her wish and then some, to eventually appreciating all that she had on her little island and realising that the grass is literally not always greener on the other side.

Writing, producing and starring in her original Broadway musical production, actress, model and former Miss Cayman Islands Universe, Caitlin Tyson proved that she is a force to be reckoned with. With her band of millennial friends, some recognizable faces, all poised for their place in society, and a little help from the Bayanian choir from Christ the Redeemer Church, and a few baby boomers to even things out, Saving Christmas Island was a treat this holiday season and just what we all needed to bring us some Christmas Cheer after the tough year we have all had.

Bringing your favorite characters like Aladdin, Jasmin, Rapunzel, Belle, Beast, Mrs Potts and more, Broadway was alive and well this holiday season at the Harquail Theatre. If you can't get to Broadway, you bring it you, was proven this past weekend as Santa and Buddy narrated the group of friends through the riveting scenes to eventually enlist the Grinch, the unlikeliest of all, to help them to save Christmas. The musical was directed by Catherine Tyson, with the genius of sound and effects done by Sean Ebanks and an incredible set, it was a project that Caitlin is proud to have accomplished. "In the height of the pandemic I kept thinking about how much I did not appreciate all that I had before it hit and decided to write something paying homage to just being happy wherever you are and blooming where you are planted, knowing that things could change in the blink of an eye", said the classically trained actress from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, who is happy to be from this little island and depicting a way to save it from doom and gloom is what this musical was all about. An encore performance is planned for Saturday January 8, 2022 and tickets can be found on Rumrunners.ky.

Finding a way to get through this difficult time is what is needed most this season and with all the favorite Christmas songs and lots of laughs, it was just what the doctor ordered for holiday fun. With what unfolded onstage, it certainly looks like our future is bright and in very good hands Cayman!


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