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Holiday in Heaven, a Musical by Demetria Daniels

April 30, 2022

NEW YORK – Holiday in Heaven, a musical by Demetria Daniels, rounded off its performances at the Theater for the New City on April 24. Robert Leibowitz directed the show while music was played by Stephen Cornine, composer and music director of productions including, Godspell and Into the Woods, as well as many Shakespeare plays.

The romantic fantasy takes place in the year 3000 AD where the audience was taken on a musical journey leading up to a harp competition taking place in heaven! In the epicenter of the storyline was Mary, a young girl whose life on Earth was rather miserable, until two angels invited her to a holiday in heaven after suffering in a car accident.

Mary’s story developed into a fairytale as she fell in love with Alexander the Great in heaven. The musical featured tap dancers which added a positive and rather interesting feel to the storyline tapping to the lead song ‘Holiday in Heaven.’

The combination of singing and dancing as well as physical comedy was engaging throughout, adding a cheerful note to the performance. The love story between Mary and Alexander the Great conveyed love in its purest form as the two remained in heaven and got married.

Demetria Daniels’ next play is ADA, about the first female programmer in1850.

Holiday in Heaven, a new musical by Demetria Daniels, with music by Stephen Cornine, and directed by Robert Leibowitz. Photo by Stephanie Makri

 

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