Few musicals can claim a nearly 30-year consecutive run and performances for more than a million people. But Michael McLean’s The Forgotten Carols can claim just that—a testament to the show’s message and power. This year, however, McLean has surprises in store for his audiences. The classic beloved story of Nurse Connie Lou and Uncle John, and their amazing spiritual message surrounding Christ’s birth has been reimagined and is even more powerful than ever before.
What began as a simple idea for a collection of Christmas-themed songs written by McLean and has grown into a true phenomenon and Holiday tradition based around the “forgotten” characters in the Nativity. “The messages in The Forgotten Carols are needed now more than ever,” remarked McLean. “They are messages of hope, support, and love. Christ came to teach us how to love and support one another and in this time of divisiveness, I think we need Christ’s lessons now more than ever.”
While the core of The Forgotten Carols has remained the same over the years, the story and performances continue to evolve to bring new elements and surprises for audiences who have seen it multiple times. This season’s changes were inspired by McLean and his son’s work on the screenplay for a film version of The Forgotten Carols.
“I feel the changes we made to the story were divinely inspired,” McLean stated. “In its 28 years, I’ve never been this excited for people to see it. I know their hearts and spirits will be touched by the story like never before.”
The Forgotten Carols 2019 schedule includes performances in Arizona, Idaho, and Utah beginning on November 26 with a preview performance in Heber City, UT. The official tour launches on November 29 in Blackfoot, ID and concludes on December 23 in Orem, UT.
For a complete listing of dates and locations or to purchase tickets visit www.forgottencarols.com.