New musical True North to hold industrial reading in New York

True North: A Magical New Holiday Musical is to hold an industrial reading in New York.

With book, lyrics, and music by Holly Reed, music by Kelvin Reed, and directed by Richard H. Blake, this insightful new holiday musical tells the heartwarming story of a family who overcomes challenges to rediscover joy and an unwavering hope in the magic of Christmas.

In True North, a widowed father is deployed on a top-secret, military mission just weeks before Christmas, and his young son embarks on an unexpected quest to bring his dad—and Christmas— home. With a wish, a letter, and some unique seasonal help, the family discovers what just an ounce of belief can do.

The industry reading cast features Paolo Montalban, Kai Edgar, Salena Qureshi, Charlie Franklin, Amanda Jane Cooper, Major Attaway, Paige Faure, John Edwards, Cherry Torres and Mike Backes.

Creators Holly Reed and Kelvin Reed said: “Our goal with True North was to combine the joy and nostalgia of the holidays with a deeper story that will resound with audiences of all ages.

“In True North, each member of the Patterson family discovers a resourcefulness and resilience they didn’t know they had. They each learn that our gifts—and our challenges—are not meant to be borne alone. We’re stronger and more beautiful together than apart.”

Director Richard H. Blake added: “I feel very lucky to be a part of this show. Telling this story is so important because it shows how a real family, dealing with real struggles, can overcome hardships with love, understanding, inner strength, and a little holiday magic. I truly believe this timeless story will become a staple in the canon of great holiday musicals.”

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