Giant Hoax
Kit Goldstein Grant Music Theatre

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Based on the true (?!) story of New York's famous Cardiff Giant
Book, Music & Lyrics by Kit Goldstein Grant

Step right up and enter a world of wonder! Emily, a bright young girl with an active imagination, has run away from home only to find herself in the employ of a shady showman, William "Stub" Newell, the owner of a petrified, prehistoric giant. But when P.T. Barnum threatens Stub's business with a giant of his own, Emily has to sort through what is fact, what is fiction, and what's all just a part of her imagination.
Bill Palmer and the Cardiff Giant
Bill Palmer as the Cardiff Giant (with statue of the Giant)
Photo by Shawn Bilodeau

Selected Songs

Production History

The Giant Hoax was presented by the Classic Theater Guild to sold-out audiences at Proctors Theater in Schenectady, NY in November 2010. Directed by Criss Macaione-Bilodeau, with musical direction by Rebecca Benjamin.

In 2009, The Giant Hoax was first presented as a staged reading at the Classic Theater Guild's 6th Annual New Play Festival at Proctors Theater's Education Center.

In Summer 2017 The Giant Hoax was presented in a developmental reading at The Playground Experiment in New York, NY, as part of their First Reads series

In Fall 2017 The Giant Hoax was selected as part of the The Gallery Player's Overtures series in Brooklyn, NY.
Giant Hoax

David Michael Benjamin Jr. as William "Stub" Newell
Photo by Shawn Bilodeau

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