Don’t Miss “Santa’s First Magical Ride: The Musical”

We received this press release from Libby Carr and had to share it with you!

PREMIERES IN SEATTLE  Dec 7 –  23,  2012
Local Author & Playwright team up to create new Christmas musical
Seattle, WA, November 24, 2012:    “Santa’s First Magical Ride: The Musical” is a new tale about why Santa took that first magical ride and his life with the North Pole Elves.   It features original music, songs and lively dance numbers, and was written by Ricky Gene Powell and Paul S. Carr III. The new musical is being performed at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in Seattle the three weekends just before Christmas.  All tickets are $15, and can be obtained through Brown Paper Tickets (

The musical is based on the book, “Santa’s First Magical Ride,” written by Paul S. Carr III and first published in December 2011.  The book, written entirely in rhyme, tells the story of Santa’s birth and adoption by the North Pole Elves, his magical upbringing, and the story of his first magical sleigh ride.  Ricky Gene Powell and Paul S. Carr III are both professional singers and musicians who combined Paul’s story with Ricky’s expertise as a playwright and director to create a charming new musical story with original bluegrass, celtic, and folk music that will make you want to dance along with the Elves.  Bring cameras since children can visit with Santa afterwards and parents can take a free picture.

Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets by calling 1-800-838-3006 or at  Interview arrangements and other information is available at, or by contacting Libby Carr, Executive Producer,  at; 206-938-8721.  We also welcome groups and organizations who want to enjoy this experience together and we will promote their attendance on Brown Paper Tickets. Call Libby Carr (206-938-8721) for more info on how your group can celebrate by attending this event together.   

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What:    The premiere of “Santa’s First Magical Ride:  The Musical”
When:    Twelve performances on Dec 7-9; Dec 14-16; Dec 21-23
(2:00 PM Matinees on Sat & Sun & 7:00 PM Fri & Sat nights)
  Where:   Youngstown Cultural Arts Center Theatre (West Seattle)
                          4408 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA  98106
  Who: Written by Paul Carr & Ricky Gene Powell, Director: Ricky Gene Powell; Executive Producer: Libby Carr
Why:  To present a fresh new Christmas musical that tells the story of where Santa came from as a young child and how he was raised by the North Pole Elves.  Important questions like “How DO the reindeer fly?” (and much more), are finally answered.  A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit Ignite, a local organization encouraging young girls to go into the sciences, technology and engineering.


  1. Rhonda:
    Thanks so much for getting the word out about this being the Opening Weekend for this long awaited play. Ever since Paul wrote the book about 11 years ago, I’ve “seen” it as a play. So this has been a long time coming for us. We know people will be charmed by the story and the great Bluegrass, Celtic, folk music and great clog dancing.
    BTW, we are doing some super special ticket pricing if people go this weekend only, because we want to absolutely Pack The House. Call me for details – Libby at 206-938-8721. thanks. lc

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