- Last Updated on 08:31 AM 12/12/12
- BY Special to The Gazette
The night visitors in “Amahl and the Night Visitors” are the three kings, Kaspar, Melchoir and Baltazar. These are the three kings that travel from the east seeking the child, the Christ child.
As they journey following the star, they seek out shelter from the cold snowy night and a place to sleep. They are led to the small house of a widow and her crippled son, Amahl. What happens during their stay is transformative to all concerned.
Andre Williamson sings the bass role of Baltazar. Williamson recently moved to South Boston from Buffalo New York to pastor Ebenezer CME Church in South Boston. He is also the new choral director for the Halifax County High School.
Williamson's classically trained rich bass voice adds a great musical quality to the show.
No strangers to The Prizery stage are Richard Grendahl and Christopher Baker. Grendahl sings the role of Kaspar, the parrot touting, half-deaf king. He appeared in last Christmas' "A Christmas Carol" as the spirit of Christmas present. Grendahl's son appears as a dancer in the show.
Returning from Summer Theatre is Christopher Baker. Baker is a classically trained bass and sings the role of Melchoir. This makes the third production of Amahl that he has performed in.
"Amahl and the Night Visitors" opened Thursday night and runs through Sunday, on Dec. 14 at 7:30 and Dec. 15 and 16 at 3. Call The Prizery box-office for tickets 434-572-8339 or purchase online at www.prizery.com