O. Henry’sThe Gift of the Magi andThe Last Leaf


Tracks 1–11: The Gift of the Magi

  • Overture / Opening Song
  • Tomorrow Is Christmas
  • Now I’ve Got You!
  • Jim and the Queen of Sheba
  • If We Had Money
  • Look at My Watch
  • What Can I Give Him?
  • I Shall Let My Hair Down / Madame Sofronie
  • Entre Scene / Della Returns
  • Your Hair Is Gone!
  • Jim and Della Open Their Gifts / By the Way / Finale

Tracks 12–22: The Last Leaf

  • Overture
  • What’s She Like?
  • Let’s Drink a Toast!
  • I Want to Paint the Bay of Naples
  • The Last Leaf
  • Tomorrow When You’re Feeling Well Again
  • Come In to My Humble Abode
  • I’m a Failure in Art
  • Listen to the Wind
  • How the Wind Howled
  • Finale

Featuring Emily Loesser, Don Stephenson, Theresa McCarthy and Bruce Adler

Here are two one-act musicals based on O. Henry’s classic short stories. A favorite of resident theater companies internationally, Peter Ekstrom’s beautiful chamber musicals have been presented in thousands of performances. The show was featured annually for almost 20 years at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, one of the most prestigious regional theaters in the country. The CD boasts a cast of Broadway regulars including Emily Loesser, Don Stephenson, Theresa McCarthy and Bruce Adler and includes a bonus: the complete text of The Gift of the Magi.

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