3535 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013
Kids | Family
The Ensemble Theatre presents Djembe and the Forest of Christmas Forgotten. A Musical World Premiere! Book, Original Music and Lyrics, by Carlton Leake. Directed and Choreographed by Patdro Harris. Previews: Nov. 9, 10, 13. Opening Night: Nov. 14, 2013. Runs: Nov. 14 – Dec. 22, 2013.This epic new musical fairytale takes us to the imaginative and colorful kingdom of Abahu where it is time for the Royal Christmas Festival (a three hundred year old tradition).Every year the Call of Christmas is followed by the playing of Djembe (African drum) in the festival square where everyone has gathered. The djembe signifies balance and harmony between man and nature. Trouble ensues when a curse by the king’s twin sister and keeper of the mistletoe has befallen the kingdom. The curse brings chaos and struggle to the kingdom and leaves the drum lost in the forest of Christmas forgotten.Fourteen years later, the king’s daughter, Princess Binah and her friend, Nika head out on a journey to find the drum, save the kingdom, and restore the true Spirit of Christmas.