Grammy award-winner Paul Anthony will be one of the featured guest artists in this year’s production.
BY JOYCE NANETTE JOHNSON, Staff Writer
ST. PETERSBURG —The Mahaffey Theater will come alive Dec. 23 when the lights come up on the musical “The Family Blessing.” The production, which has become a show-stopping holiday tradition, will showcase local, young dancers, musical acts and fabulous costumes while telling a story of hope and love for family and the community.
This year, however, playwright, director and producer Jai Hinson has served up a twist on the magical story line.
“The Family Blessing” was originally written for the lead character, a young boy, being exposed to homelessness where even sleep could not give him reprieve from his harsh reality. His dreams then took him to mythical lands in search of assistance.