"A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant – LIVE! – exceptionally directed by Sean Pollock is a miraculous marvel, indeed tongue-in-cheek satire with a child-like smirk, full of tremendous songs sung tremendously, humor uplifting, even with the laughing at ourselves inevitably harmonizes hope to still dance with brooms." -Marcello Rollando, Showtones.com
Unattended Baggage and the TV Writers Studio at LIU Brooklyn teamed up to produce an NBC Live! Style musical broadcast of the OBIE Award-winning cult classic A VERY MERRY UNAUTHORIZED CHILDREN'S SCIENTOLOGY PAGEANT - LIVE! an unforgettable celebration of Kyle Jarrow’s (based on a concept by Alex Timbers) brilliant reenvisioning of a traditional Christmas pageant featuring E-Meters, Xenu, and L. Ron Hubbard’s DIANETICS.
The musical was taped Off-Broadway at the 14th St Y for a live in-studio audience on November 5th, 2022.
You can stream the Theatrical Cut of VERY MERRY LIVE on IFT Network here.
You can stream the Director's Cut of VERY MERRY LIVE and read more about it here.
You can stream the live cast album of VERY MERRY LIVE on Soundcloud here.
"The music is catchy and the performances incredible" - Liann Herder, Outerstage Blog
"The children in this production were incredibly talented and professional. They all have bright careers ahead of them. Their singing voices were powerful and angelic." - Jen Bush, InDFilm Blog
Directed, Designed, Executive Produced, + Adapted for television by Sean Pollock
Associate Direction/Choreography by Sarah Rose
Musical Direction/Orchestrations by Richard Lowenburg
Assistant Musical Direction by Austin Birdy
Accompaniment provided by John Wysocki
Produced by Niara Sena, Angel Edme, & Melanie Alice Ward
Associate Produced by Paige Esterly
Stage Managed by Michelle Guiot
Assistant Stage Managed/COVID Compliance provided by Binh Phan
Cinematography by Saro Varjabedian
Editing by Phill Skokos
Assistant Choreography by Nuria Hunter
Maxim Swinton (Fleishman Is In Trouble)
Gloria Manning (Tina on Broadway, The Lion King, Evil on Paramount+)
Nick Vivar (Santiago of the Seas on Nickelodeon)
Neo Vela (Alma's Way on PBS)
Jadaya Bivins (Annie Live!)
Eric A. Walker Jr. (Tina on Broadway, Kinky Boots)
Molly K. Lyons (Chasing Rainbows)
Serena Parrish (New Amsterdam)