Big news came from the Clint Black camp today when the Grammy award-winning artist shared that his holiday album, Looking for Christmas, has been adapted into a stage musical.
According to a press release from Black’s team, the show will take over the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, California from November 13 to December. The official opening date is November 20. The original play was written about a staff sergeant who has just returned home from deployment in Afghanistan. The family of the soldier is attempting to find normalcy in life again, and during the transitional time, his youngest daughter searches for the true meaning of Christmas. It is in the eyes and mind of a child that the sergeant is able to make peace with his time at war.
Black stated in the press release:
I’m so excited to announce that I’m bringing my album “Looking For Christmas” to life this holiday season in Musical form. As a huge fan of Christmastime, I’m always thinking of our military families and what they face during the holidays. I’m especially happy to highlight their story with “Looking For Christmas.”
While most of the songs from the show were inspired from Black’s already released Looking for Christmas album, the country legend penned additional music specifically for the event. Further, the play itself was created by Black, along with James D. Sasser, and directed by Kent Nicholson.
Clint Black entered the country music scene in 1989, along with several other iconic artists. His debut album, Killin’ Time, which celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary in 2014, garnered five consecutive No. 1 hits and achieved triple platinum certification by the RIAA. In all, Black has reached the top of the chart twenty-two times, having co-written each one of those hits, as well as many others that have charted.
Over his career, Black has sold over twenty million albums and has countless award wins and nominations.