The Forgotten Carols stage performance tells the story of Connie Lou, a nurse whose empty life is changed when Uncle John, a new patient she is attending, recounts the story of Christ’s birth as told by little known characters in the nativity story. The accounts from the Innkeeper, the Shepherd and others help the nurse discover what the world has forgotten about Christmas, ultimately encouraging her to open her heart to the joy of this special season.
Each year there have been special additions, surprises and production values added to the show that have enhanced the spirit of the songs and the emotional impact of the story. In 2019, the story and songs were completely RE-IMAGINED on stage in ways that so resonated, not only with our audience members who come every year as part of their Christmas Holiday tradition, but also with people who were experiencing THE FORGOTTEN CAROLS for the first time.
If you’re wondering what will be special, unique and different about THE FORGOTTEN CAROLS this year…trust us when we say it will still be magical. We have Michael Young returning to play the role of Uncle John. And, for the first time, in 30 years, Michael McLean will not be acting on stage. And while it makes us very sad not to have McLean there, we are so grateful he has trusted us to carry on this beautiful legacy. Michael would say, “Every year something changes in the show but what hasn’t changed is the love I have for this tradition, this story, these songs, and sharing that love with you during this most important season. A season when we remember this - He who came to claim us for all eternity has not forgotten those who need His healing charity. And though the number’s greater than the sands upon the seas, He has not forgotten you, He’s not forgotten me.
About The Author
In the past 30 years, Michael McLean has sold more than 1.5 million copies of his more than 30 albums, 5 books and 2 videos. He is a songwriter, composer, author, performer, playwright, film producer and director. With a background in film, Michael began early in his career making commercials for radio and television, and later used his film experience to produce and direct several films, including Together Forever, The Prodigal Son, and Mr. Krueger's Christmas, starring film legend Jimmy Stewart.
He released his debut album, You're Not Alone, in 1983 and from there began a best-selling musical legacy. Since 1991 Michael has performed The Forgotten Carols for more than 1 million people across the country, and "The Carols" has become a beloved tradition for thousands of families who mark the beginning of their holiday season with this magical musical. Michael and his wife, Lynne, have 3 children and 5 grandchildren and live in Daniel, Utah.