Resurrecting the Headless Horseman After a Pandemic


Headless Horseman - Noah Chartrand, Dancers: Jeremy Ward and Shea Coughlin, Ichabod Crane - Devon Turchan In the hood is: Michael Lynn Jenkins | Photo credit: Giancarlo Osaben

With the lingering fall breeze bringing October to New York, what better time than to tell the tale of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman. Victory Theatrical along with Be Bold! Productions, Michael Sgouros, Brenda Bell and the Player’s Theatre enchant us after a long hiatus just in time for Halloween with Sleepy Hollow: A Musical Thriller. The tale of the Hessian trooper beheaded by a cannonball in battle and brought back from the dead is engrained in all of our minds and exploding onto the stage on MacDougal Street.

And there could be no better theme than resurrection for the Player’s Theatre, as it has been a long pandemic for everyone. So much talent and creativity has been repressed by a global lockdown that al