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St. John’s Conservatory Theater, now in its fourth season, has cast its all-original musical comedy “Kreepy Hollow.”

Based on Washington Irving’s classic short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” the production opens Thursday, Oct. 26, and will run through the weekend, to Sunday, Oct. 29, with matinees planned for Saturday and Sunday in the Ogdensburg Free Academy auditorium, 1100 State St.

“Kreepy Hollow” is a musical comedy featuring an original book, music and lyrics by award-winning playwright and composer Richard O’Donnell, under his “nom de plume” B.R. Kreep.

Mr. O’Donnell has penned over a dozen full-scale musicals produced here, Chicago and in New York City where he received three American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers awards for his off-Broadway musical comedy “One & One.”

“Kreepy Hollow” is reminiscent of Tim Burton’s Gothic ingenuity. The musical, set along the St. Lawrence River in the 1860s, concerns the area’s first appointed female teacher, Miss Ichaboda Krane, who takes over the ghostly schoolroom built on top of a sacred Iroquois burial ground. Her Halloween celebration turns into a chilling affair.

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