Exploring San Diego


Clint Black's Christmas musical debuts at The Old Globe in San Diego

Posted at 3:23 PM, Dec 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-04 18:23:03-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Country legend Clint Black is moving beyond Nashville stardom with his first-ever musical, now playing at San Diego’s Old Globe Theater.

‘Looking for Christmas’ is about Staff Sergeant Mike Randolf, who returns from deployment to Afghanistan to be with his family for the holiday.

"Mike Randolf is making it home just in time for Christmas but he's not really quite home. And through his daughter and her excitement over Christmas, understanding how it works, and then ultimately why it works and why we do it is one of the things that propels Mike forward,” Black told 10News.

Clint Black created the idea from his 1995 holiday album and wrote the musical with playwright James Sasser.

"It was a real odyssey for me to try to find the true meaning of Christmas and it's what we're trying very hard to get across in the play."

Randolf struggles to find the joy of the season with the help of his family.

"For me, the true meaning behind Christmas as I discovered it through writing the album was really the message to look around to others and what they need. It's fun to give people the things they want, but it's important to give people the things they need."

‘Looking for Christmas’ runs through Dec. 31 at The Old Globe. For more information, click here.