Some of Chicago's most talented musical actors will come together for one night only to sing a magical mix of holiday favorites and Broadway hits on one of the most breathtaking stages in all of Chicagoland, the Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora.
Kick off the holiday season with Happy Holidays Broadway Style...A Musical Revue, hosted by Paramount Artistic Director and multi-Jeff Award winner Jim Corti, on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre (23 E. Galena Blvd.) in Aurora. Tickets are $25. For tickets and information, go to www.ParamountAurora.com, call the Paramount Theatre box office at 630-896-6666, or visit the Paramount box office on Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and two hours prior to evening performances.
Joining Corti at the top of the bill is music director Doug Peck, winner of five Jeff Awards (Porgy and Bess, Caroline, or Change, Carousel, Fiorello!, Man of La Mancha) and music director of Paramount's smash hit Hair last spring. Together, Corti and Peck have selected a fun, festive, and eclectic song list including traditional and contemporary holiday tunes, as well as jazz, pop, rock, and Broadway classics.
Performing everyone's favorite songs of the season is a veritable holiday pageant of Chicago's most popular musical actors, including cast members from Paramount's Broadway series this year and last: Skyler Adams (Claude in Hair and Danny Zuko in Grease); Adrian Aguilar (Berger in Hair and Kenickie in Grease); Brian Bohr (Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat); Lara Filip (the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat); Caroline Heffernan (Annie in Annie); Rob Lindley (Jeff Award-winning actor in Writers' Theatre's Oh Coward!, currently appearing in James Joyce's The Dead at Court Theatre); Donica Lynn (Dionne in Hair); Emily Rohm (ensemble member in Hair, Belle in Chicago Shakespeare's recent production of Beauty and the Beast, currently playing Grace Farrell in Paramount's Annie and returning in January as Marian Paroo in The Music Man); Christine Sherrill (Miss Hannigan in Annie and Nora Desmond in Drury Lane's upcoming Sunset Boulevard); and Foiled Again, featuring the After-Dark Award-winning cabaret trio Rob Lindley with Allison Bazarko and Anne Sheridan Smith.
In addition to Happy Holidays...Broadway Style, there's much more to see at the Paramount for the holidays, including Annie from November 21 through December 30, The Second City Dysfunctional Holiday Revue from December 13 through December 23, and Under the Streetlamp on December 31.
For information about any of these shows, visit www.ParamountAurora.com.