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Thursday, December 18, 2014
Lake Dillon Theatre Company presents ‘The Holiday Follies’ cabaret
The Lake Dillon Theatre Company continues its 20th anniversary season and year-round cabaret series with its December concert “The Holiday Follies,” an evening celebrating the season with humor and heart.
“Festive, joyous and merry,” said actress Diane Huber of the holiday concert. “This show is a wonderful revue of holidays tunes through the decades. It’s a show that will get you in the holiday spirit and have you singing and dancing along in your seats.”
“The Holiday Follies” features Huber (“Big River,” “Pinocchio”), Brittany Jeffery (“The World Goes Round,” “My Way: The Music of Frank Sinatra”), Andrew Tebo (“The Sunshine Boys,” “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”), Nina Waters (“Sweet Charity,” “Big River”) and Ben Whitmore (“Ring of Fire,” “Scapin”). The theater’s producing artistic director Chris Alleman directs the production, with musical direction by Cameron Kinnear.
“We are so pleased to be such a vibrant part of Dillon and Summit County this holiday season,” said Whitmore, who also serves as the theater’s production manager. “In partnership with the Dillon Business Association, we have hosted several holiday-themed performances already this month, including puppet shows, magic shows and music performances. We are honored to be a hub of entertainment for our community during this time of year.”
“We wanted to close out the season with a final celebration of our American traditions and values. The Holiday Follies’ is our organization’s way to bid farewell to 2014 and also show our appreciation for our amazing community’s support and participation this season.” Chris Alleman producing artistic director Lake Dillon Theatre Company
A REVUE FOR EVERYONE
The Lake Dillon’s revue features a wide variety of music celebrating the holiday season, including well-known favorites. And audiences can expect to hear little-known and brand-new songs paying tribute to the season.
“‘The Holiday Follies’ is not just an evening of ‘White Christmas’ and ‘Silent Night,’” Alleman said. “This show features quite a few original holiday songs that will be new for our audiences. And several of the songs are not directly about the holidays at all, but encompass the ideas and feelings that the holidays inspire, like family, gratitude and even loss. There are some very funny songs and quite a few touching moments, as well.”
“The tunes are so catchy and moving,” Huber said. “This is going to be a really special event, and I get to perform it with some awesomely talented friends, as well.”
OUT THE YEAR
“The Holiday Follies” closes the company’s 2014 theater season by honoring the American experience.
“For me, the holidays mean family, tradition, celebration and compassion,” Huber said. “The holidays are a magical time when people can reflect on all they have and be grateful for the friends and family they get to spend this time with.”
“We wanted to close out the season with a final celebration of our American traditions and values,” Alleman said. “‘The Holiday Follies’ is our organization’s way to bid farewell to 2014 and also show our appreciation for our amazing community’s support and participation this season.”
“We are all excited to bring back ‘The Holiday Follies’ for our audiences this year,” Whitmore said. “It’s going to be a fun, surprising, audience-friendly night of entertainment for the entire community. Audiences are sure to love it.”