Events Calendar

Current Weather

Manatee Road Watch


I Promise Ad Corn Hole Classic

The Bradenton Times Polls

Poll Question: Do you think that governments should be able to ban or tax paper and plastic bags in grocery stores as a way to offset the high costs of additional landfill space and incentivize shoppers to bring their own reusable ones?

 yes  no More polls »

Sean Tampa Bay yacht Management

Home
Change Text Size: Larger  Smaller

News Section: Arts and Entertainment



Special Holiday Concert Coming to Asolo

Published Monday, December 2, 2013

BRADENTON – Do you have a hard time getting in the spirit of Christmas without any snow? Jack Frost doesn't nip at many Florida noses, but the Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota has just what the doctor ordered to get you in the holiday mood. Andrea McArdle and guests will be featured in a feast of holiday music that is sure to get you feeling festive. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, will run Saturday, December 21 and Sunday, December 22 (7:30 p.m. both nights) at the Historic Asolo Theater.

clientuploads/Theatre/McArdel_240.jpg
Andrea McArdle

Joined by pianist Steve Marzullo, baritone Todd Donovan, singer Maria Wirries, pianist Alan Corey, dancers from the Carreno Dance Festival and Le Voci di Venezia Singers (on Saturday only), Broadway legend Andrea McArdle celebrates the season with a lively mix of holiday songs, including “We Need a Little Christmas,” “Step Into Christmas,” Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” and “Silent Night.”

 

An ensemble from the Gloria Musicae Singers will join the performance on Sunday.

"Andrea first captured the hearts of theater-goers in 1977 when she originated the title role in the mega-musical, Annie,” says John Fischer, executive director of Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota. “She hasn’t stopped delighting audiences since. We’re thrilled that she will partner with a host of our region’s greatest musicians, singers and dancers for a fast-paced holiday musical celebration that warmly captures the spirit of the season.”

McArdle has appeared in numerous Broadway and cabaret productions, including Les Misérables, Beauty and the Beast, Meet Me in St. Louis, Starlight Express,  Jerry's Girls , The Wizard of Oz, They're Playing Our Song, and Irving Berlin's memorable, Annie Get Your Gun.

 

Stephen Holden, in a 2007 New York Times article, wrote of McArdle: “Three decades after ‘Annie,’ her defining quality is still a childlike cry embedded in a voice that carries to the rafters.”

Tickets are $25 to $45 and can be purchased online at www.artistseriesconcerts.org or by calling the Historic Asolo Theater’s box office at 941-360-7399. For more information about this show or the Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota’s 2013-2014 season, visit www.artistseriesconcerts.org.

Join the conversation post Facebook comments here or on our site at the bottom of article.

 

  In Addition to Facebook Comments You Can Also Post Comments Below



Non-Facebook Comments:

Click here to add a Non-Facebook comment to this page




 Sign up for our free news subscription - a great way to stay informed!



News World Round UpSports Roundup

Manatee Rural Health Certificate
 


Obituaries

Name Date
James Sexton April 17, 2014
Francis O'Connor April 4, 2014
Duane Silver April, 2014
Norma Semrinec April 15, 2014
Lee Jackson April, 2014
Virginia Goodhew April 11, 2014
Dorothy Hackett April 9, 2014
Margaret Nelson April 9, 2014
Robert McNally April 2, 2014
All Obituaries






Copyright © 2009 - 2014 | The Bradenton Times | More than just an Online Newspaper | http://www.thebradentontimes.com/
405 26 Avenue Bradenton, FL 34205
Phone: 941-896-7857 - Privacy Policy - RSS Feed
Template provided by Free CSS Templates