Chrysler Theatre Welcomes Christmas Reveals As soon as Once more!

Chrysler Theatre Welcomes Christmas Reveals As soon as Once more!


College students from St. Clair School’s Music Theatre Efficiency program will as soon as once more current their annual Christmas present, a seasonal favorite for a lot of Windsorites.

This yr’s present, entitled Season’s Greetings, is an unique present directed by Katherine Kaszas, with choreography by Kristyn Wiklanski and Melissa Williams. The present additionally encompasses a dwell, onstage orchestra which can be underneath the musical route of Mike Karloff.  This yr marks the sixteenth yr that the Music Theatre Efficiency Program has placed on a present, solely stopping as soon as in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The present will characteristic greater than 30 Music Theatre Efficiency college students. Nonetheless, the third-year college students have a particular function on this manufacturing – they’ve created the present and chosen the theme underneath the steerage of Kaszas.

“The scholars wanted to do a present that focuses on the music of the Forties,” stated Kaszas. “It’s a interval the place loads of well-liked Christmas music was written. We needed to have the ability to span several types of music. We’ve acquired ballads, blues, humorous numbers, and carols amongst others. The variation permits for lots of several types of dance and vocal alternatives for the performers.”

The present takes place in a nightclub within the postwar Forties, that includes greater than 20 songs and dances from that period. Every music showcases a unique model of dance, together with faucet, jazz, waltz, jive and tango. Choreographer Melissa Williams teases some particulars of the present.

Kaszas hopes that this yr’s present will resonate with at the moment’s audiences.

“The Forties is a nostalgic interval that individuals look again on,” stated Kaszas. “There was loads of hardship within the early years and after the powerful instances, individuals needed to get again to a state of normalcy. They needed to open their hearts and spirits which has similarities to what I believe we’re experiencing now popping out of the pandemic. Everybody simply desires to see issues return to regular. They simply wish to be glad.”

Performances run from December ninth to seventeenth on the Chrysler Theatre  with night performances at 7:30pm December ninth, tenth, fifteenth and sixteenth and a matinee efficiency at 2pm on December seventeenth.



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