Aurora Theatre Stages A SWELL NOEL, Now thru 12/22
Aurora Theatre Company presents Bay Area cabaret star Craig Jessup in concert with A SWELL NOËL. Celebrating the season with masterful music-making, Jessup (last seen at the Aurora in Mae West's SEX) performs favorites from his wide-ranging career in cabaret and musical theater, along with classic holiday tunes, and original songs. The evening features selections by some of the world's greatest composers, including Noël Coward, Jacques Brel, Stephen Sondheim, the Gershwins, and Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart.
From romance to comedy, Jessup and pianist/music director Ken Muir make the season a little merrier with songs including "If Love Were All," "Our Love Is Here to Stay," "This Can't Be Love" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." A SWELL NOËL brightens the holidays with a memorable musical showcase that is sure to delight cabaret fans old and new.
A SWELL NOËL plays for six performances only in Aurora Theatre Company's intimate Second Stage cabaret performance space, Harry's UpStage, located in the Nell and Jules Dashow Wing.
The show runs today, December 17-21 at 7:30pm; December 22 at 5pm at the Aurora Theatre Company, 2081 Addison Street, Berkeley, Calif. For tickets (Subscribers $23; General $25; VIP reserved seating $32) and information, the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org.