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Free Concert UNDER THE MISTLETOE Set for Lincoln Center Today

Need a little music? Need a little laughter? Need a little singing, ringing through the rafter? Then take that road before you and come see high stepping showgirls at this toe-tapping celebration of mistletoe and holiday madness.

Sit back and enjoy the happy feeling nothing in the world can buy as Santa (like you've never seen him before) and his helpers sing songs of the season at this magical show presented by the producer of The PhilHallmonics. There will be two shows today, December 20 at 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm at the Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center (entrance at W. 65th St. & Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY). Admission is free with general seating. It is strongly advised to be in line one hour prior to performance time.

Under The Mistletoe is presented by The Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts and directed by conductor and composer Phil Hall and Broadway choreographer Sharon Halley.

Whether you've been naughty or nice, you'll leave feeling like you've been kissed Under The Mistletoe by the beautiful Phil Hall arrangements of such songs as: "Merry Christmas Darling", "Winter World of Love", "It's The Holiday Season", "I Remember It Well", "The Night They Invented Champagne", "When Somebody Loved Me" (from Toy Story), "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve," as well as many more spirited holiday songs.

The cast is comprised of professional Broadway, cabaret and classical singers and dancers. Under The Mistletoe will feature Karen Arlington, Lynette Baiocco, Mandy Brown, John DiBartolo, Lenore Fuerstman, Linda Sue Moshier, Conor McGee, Tara Palsha, Bruce Rebold, Elizabeth Saunders and Becca Yuré.

"Under The Mistletoe is sure to make you smile, make you laugh and fill you with warm and toasty holiday feelings. You'll also hear some inspired singing and see some fine dancing. "Who doesn't love seeing the Can-Can performed," said special events producer, Karen Berg, CEO of CommCore Strategies.

Phil Hall (Musical Director / Vocal Arranger) On Broadway, he conducted "Play Me A Country Song" and was associate conductor for the Broadway revival of "Mame," which starred Angela Lansbury. He conducted the third national tour of "Cats." He musically directed Side By Side By Sondheim at Michigan Opera Theatre with Nancy Dussault and Ron Raines. He conducted The Wizard Of Oz which starred Phyllis Diller as the Wicked Witch at St. Louis's MUNY. Hall conducted the premiere of "The Prince Of Central Park," which starred Nanette Fabray. Other musical directing credits include "Some Enchanted Evening" at Kennedy Center. He appeared on stage in Paper Mill's 1989 spring production of Show Boat, which aired on PBS' Great Performances series, playing the role of Jake who accompanies Julie for the song "Bill." Hall appeared in the Mira Sorvino-produced film, Lisa Picard Is Famous as a vocal coach/pianist. He composed the score for "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", which was produced at Paper Mill Playhouse (1998). Santa Barbara Civic Light Opera, Kansas City Starlight Theatre and North Shore Music Theatre. He vocally arranged "Sophisticated Ellington," a concert of Duke Ellington's music, which was presented at Carnegie Hall by Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra in March of 1999. Hall's first play with music, "Matthew Passion," was produced at the American Theatre of Actors' Chernuchin Theatre in New York City, during the Easter season, 2007.

Sharon Halley, (Director / Choreographer) began her career at the world-renowned St. Louis MUNY as a dancer. Turning to choreography, she staged the original New York production of "Jerry's Girls" and the national tour with Carol Channing, Leslie Uggams and Andrea McArdle. Other New York credits include "The New Moon," "The Desert Song," "The Merry Widow" (all at New York City Opera) and "Elizabeth and Essex," starring Estelle Parsons. She choreographed the national tour of "Carousel" (with Rex Smith) and has staged numerous productions at some of the country's finest theatres, including Paper Mill Playhouse, Light Opera Theatre of Sacramento, Kansas City Starlight, Theatre Under the Stars, Fifth Avenue Theatre, McCarter Theatre, and the Walnut Street Theater. Also, Halley staged the world premiere of the Rick Hawkins' "Musical Lunch". PBS filmed her productions of "Show Boat," "The Merry Widow" and "The New Moon" for Great Performances.

Karen Berg, (Producer) is a special events specialist, an international motivational speaker, and an award winning, best selling author. Her latest book,Your Self-Sabotage Survival Guide, will be released by Career Press January, 2015.


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