SOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: Susan Egan Sings Ahrens & Flaherty's 'Christmas Cliches' From A VERY BROADWAY CHRISTMAS
Today we are kicking off with the first of two world exclusive song premieres from the brand new holiday music collection A VERY BROADWAY CHRISTMAS - an absolutely ideal gift for the theatrical enthusiast on your seasonal shopping list - with original BEAUTY & THE BEAST star Susan Egan's hilarious and endearing take on a particularly theatrical holiday tune, coming from the pens of RAGTIME composer/lyricist team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty - "Christmas Cliches".
For more information on A VERY BROADWAY CHRISTMAS, visit the official ChanningArts site here.
Proceeds from the album support the Dr. Carol Channing-Harry Kullijian Foundation For The Arts. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this CD will go directly to support schools in Union Beach, New Jersey who lost all of their musical instruments after Hurricane Sandy and have been forced to cancel their music classes and programs indefinitely.
Here is the complete track list for A VERY BROADWAY CHRISTMAS:
1. If I Had One Wish - Stephanie J. Block
2. That's When You Know It's Christmas - Eric Kunze
3. Christmas Clichés - Susan Egan
4. Thankful - Matthew Morrison
5. Christmas Through A Child's Eyes - Cathy Rigby
6. The Night Before Christmas - Rich Little And His Voices
7. Christmas In Three Quarter Time - Krysta Rodriguez
8. Oh Holy Night - Terron Brooks and Kamilah Marshall
9. Christmas In The Air - Carol Channing's American Glee Club
10. Christmas Eve - Kamilah Marshall
11. It's Christmas Again - Carol Channing's American Glee Club with Anneliese VanDerPol
12. Christmas Through A Child's Eyes - Stephanie J. Block
13. Let It Snow - Eric Kunze
ABOUT THE CHANNING-KULLIJIAN FOUNDATION:
The Dr. Carol Channing and Harry Kullijian Foundation For The Arts is dedicated to restoring the arts to our nation's public schools in an effort to provide a complete and adequate education that includes a comprehensive, quality arts education as part of the core curriculum to every child in America.
The Foundation's primary goals are to raise awareness, on a national level, of the vital need for the arts in our schools while building a grass-roots coalition of parents, teachers, communities, community leaders and celebrated individuals who will advocate for, and insist upon, restoring the arts to our children's core curriculum, and to raise monies to support bringing the arts back to our nation's schools including, in some cases, funding the salaries of arts teachers in communities with the greatest need. National research provides overwhelming evidence that children who participate in the arts perform better academically, are less likely to drop out of school and the arts are key to developing creativity, communication, self-esteem and tolerance and respect for the differences in others. To quote Carol Channing and Harry Kullijian - "We are not trying to save the Arts, we are using the Arts to save our children."
COST OF CD:
A VERY BROADWAY CHRISTMAS is available for a $15.00 tax deductible donation to The Dr. Carol Channing-Harry Kullijian Foundation For The Arts, via the Foundation website. $5.00 from the purchase of every CD will go toward purchasing instruments for the schools in Union Beach, NJ who lost their music programs due to Hurricane Sandy.
So, stoke the fire, pour the eggnog, light the tree and settle in for the ideal way to take a moment and enjoy the copious amount of Christmas cheer that abounds for the Broadway babies among us. Enjoy "Christmas Cliches"! "Endlessly lovely," indeed!
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From This Author Pat Cerasaro