FPAC to Host 'TIS THE SEASON Holiday Concert

Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) presents 'Tis the Season!, an upbeat, jazzy extravaganza featuring members of the Kenny Hadley Big Band, with contemporary arrangements of favorite holiday classics in musical styles ranging from R&B, Motown and gospel to pop, jazz and Broadway. Performances are Saturday, December 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 20 at 2 p.m. at the Franklin High School auditorium, 218 Oak Street. First staged by FPAC in 1995, 'Tis the Season! returns with a large cast of area performers to entertain audiences with great merriment, fanfare and fun. Musical arrangements include Andy Williams' "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" and "Happy Holiday," Quincy Jones' sensational version of the "Hallelujah Chorus," songs from several popular television holiday specials, and many surprises.

The show spotlights over 100 singers and dancers. Featured cast members include Aaron Frongillo, Ali Funkhouser, Jocelyn Jones, Grace Olah, Nick Paone, Lauren Szczepanowski, Daniel Vaccarezza, Angelina Willey, Katie Wylie of Franklin; Sam Evans and Colie Vancura of Medfield; Alan Mercer of Medway; Katie Gray of Milford; Kylee Rollins of North Attleboro; and Jenna McDermott of Wrentham.

'Tis the Season! is staged and directed by Raye Lynn Mercer, with music direction by Hallie Wetzell and script by Nick Paone. Choreographers are Mercer, Casey Harkness Andrade and Kellie Stamp. Musical arrangers are Mark Poniatowski, John Allmark, Jeff Perry and Walter Platt.

Founded in 1991, the nonprofit FPAC supports educational arts experiences, quality entertainment and outstanding performance opportunities for professional artists, community performers and students of the arts. With a focus on youth development and a commitment to live music, FPAC celebrates its 25th anniversary this season. Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation is FPAC's Premier Sponsor. Big Y and Waters Corporation are FPAC 2015 Holiday Sponsors. For tickets and more information, visit www.THEBLACKBOXonline.com or www.FPAConline.com or call (508) 528-3370.

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