SNL's Ana Gasteyer Joins Seattle Men's Chorus in BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE, 11/30-12/22
Seattle Men's Chorus (SMC) is heading to south-of-the-border and other tropical locales this holiday season with Baby, It's Cold Outside. With their unique blend of song, dance and campy comedy, Seattle Men's Chorus has carved its niche as Seattle's OTHER holiday tradition. This year they will add some heat to traditional holiday tunes in eight sizzling Seattle concerts, plus two out-of-town concerts in Tacoma and Everett.
For the first two performances of their 33rd season opener, SMC welcomes stage and TV star Ana Gasteyer (Nov.30 & Dec. 1 only) as the guest artist.
Ana Gasteyer rose to fame during her six seasons on Saturday Night Live (1996 – 2002) portraying celebrities such as Martha Stewart, Celine Dion, and Hillary Rodham Clinton. But it may be her hilarious NPR skit, Delicious Dish with Molly Shannon, Alec Baldwin and those fantastic Schweddy Balls, for which she is most famous. After SNL, Ana Gasteyer went on to originate the role of Elphaba in the Chicago production of Wicked and later reprised that role on Broadway. She appeared in the films Mean Girls and The Women, as well as dozens of TV shows including Frasier, The Good Wife and Curb Your Enthusiasm. She currently has a recurring role as the wacky neighbor, Sheila Shay, on ABC's hit show, Suburgatory.
For this 2012 holiday concert, the men will pull out their warm-weather gear and entertain with songs that include fresh takes on "Una Navidad en Rio," "Warm December," and "Moonlight on the Sand," as well as holiday favorites, "Jingle Bell Rock," "I'll Be Home For Christmas," and "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm." Celebrated local drag chanteuse Arnaldo will join the men for the title song "Baby, It's Cold Outside" and the Chorus will, of course, take advantage of the Watjen Concert Organ to dazzle with breathtaking choral pieces like "Gloria" and "Silent Night."
This year, SMC is also proud to partner with Lifelong AIDS Alliance for a Holiday Food Drive during the Seattle concerts at Benaroya Hall. All non-perishable goods will be accepted and will be used in Lifelong AIDS Alliance's food program, Chicken Soup Brigade.
Tickets to Seattle performances are $27-$77. Tickets to the Everett performance are $22-$42. Both Seattle and Everett concert tickets are available at www.SeattleMensChorus.org or over the phone at (206) 388-1400. The Seattle area box office is open Monday through Friday Noon-7:00pm. Tacoma concert tickets are $42-$58 and available at www.tickets.broadwaycenter.org.
SEATTLE – Benaroya Hall: Friday, November 30, 8:00pm, with special Guest Ana Gasteyer
Saturday, December 1, 2:00pm, with special Guest Ana Gasteyer
Sunday, December 9, 7:30pm
Sunday, December 16, 7:30pm
Thursday, December 20, 7:30pm
Friday, December 21, 8:00pm
Saturday, December 22, 2:00pm
Saturday, December 22, 8:00pm
EVERETT – Civic Auditorium Saturday, December 15, 8:00pm
TACOMA – Pantages Theatre:* Thursday, December 13, 8:00pm
* Tickets are $42-$58 and available at: www.tickets.broadwaycenter.org
Founded in 1979, the internationally renowned Seattle Men's Chorus, along with Seattle Women's Chorus (founded in 2002), are the largest community choruses in America; and the largest gay choruses in the world. Flying House Productions, home of Seattle Men's Chorus and Seattle Women's Chorus, ranks third among the state's music organizations with over 300 members of SMC and over 250 members of SWC.