CHRISTMAS IN SONG Comes to Quality Hill Playhouse

CHRISTMAS IN SONG Comes to Quality Hill Playhouse

Quality Hill Playhouse continues its annual tradition of presenting holiday music in a cabaret setting when CHRISTMAS IN SONG opens November 23. The production features the theatre company's signature blend of sacred and secular Christmas songs, including beloved carols ("Silent Night," "Go Tell It On The Mountain," "Joy to the World!"), classical favorites ("O Holy Night," "Ave Maria"), popular tunes ("White Christmas," Mel Torme's "The Christmas Song," Barry Manilow's "Because It's Christmas"), songs from treasured holiday television specials ("Christmas Time Is Here" from A Charlie Brown Christmas, "The Peace Carol" and "When The River Meets The Sea" from John Denver and The Muppets: A Christmas Together), and even a few hilarious surprises. Vocalists Lauren Bradshaw, Brad Dawdy, and Lindsey McKee, led by pianist/emcee J. Kent Barnhart, will lighten the hearts and souls of audiences with the wonder and joy of the season through some of its most beautiful music.

CHRISTMAS IN SONG runs through December 23 at Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 W. 10th Street, Kansas City, Mo. Single tickets are $41, with discounts for students, seniors, and groups. Pro-rate season tickets are $175 each for the five productions remaining through July 2019. For tickets, call 816-421-1700. Visit www.QualityHillPlayhouse.com for more information or to purchase tickets online.

Lauren Bradshaw appeared on the Playhouse stage for this first time earlier this year with IT'S DELOVELY. She is returning for her third show, having appeared also in last season's SINATRA'S SONGWRITER. Bradshaw cultivated her love of music in Kansas City as a student at UMKC and a performer in the choral ensembles Kansas City Singers and Kansas City Women's Chorus. Brad Dawdy is making his QHP debut with CHRISTMAS IN SONG. Dawdy is an IT professional by trade but has honed his musical craft over the last 12 years singing in barbershop quartets. In addition he sings with Central Standard, a men's chorus that recently completed a tour with performances in England and Sweden. Lindsey McKee has been associated with Quality Hill Playhouse for more than 20 years. Her first concert with J. Kent Barnhart was GREAT DUETS OF MUSICAL THEATRE, followed by numerous shows since then, most recently last season's IT'S DELOVELY with Ms. Bradshaw. Mrs. McKee was named one of six top sopranos in the 2017 American Prize in Voice award (professional division).

J. Kent Barnhart founded the producing company Quality Hill Productions in 1995 and secured the lease on Quality Hill Playhouse in the same year. The company regularly produces six cabaret revues and off-Broadway musicals each year, with a season running from September through July. The theatre has seven rows and seats 153, providing one of the most intimate theatre experiences in Kansas City.

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