Amber Riley, Jordin Sparks, Ledisi, Anthony Evans, And Kevin McHale In THAT'S WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS TO ME
On Monday, December 10, Amber Riley celebrates the holiday season with "That's What Christmas Means to Me." This one-night only concert will feature Riley along with a six-piece band performing classic holiday tunes including This Christmas, O Holy Night, All I Want For Christmas Is You, and many more. Joining Riley is a star-studded lineup of incredible vocalists including Grammy nominees Jordin Sparks and Ledisi, gospel singer Anthony Evans, and former Glee co-star Kevin McHale. Additionally, the concert will include a toy drive to benefit A PLACE CALLED HOME, as attendees are each encouraged to bring an offering for the underserved youth the charity assists.
Actress and singer Amber Riley is best known for her role as 'Mercedes Jones' in the Golden Globe Award-winning musical comedy, "Glee." She can currently be seen on the big screen in Tyler Perry's Nobody's Fool, opposite Tiffany Haddish, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick, and Whoopi Goldberg. Riley recently wrapped a year-long run in her West End debut of the revival production of Dreamgirls in the iconic role of Effie White. The production marked the UK premiere of the award-winning production. Riley won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance. In 2013, she won season 17 of ABC's hit competition series "Dancing with the Stars" alongside her partner Derek Hough. Additional recent television appearances include a starring role in the UPtv original movie, "My One Christmas Wish" and a starring role alongside Queen Latifah, Mary J Blige and newcomer Shanice Williams as Addaperle, the Good Witch of the North, in NBC's live production of "The Wiz." Riley's numerous theatre credits include Alice in Wonderland, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Into the Woods and Mystery on the Docks with the Los Angeles Opera. In November 2012, she made her New York stage debut to rave reviews in New York City Center's Duke Ellington's Cotton Club Parade.
The concert is produced by the team behind Los Angeles' beloved "For The Record" series as part of programming titled, "For The Record Presents." These concert presentations highlight artists who have inspired For The Record's unique brand and have been involved with the show's development over the years. These artists are curated from a vibrant tapestry of independent artists who make up the city of Angels. To date, these concerts have featured artists including Shoshana Bean, Ty Taylor, Cynthia Erivo, Matthew Morrison, Audra Mae, and Brenna Whitaker.
Doors open at 6:30pm and the concert begins at 7:30pm on Monday, December 10th. The Fonda Theater is located in Hollywood at 6126 Hollywood Blvd. Tickets available HERE. VIP packages also available that include an artist meet and greet following the show