Broadway's Kevin Csolak And Danette Holden To Host Shine On Holiday Cabaret
Sunday, November 25th at 7:00pm Broadway vets, Kevin Csolak, currently in Tina Fey's Mean Girls on Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre and Danette Holden who was last seen in New York City in the acclaimed Off Broadway production of Cagney at the Westside Theatre will host the return of Hunterdon's Stangl Stage Holiday Cabaret; Shine On! The annual 'home for the holidays' event will feature multigenerational homegrown Hunterdon County talent making their mark on the world stage on Broadway, in the music industry, in film, television and more
Fun and games may ensue as Holden has had success in a few Broadway shows, "...most recently with kids and dogs and my favorite was getting to boss the kids around as Miss Hannigan in Annie." The original fairy godmother and bluebird in Shrek on Broadway, she will share her versatility with jazz standards as guests enjoy the rustic ambiance of the Stangl Stage in Flemington, New Jersey with Bistro style food by The Blue Fish Grill and wines by Old York Vineyards.
Csolak with credits including Broadway; How The Grinch Stole Christmas, original Broadway cast, Off-Broadway; Cirque du Soliel's Wintuk, Burnt Part Boys, Stage; 2018 VMA's with Hayley Kiyoko, 2018 Super Bowl Halftime Show with Justin Timberlake and TV; The MICK, Boardwalk Empire, Blue Bloods, KC Undercover, Mysteries of Laura and more, will perform as well. Both Csolak and Holden have been featured on cast albums and are sure to impress.
Sharing their musical prowess performing Holiday Classics, Pop Hits and Original Music will be; Raquel Nobile a graduate of Manhattan School of Music who presently can be seen in Academy, Tony, and Golden Globe award-winning actor and director, Joel Grey's Yiddish Fiddler On The Roof. As the recipient of the 2018 National Theater Conference's "Emerging Professional" Award, Nobile will not disappoint. Deborah Heagen (Off-Off BroadwayHappy Hour at the 45th Street Theater, A Tribute to Jeanine Tesori - 54 Below, Tim Realbuto's Because I Can Parts 2 & 3 -Triad Theater); Alex Carr, a senior in Montclair State University's Musical Theatre program with Regional credits; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Spamalot; Hannah Bonnett, a Pace University Musical Theatre major who performed this past summer at Point Sebago which won her a nomination for the 2018 Broadway World Best Actress Award for her performance as Peter Pan, (54 Below, The Bitter End, The West End Lounge, and the Laurie Beechman Theatre); Justin Lopez (Feinstein's 54 Below for Shine/MSD Benefit, The Bitter End, March for Our Lives, IKEA, World Science Festival, Samsung); Hailey DeStefano (The Bitter End, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and introducing jazz and musical theatre singer, Bella DePaola.
Joining the headliners will be rock prodigy, 11-year old, Kjersti Long (The Stone Pony, The Apollo Theatre, The House of Blues-San Diego, The Bitter End) and pop singer, 10 year old, Lila Grace Pfefferle (International Peace Day for the UN in Times Square, Come Together Music Festival, 54 Below, The Bitter End, SNL).
Providing holiday classics and back up vocals will be the Hunterdon County Pro Kids On Tour Vocal Troupe; Alex Apgar, Ryan Apgar, Abby Bisson, Scarlett Borchin, Masen Chen, Samantha Chen, Kyleen Constant, Grace Corcoran, Delaney Dean, Emily Denis, Maddie Fonseca, Jillian French, Dani Gilbert, Mina Hyndman, Preksha Kalavar, Briana Kraucheunas, Audrey Kreitner, Kate Marinelli, Amelia Milza, Jaime Myers, Rachel Oddy, Jessica Schuchardt, Brynn Simonelli, Megan Simonelli, Autumn Spanner and Emily Young.
To be recognized this year will be Eric Sirota (Frankenstein, Day of Wrath, Your Name on My Lips), Cara London, Megan Gecik (Radio City Rockettes), Jake Diebert (Paul Taylor 2 Company), Cassidy Johnson (Boston Celtics Dancer), and other guests.
Red Carpet begins at 6:00pm, show time at 7:30pm. Photography by Brooklyn based, Pete D'Amato. Videography by Laurie O'Neal. For tickets and more info Click Here. This event is being produced by LBC Talent, NYC.