Credit: Damon R. Smith (Provided)
More than 10,000 people make the “Charleston Christmas Special” part of their holiday tradition each December, and this year will be no exception. Think you’ve already experienced the performance? Think again! Producers Brad and Jennifer Moranz have worked all year to create a brand-new holiday show.
Some of the most talented singers, dancers, and musicians from around the country will gather on stage at the Charleston Music Hall for 13 shows from December 8th to December 23rd. Tickets are on sale now at www.bradandjennifermoranz.com
or at the Charleston Music Hall Box Office. The show is family friendly, and the Thursday, December 20th show is Kids’ Free Night – purchase one full price adult ticket and get one kids’ ticket for free.
Performing in the “Charleston Christmas Special” for the first time is New York City baritone Matthew Billman, who will sing “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and Josh Groban’s version of “Angels We Have Heard on High.”
For the last two years, teenage performer Jenna Flaherty stunned audiences with her operatic performance of “Ave Maria.” Flaherty, who is now living in New York City, will return to showcase her powerful vocals with Sandi Patty’s rendition of “O Holy Night.”
Another young performer who will make her debut is Wando High School student Eliza Turner (16). She will perform on renditions of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” and “Be a Santa.”
Manny Houston, one of Charleston’s most talented singers and musicians, returns to perform “What Christmas Means to Me” and Wham’s “Last Christmas.”
Audience favorite Michael Minor also returns to sing and delight the crowd with a ventriloquist act to the tune of Ray Steven’s “Santa Claus is Watchin’ You.”
Tiffany Parker returns for her 16th year and will perform “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” and “Merry Christmas Baby” while also joining Matthew Billman for a rendition of “The Christmas Song.”
Also, part of this year’s cast is soprano Julie Bell, who has been headlining on international cruise ships, along with gospel singer Rodney Archie. They will join forces for a uet of “How Great Thou Art.”
Violinist James Anderson also joins the cast, accompanying Julie Bell on Celtic version of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.” This year’s musical director is local performer and pianist Demetrius Doctor.
And of course, no Moranz Entertainment show is complete without comedy sketches and dance numbers featuring Brad and Jennifer Moranz.
Tickets are $41 for adults; $38 for seniors (age 62 and up) and military; $22 for students 21 and under; $19 for children 12 and under. For groups of 15 or more, tickets are $35 each. Tickets are on sale at www.CharlestonMusicHall.com
or by calling 843-853-2252 (Box Office hours are noon to 6 pm, Monday to Thursday and 10 am to 6 pm on Friday).
You can also purchase a Dinner & Show Ticket for a night out on the town. This ticket is $70 per person and includes one adult ticket to the “Charleston Christmas Special” and a pre-fixe dinner menu at Vincent Chicco’s, located next door to the Charleston Music Hall. Dinner reservations required; call Vincent Chicco’s at 843-203-3002.