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Holiday Celebrations

Holiday/Patriotic Celebrations

Festive Seasonal Holiday and Patriotic Holiday Celebrations

Holiday Presentations from New Year’s Day to the end of the year – there is a performance to celebrate each of the seasonal holidays, plus 1st person impersonations of American heroes to make that patriotic holiday special!


Seasonal Holidays


Dickens Christmas Carol

An Old-Fashioned Yuletide Celebration with Charles Dickens, Scrooge & “A Christmas Carol”!

A Yuletide Holiday Celebration with Charles Dickens, Scrooge and “A Christmas Carol”!  (1st Person historical impersonation in period costume)

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Home for The Holidays with André Rieu – The Agent of Holiday Happiness

Experience some old-fashioned yuletide cheer with the world-famous André Rieu at his own private castle in the heart of Europe!  Enjoy seasonal favorites in music, song, and dance, and learn more about the maestro and the man, and the magical world of music he so happily inhabits and successfully rules over as the ‘Modern Day Waltz King’!

Bing Crosby White Christmas


Bing CrosbyThe Voice of  “White Christmas”

A true classic, old-fashioned holiday program with Bing Crosby and friends.  Rediscover the delights of the holiday season with Irving Berlin’s song and dance-filled celebration of “White Christmas”.

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The Sound of Christmas with Julie Andrews & Friends

The stars shine especially bright in this truly entertaining holiday special program from Salzburg, Austria, with Julie Andrews,  joined by the voices and talents of Plácido Domingo, John Denver, and the world-famous Kings Singers.  The Sound of Christmas is a veritable visual and seasonal gem.

Three Tenors Christmas


The Three Tenors Christmas

Celebrate the holidays with Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras, and Placido Domingo – the Original Three Tenors

Handel’s Magnificent Musical Masterpiece ~ Messiah!


The Story of Handel’s Immortal Musical Masterpiece – “Messiah”

Handel’s “Messiah”has become one of musical history’s most famous and enduring compositions – a masterpiece of the highest caliber – containing one of the world’s best known choral excerpts, “The Hallelujah Chorus”.

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A Holiday Tribute to Tchaikovsky & His Timeless Nutcracker Ballet

A holiday tribute with the timeless Nutcracker Ballet

History of Christmas


A Happy & Light, Fireside-Bright History of Christmas in America

A History of Christmas in America

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André Rieu – New Year’s in Vienna!

What could be more magical than André Rieu and his world-famous orchestra performing before a live audience in beautiful Vienna – the birthplace of the waltz!  Learn more about the life and dreams of ‘Maestro André’ himself, while welcoming in the New Year with the beautiful melodies of Johann Strauss and others – all performed by André Rieu, ‘the modern-day Waltz King’, and his happy go lucky orchestra!

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Shakespeare in Love – A Celebration in Poetry, Prose, Music & Dance

“O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend / the brightest heaven of invention; / A kingdom for a stage, princes to act / and monarchs to behold the swelling scene.”  This program includes romantic excerpts from the plays and love sonnets of William Shakespeare, beautifully read and performed in Renaissance period costume with flourish and panache!

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Spirit of Romance


The Romantic Spirit in Poetry & Love

The Romantic poets rebelled against all that was conventional in their day.  They embraced the fanciful, the picturesque, the beautiful, and the passionate.  Thus one of the primary traits in Romantic poetry was its emphasis on an intensely emotional type of expression.  The Romantic poet was both artist and rebel – the bohemian, the rejected dreamer whose individualism in beliefs, manners, and dress never failed to shock the establishment. Beautifully read and performed in Regency period costume.

Lord Byron


A Valentine’s Day Encounter with Lord Byron – The Prince of Romantic Poets

The life story of this most famous of English romantics reads like a script from the latest Hollywood blockbuster, teeming with talent and sensuality.  The very term ‘Byronic’ has come to symbolize the brilliant, yet self-destructive artist as anti-hero.  Experience the beauty, power and passion of his poetry and prose as we travel from the courts of Regency England through the age of revolution, adventure, and romance.  Come feel the passion... (1st Person historical impersonation in period costume)

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 A Valentine’s Day in Paris with Maurice ChevalierThe Prince of Romance

Maurice Chevalier – the beloved boulevardier, the international Frenchman, the troubadour who remains the symbol of all that is romantic, carefree and debonair!  This is his story – born long ago between a kiss and a song…

Romance is in the Air with Fred Astaire & Ginger Rodgers


“A Fine Romance” with Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers

Celebrate love and romance with one of the most beloved of Hollywood couples, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, and experience again their sheer perfection as dancing partners!

Nelson Eddy & Jeanette MacDonald


America’s Singing Sweethearts – Nelson Eddy & Jeanette MacDonald

America’s Singing Sweethearts – Nelson Eddy & Jeanette MacDonald – A Love Story in Song

Andre Rieu Valentines


‘Cupid, Candy, Champagne & Roses’ – A Valentine’s Day Celebration with André Rieu

The spirit of romance returns as we celebrate an extra-special Valentine’s Day – filled with Cupid, candy, champagne, and roses.  So lift your glasses to love, the waltz, and the rose – and best of all, the music of André Rieu – the Agent of Valentine’s Day Happiness!

St. Patricks Day


Shillelaghs, Shamrocks & Leprechauns – The History of St. Patrick’s Day in Legend, Story & Song

Shamrocks, shillelaghs, green beer, parades and leprechauns – these are some of the many symbols that remind us of the rich history and traditions of St. Patrick’s Day.  Who was St. Patrick?  And what is this early spring holiday all about?  Hear the colorful stories, legends, and historical facts behind one of the year’s most magical holidays, all set to the music and poetry of the ‘Emerald Isle’.

Bing Crosby St.Patricks Day


Live from Dublin –  A St. Patrick’s Day Celebration with Bing Crosby and Friends

Travel back to Ireland in this song and dance-filled tribute to St. Patrick’s Day and all things Irish.  Bing Crosby, who enjoyed tremendous success with his many recordings of Irish melodies, is joined in the St. Patrick’s Day fun by a host of other singers, dancers, and musicians from the storied ‘Emerald Isle’!

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W. B. Yeats – Poet Bard of Ireland – A St. Patrick’s Day Salute in Poetry, Music & Prose

A salute to St. Patrick’s Day in poetry and prose with one of Ireland’s greatest poets who helped revive an interest in Ireland’s history, legend, and lore – W. B. Yeats

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An Easter Parade Extravaganza with Fred Astaire & Judy Garland

This Easter time, come on out and enjoy the season, as we join Fred Astaire and Judy Garland strolling down New York’s legendary Fifth Avenue to the timeless music of Irving Berlin’s “Easter Parade.”  To be sure, this Easter’s basket is guaranteed to be full to overflowing with storytelling, style, dash, and panache – and plenty of song and dance – we we welcome the arrival of Easter, spring, and seasonal romance!

Edgar Allan Poe


The Ghost of Edgar Allan Poe

The haunting poems and chilling stories of Edgar Allan Poe established him as the master of the macabre, and his detective fiction is credited with launching the genre. But behind his popularity and artistic success was a  personal life defined by a melancholy nature that made his own life as tragic as one of his strange tales. Dramatic readings of Poe’s work underscore his devastation due to the illness and loss of his wife Virginia, among other  struggles and losses of his life. (1st Person historical impersonation in period costume)


Robert Louis Stevenson and “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde”

Robert Louis Stevenson’s world-famous thriller explores the eternal battle between good and evil. Kindly, respected Dr. Henry Jekyll is convinced that all people have two personalities lurking within them.  Can Dr. Jekyll overcome Mr. Hyde? Or will he become Hyde’s next victim? (1st Person historical impersonation in period costume)

Phantom of the Opera


The Phantom of the Opera

Succumb to the subterranean charms of the Phantom and let your fantasies unwind to the Music of the Night!  (1st Person historical impersonation in period costume)

Dracula


“It’s in the Blood”– The Story of Bram Stoker’s Dracula

From the mountains of Transylvania to the shores of Victorian England and beyond, the gothic tale of Bram Stoker’s Dracula is seemingly as old as ancient folklore itself. Journey back in time to explore the blood-chilling world of Count Dracula, as we take a bite out of the tales of vampires and the legend of the living dead, to discover why “it’s all in the blood…”


Patriotic Holidays


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“Moonlight Serenade” – A Memorial Day Salute to Glenn Miller & His Orchestra

During WWII, it was said that ‘next to a letter from home, listening to the music of Glenn Miller and his Army Air Force Band, was the best morale booster an American GI could get.’  And indeed it was.  March along down memory lane for a music-filled and patriotic salute to Glenn Miller, the WWII-era, and America’s Greatest Generation. (presented in WWII-era uniform)

Frances Langford


Frances Langford – Sweetheart of the Fighting Fronts

Frances Langford, singer and entertainer during the big band era, serenaded thousands of servicemen on the fighting fronts with the Bob Hope tours.


“Yankee Doodle Dandy” – A Gala 4th of July Celebration!

The Stars & Stripes, Uncle Sam, the bald eagle, baseball, fireworks, picnics, and small town parades…these are all familiar symbols that make every patriotic American think of the Fourth of July and our nation’s exciting history.  Join the celebration and share in the story and symbols, music and dance of this uniquely American holiday and the freedom it symbolizes to ‘we the people’ and the world!

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John Philip Sousa


“Semper Fidelis” – The Story of John Philip Sousa & The United States Marine Band

John Philip Sousa was the symbol of an era of American exceptionalism,and was known as the man who did one particular thing better than any other – he was to the patriotic march what Johann Strauss, Jr. was to the waltz. He stood alone among the first composers to tour the world with his own musical organization and was destined to become the most famous bandmaster in musical history. His band, which many say has never been surpassed, was a living legend, and even today it lives on in the form of the United States Marine Corps Band  –  ‘The President’s Own’.

4th of July


The Life and Music and Irving Berlin – An American Patriot in Song & Dance

The Life and Music and Irving Berlin – An American Patriot in Song & Dance

Bob Hope Entertaining Troops


Bob Hope & Friends – Entertaining the Troops in WWII

A salute to America’s Greatest Generation with Bob Hope – Entertaining the Troops in WWII (presented in WWII-era uniform)

Andrews Sisters


“Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” – A Salute to WWII Swing & The Andrews Sisters

The Andrews Sisters are best remembered for entertaining the troops during WWII, exuding the enthusiasm and positive national spirit that drew Americans together during the war.

Teddy Roosevelt


“That’s Just Bully” – Teddy Roosevelt & The Great Adventure of Life

The extraordinary life and timeless wisdom of Teddy Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States, is presented in the 1st person in historical costume.  Experience his warm, outgoing and larger-than-life personality as well as his courage, sense of patriotic duty and dedication to his country as revealed in his own striking words, flamboyant gestures and unforgettable phrases.


Patrick Henry – “Give me Liberty or Give me Death”

The compelling and immortal words – “Give me Liberty or Give me Death” – embodied the patriotic and fighting spirit of Patrick Henry, America’s first Founding Father. (1st Person historical impersonation in period costume)

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On Parade – A Veterans Day Salute with Rudyard Kipling – The Soldier’s Poet

A Veterans Day Salute with the literary genius, Rudyard Kipling, who wrote some of the world’s best known and enduring works of prose and poetry, yet whose own life was full of great acclaim and deep tragedy. Kipling endured and overcame, and today is regarded as one of the literary giants of the 20th century and the unofficial poet of the United States Marine Corps!


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