A Rubicon Family Christmas Concert
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, and the big jolly man himself reunite with the spectacular Rubicon Family Christmas cast for a joyous celebration.
When: Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, 2 p.m.
Where: Ventura College Theatre, 4700 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura
Cost: $20 - $45
Age limit: Not available
Categories: Performance art
The stellar cast includes Joan Almedilla, Teri Bibb, Dina Bennett, Trey Ellett, Anthony Manough and Brian Sutherland who have starred on Broadway in such shows as Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King, Jesus Christ Superstar, Miss Saigon, 1776 and Rent, among others. They are joined by an ensemble of talented young artists from the region: Daniel Brackett, Cassidy Craig, and Sarah Mehrnia from Ventura; Madeline Gambon from Camarillo; and Jessie Graham and Gus Graham from Santa Paula. This year’s concert will also have a few new surprises, including a 60 member children’s choir under the direction of concert pianist Miriam Arichea. Glorious renditions of holiday carols and contemporary songs-of-the-season will be performed in styles including classical, pop, jazz and gospel. The result is an hour and a half of the best-performed holiday music you’re likely to hear all season. Anyone in search of an instant dose of Christmas spirit need look no further than A Rubicon Family Christmas Concert, the best and brightest live “Holiday Special” in town.
Reviewer Rita Moran of the Ventura County Star described A Rubicon Family Christmas as “A tuneful stocking stuffer…a holiday revue packed with musical cheer.” She noted, “There’s something for everyone in A Rubicon Family Christmas, including a message of hope and a longing for peace that may soothe a lot of souls for the holiday season.” In praise of the individual artists, Moran remarked on “Brian Sutherland’s warm baritone in such treasures as ‘Oh, Holy Night!’ after first proving he can rock like The King in a swiveling Elvis echo”…Teri Bibb’s “crystalline voice to a moving ‘Ave Maria’” and “charismatic” Anthony Manough’s “creative riffs” and “wide-ranging voice."
Tickets are $45 for adults, $35 for Rubicon subscribers, and $20 for children 12 and under. They are available through the Rubicon Box Office or online at www.rubicontheatre.org.
Event posted Nov. 29, 2012
Last updated Nov. 29, 2012