I grew up singing. My mom loved listening to Perry Como while in the kitchen and Frank Sinatra when in the living room. We danced and sang our hearts out together, full of the joy and silliness we shared in the privacy of our Corona del Mar home. We'd go to the Balboa Bay Club to croon along with Les Brown and his Band of Renown. High school choral club was where I learned to harmonize, blending in my low Alto and enveloping myself in the sounds of 5 part harmonies.
Sunday evenings were reserved for watching the Lawrence Welk show, singing along with the gang and occasionally hopping up to dance the fox trot with my dad.
And we'd definitely make sure to be home on nights when big events like the Bing Crosby Christmas Special was on television.
The holidays always seem to bring back these fond memories. This December 5th and 6th we have a rare treat to turn on the TV, adjust the antenna, and settle in for an old-fashioned holiday variety show!
Well, not really. You have to drive to the Irvine Barclay Theater and go see Men Alive, the Orange County Gay Men's Chorus production of Jolly Holly Follies. Some old fashioned fun with what I'm sure will have a unique twist. ;o)
Tickets: $52, $48, $35
Friday, December 05, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
Saturday, December 06, 2014 @ 3:00 PM
Saturday, December 06, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
Location: Irvine Barclay Theatre - 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA
Terry Winkler writes about all things entertaining at enterstagewrite.com