Holiday Music Blossoms at Husson University’s Gracie Theatre with Cellophane Flowers
December 02, 2022
Victorian-era styled holiday event features music from The Beatles
BANGOR, MAINE – December 2, 2022 – The Gracie Theatre celebrates the music of the holiday season on Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 3 p.m. with the band, Cellophane Flowers. The afternoon concert, “Christmas Chronicles,” is a fusion of Beatles hits and holiday favorites. This performance is made possible through the generous support of the John Kilgore Fund.
“The songs in “Christmas Chronicles” are some of the most creative arrangements of holiday music ever heard, “ said Jeri Misler, managing artistic director of the Gracie Theatre. “Audiences will hear Beatles favorites like ‘Come Together,’ combined with musical undercurrents reminiscent of ‘Carol of the Bells.’ It’s simply beautiful.”
This multimedia event combines seasonal vignettes, popular holiday music, and rock ‘n roll. The combination of HD projected images and vintage outfits promises to deliver a visually-stunning, Victorian-era styled holiday event that’s perfect for the entire family. With universal themes of love, the set list includes songs like “Let It Be,” “Imagine”, “Here Comes the Sun” and “All You Need is Love.” Holiday favorites such as “Wonderful Christmastime” and “Happy Xmas (War is Over),” underscore narratives or poems making the show perfect for the holiday season.
Jeff Lake, founder of the band Cellophane Flowers, has enjoyed a lifelong journey as a singer/songwriter and bandleader. As the lead singer of hard rock band Big Bang, he toured with multi-platinum artists Extreme, Winger, White Lion and Zebra. He later became the musical director for the American Idol spinoff show "The Nueva Estrella Awards" (CBS). Lake wrote “Shine” - the theme song for the program.
The band is joined onstage by a chamber trio who provide cello, violin and viola accompaniment. This brings additional richness to the narrative portions of the concert. Included in the trio’s set list is a lively rendition of the holiday favorite, “The Nutcracker Suite.”
Tickets for “Christmas Chronicles” range from $25.50 to $32.50 for teen and adult patrons. Children 12 and under are just $9.50. A $2.50 per ticket charge is added at checkout with a maximum of $10.00 per order. Online tickets can be purchased at the Gracie Theatre’s webpage or the theatre’s Facebook page. For phone sales or more information, call the box office at 207-941-7888. Groups of eight or more are entitled to a 10% discount.
For patrons who would like to put together a customized package of multiple shows, The Gracie’s “You Pick 4” season tickets includes premium seats for at least four shows of the purchaser’s choice at a special discounted price. The premium seats located in the orchestra section are available for a limited time. Patrons can purchase tickets for the "You Pick 4" plan now through February 23.
Single tickets range from $20.00 - $47.50 over the course of the season, depending on the show and the seat. Ticket prices vary depending on the performer. Multiple show purchases using the “You Pick 4” discount will reduce the overall cost by 20%.
The Gracie Theatre, in a collaboration between artists, students, and university constituents, is an intimate and inviting performing arts facility that provides hands-on experiential learning and technical support services for the Husson University community through a combination of diverse cultural programming and community engagement. Learn more about the Gracie Theatre and upcoming shows at GracieTheatre.com.
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