Upcoming Thanksgiving holiday productions at the Mayo Performing Arts Center include a rock event, a Charlie Brown stage event and Canadian Brass concert.
The holiday season rocks when The Wizards of Winter perform at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 8p.m. Tickets are $29 to $59.
A holiday rock event for the whole family, The Wizards of Winter (WOW) features former members of classic rock giants – The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Blue Oyster Cult, Rainbow Ted Nugent Band, and The Irish Tenors, along with Broadway and Theater veterans.
The Wizards of Winter perform a holiday rock opera titled “Tales Beneath a Northern Star.” Join them on a musical journey in search of the true meaning of Christmas. The story is based around the music of their self-titled CD and their album “The Magic of Winter.” Every performance by WOW features their musical intensity, stage theatrics and holiday fun. This twelve-member ensemble boasts soaring vocal harmonies, precision string instrumentation, powerful percussion and stunning keyboard work, layered around a rich storyboard that evokes December’s past!
For more information, visit their website at https://wizardsofwinter.com/home
“A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage,’’ will be performed on Sunday, Nov. 25, at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets are $29-$69.
The touring production by Charles M. Schulz features everyone’s favorite Peanuts gang – Linus, Lucy, Snoopy, Sally, and more, all led by the lovable Charlie Brown – as they discover the true meaning of Christmas. When Charlie Brown becomes discouraged by the materialism of the season, Lucy convinces him to direct the neighborhood Christmas play. In typical Charlie Brown fashion, things go awry when he selects a tiny fir tree for the production. It’s up to Linus to save the day and remind everyone of the real message of the holiday.
“A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage,” is produced by Gershwin Entertainment. General management for Gerswhin Entertainment is provided by Dhyana Colony/Colony Creative Group.
For more information, visit the website for A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage at http://www.ACharlieBrownChristmasLive.com.
Next, The Canadian Brass Holiday Concert will be held Nov. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Morristown theater. Tickets are $29 to $69.
For many people, it wouldn’t be Christmas without one of the Canadian Brass’ famous holiday concerts.
Canadian Brass is made up of five extraordinary talents: visionary founder, tuba legend and business specialist Chuck Daellenbach, plus four of the next generation’s top brass stars – Caleb Hudson and Christopher Coletti (trumpets), Achilles Liarmakopoulos (trombone) and Jeff Nelsen (horn). Beyond their unbelievable technical skills and musicality, each player possesses the creativity, good humor and genuine love of performing that has become the hallmark of Canadian Brass. For more information, contact the box office at (973) 539-8008 or www.mayoarts.org.