NEW HOPE >> Familiar faces – and a few new friends – will grace the stage at the iconic Bucks County Playhouse when the theater features a roster of guest performers to celebrate the holiday season.
From the return of The Everly Brothers Experience to Tony Tony nominated Melissa Errico with ultimate pianist Billy Stritch and Christmas with the Coasters, the December events at the Playhouse promise to celebrate the spirit of the season with a variety of musical styles. and Broadway performances. , to pop music and beyond.
The Bucks County Playhouse Guest Artist Series represents one of the few times on the calendar that outside producers take the stage to showcase their work. Renowned and unique artists from across the country – or the world – join local favorites for a range of dishes that will be crowd-pleasing throughout New Year’s Eve.
Tickets for all of the Visiting Artists series events are currently on sale online at www.buckscountyplayhouse.org.
Here is the program overview with details below:
- December 10-12 – “The Everly Brothers Experience Christmas Show” with the Zmed brothers
- December 15 – Melissa Errico and Billy Stritch, “Welcome to Our Holiday Party: Swingin ‘and Broadway Songs”
- December 16 – “Holiday Specials” presented by Downstage Center Dance Studio
- December 17-19 – “Christmas with the coasters”
- December 31 – “Well corded”
“The Everly Brothers Christmas Experience Featuring the Zmed Brothers” (December 10-12): The Zmed Brothers return to the Playhouse with a delightfully joyful multimedia Christmas show celebrating the holiday norms of the 50’s and 60’s paired with the music and story of The Everly Brothers.
Melissa Errico and Billy Stritch – “Welcome to Our Holiday Party: Swingin ‘and Broadway Songs” (December 15): Two of New York’s greatest artists join forces for the first time – ultimate pianist Billy Stritch alongside glamor , daring, and the class of the incomparable Tony-nominee Melissa Errico. With an evening of holiday songs and cheerful and diverse American standards! Don’t miss this incredible evening of stories, swing songs and vacation tunes!
“Holiday Specials” Presented by Downstage Center Dance Studio (December 16): Downstage Center Dance Studio of Morrisville presents their musical production “Holiday Specials” at the Bucks County Playhouse. Inspired by charming holiday movies that many grew up watching and eagerly awaited each Christmas season, “Holiday Specials” pays homage to shows and movies such as “White Christmas”, “Elf”, “A Charlie Brown Christmas ” and more. The show features around 50 Downstage Center student dancers aged 5-18 mixed with professional guest singing artists to add to the magic on stage.
“Christmas with The Coasters” (December 17-19): Join The Coasters, one of the most famous vocal groups of all time, for a celebration of the holiday season – featuring Yuletide’s favorites and some of the hits – Yakety Yak, “” Poison Ivy “,” Little Egypt “,” Love Potion No. 9 “- which has made The Coasters a musical sensation for over six decades!
“Well-Strung” (December 31): Celebrate the New Year with Well-Strung, the highly talented, ready-to-go string quartet that brilliantly merges pop and classical music from Madonna to Beethoven with a special concert at the Bucks County Playhouse, Friday, Dec.31 at 7:00 p.m. Well-Strung, with Edmund Bagnell (violin), Christopher Marchant (violin), Daniel Shevlin (cello) and Trevor Wadleigh (violin), is a string quartet with a modern twist. The group performs universally recognized classical pieces while singing pop hits like Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson and other pop stars for a unique and engaging experience. The Playhouse offers a regular show ticket, as well as a special VIP experience, which adds a night out at the bar, upscale seating, and a post-show toast / meet up to make it a memorable New Year’s Eve celebration.
As of September 6, Bucks County Playhouse joined with performing arts organizations across the country to require all guests to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, along with photo identification, to attend indoor shows. Masks remain compulsory for the duration of the show. For more information, visit https://bcptheater.org/covid-19-precautions
The performances of the Visiting Artists series are now on sale. Special prices are available for groups of 10 or more for most shows. Visit buckscountyplayhouse.org to purchase tickets.