It’s that time of year again - the days are getting shorter; the nights are getting colder, and you’re inundated with a Christmas to-do list as long as your arm. It won’t be long before everything in the house is dripping with tinsel and the pine needles are prickling your toes. Yes, Christmas is definitely just around the corner!
As festive fever begins to set in, on December 15 Mullingar Arts Centre gets into the spirit by welcoming the Christmas Crooners to the stage. Ideal for the whole family, indulge in this night of nostalgia and get in the mood for the Christmas period.
Christmas Crooners sees a fantastic cast of West End singers, backed by the talented band The Jazz All-Stars, ready to inject you with a hearty dose of Christmas cheer as they perform over 30 of everyone’s best loved Christmas hits as well as original swing arrangements of all your favourites.
Returning in the role of Frank Sinatra, Ray Eves has toured Europe as Claude in SCALA theatre’s production of Hair, El Gallo in The Fantastics, and Fred in Kiss me Kate.
Duane Gooden also returns as Nat King Cole. This is the second time Duane will portray the role, having previously played Nat in Secret Ribbons with the Oxfordshire Theatre Company. Prior to this he toured in the UK playing the role of Andre in Ain’t Misbehavin.
New Zealander Tim Benton makes up the trio as Bing Crosby. Tim has sung with New Zealand’s national opera company and soloed with the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra. In cabaret he has performed The Great American Songbook and Sondheim.
With a set designed to resemble the cosiest of homes - complete with a Christmas tree, rocking chair, and crackling open fire - and a performance staged to the likes of the legendary Andy Williams Christmas Shows, this delightfully energetic, banter-infused production will leave you with a memory special enough to last the whole season.
A welcome respite from the cold that is guarantee toget you swinging into the holly jolly spirit.
Tickets for the Christmas Crooners are €17/€14 and are available by calling (044 ) 9347777.