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Saturday, 5 December, 2009 3:09 AM

'A Forbidden Broadway Christmas' is truly enjoyable at The Gem

Photo credit: SMyers / Gem Theatre

Mark David Kaplan, Janet Caine, Jason Richards, and Kimberly Vanbiesbrouck are back in the Gem Theatre's production of A Forbidden Broadway Christmas playing now through December 31st.

by Gloria Rzucidlo
gloria1025@yahoo.com

 

DETROIT -- This holiday show is now playing at the Historical Gem Theatre through New Years Eve, after receiving the Best Holiday Show in 2007.

The show includes many costume changes from the four cast members, three of which are from the Detroit area. The other is from Chicago. The main cast members are Janet Caine, Jennifer George Consiglio, Mark David Kaplan, Jason Richards and Kimberly Vanbiesbrouck.

The actors performed musical spoofs of Christmas songs from many top Broadway Shows. For example, "I'm dreaming of a bright Broadway" from the musical "White Christmas". The "Sound of Music was "Sound of Christmas".

Annie sang a song about getting a job in this recession "Tomorrow, Tomorrow".

Celebrities such as Tony Bennett, Celine Dion, Liza Minnelli, Carol Channing, Ethel Merman, Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand also sang holiday favorites.

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons sang "Sherri Broadway," and "Walk like a Man, Sing like a Girl".

Comedic parodies were performed from Broadway Shows such as Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Lion King, Mary Poppins, Wicked and Hairspray, just to name a few.

If you like Broadway, this show is for you. However, you don't have to be a Broadway expert to recognize these tunes. This show is truly enjoyable.

Tickets are now on sale and the Gem Box Office and Ticketmaster. Prices run from $19.75 to $45.00.

A special New Year's Eve dinner and show package is available for $120 per person. It includes a tuscan salad, crab cakes, surf & turf entree, chocolate decadence for dessert, non-alcoholic beveraves, tax and gratutity. Dinner is served from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Reservations are required.

Click here to win a pair of tickets to see "A Forbidden Broadway Christmas" at the Gem Theatre.

 

Photo credit: SMyers / Gem Theatre

The cast of A Forbidden Broadway Christmas returns to the Gem Theatre for another hilarious spoof of all things Broadway November 24 - New Year's Eve. The show features clockwise from left: Mark David Kaplan, Kimberly Vanbiesbrouck, Janet Caine, and Jason Richards.

 

Photo credit: SMyers / Gem Theatre

Mark David Kaplan, Janet Caine, and Jason Richards spoof the popular Jersey Boys musical with "Walk Like a Man, Sing Like A Girl" in A Forbidden Broadway Christmas now playing at the Gem Theatre through New Year's Eve.

 

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