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Broadway Christmas Returns to Mansfield

Mansfield Music & Arts Society brings back this special musical romp for the season.

Back by popular demand, “A Broadway Christmas” holiday musical review will return to the MMAS Black Box Theatre for a three weekend run in December (2 – 18). This fun and festive show is directed by Jennifer Mischley of Wrentham and features a top notch band directed by Robert Goldman of Norfolk.

“We’ve assembled some of the best singers and dancers in the area. Michaela Murphy and Pam Sheiber will bring the house down with their tap dance number called, 'Be a Santa,' Jay Silvi will delight the ladies with a couple of Neil Diamond holiday hits and the entire ensemble gets happy with our “Christmas Party Medley,” said Jennifer Mischley. “After two successful years of Broadway Christmas, we’ve enhanced the show with a new set and some great new songs as well as traditional favorites like, ‘We Need a Little Christmas,’ ‘O Holy Night’ and tunes from ‘White Christmas.’ Plus, we’ve added some gorgeous Hanukkah songs like Pam Sheiber (Mansfield) singing ‘Mama’s Latkes’ and John Marcus (Easton), with daughters Addy and Livvy, performing an acoustic version of ‘Hanukkah Blessings.’ Of course, we had to keep a few favorites like ‘Ugly Sweater’ and a crazy version of ‘Sleigh Ride’ just for fun!”

“This is a family show…literally,” said Mischley. “We have several families taking part including John Marcus and his teenage daughters Addy and Livvy, Brian and Laura Gustafson with their new baby Olivia, and I’ve even got my husband, Kevin, and our two little ones Warren and Greta, in on the holiday fun. Plus, we have the ever youthful Libby 'Grandma' Kafka to complete our show family. Children of all ages will enjoy this production and Mansfield students may recognize one of their favorite teachers, Mrs. Liz Parsons. It’s a wonderful way for multi-generations to come together and celebrate this joyous season.”

Tickets for “A Broadway Christmas” sold out before the first performance last year and advance sales are highly recommended. Tickets may be purchased over the phone by calling the Box Office at (508) 339‑2822 or online at www.mmas.org. Show dates are Dec. 2 –18, 2011 with evening performances at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $22 for Thursday evening shows and $25 for Friday — Sunday shows.

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