Label: Music De Wolfe - DW/LP 3192 • Format: Vinyl LP • Country: UK • Genre: Jazz, Brass & Military, Stage & Screen • Style: Ragtime, Easy Listening, Dixieland
Is it defined by the now pre- as well as post-Thanksgiving Black Friday retail sales bonanzas? Is it embodied in the riot of colorful advertising inserts in newspapers and articles about ways to avoid holiday stress when Uncle Max insists upon making provocative political remarks during Christmas dinner?
Is it stuffing oneself to bursting and heartburn on a cornucopia of holiday treats? But there is a better Cant Deal With This (Kid Loops Vocal) - Various - Acid Jazz Grooves — a truer way - to experience Christmas and for several years now, area dinner theatre patrons have had a fortunate option to fulfill every wish on their musical holiday list and in so doing, experience the best of Christmas spirit.
Jon Putzke and his cast at Theatre-Go-Round Dinner Theatre TGR continue to delight audiences and holiday revelers with musical revues that leave no doubt that Christmas is so much more than grabbing some great midnight deal on an inch television set. The show opened to a full house on Nov. Dinner theatre patrons were clearly ready, willing and able to kick off their holiday season celebration Our Love - The Theatre Orchestra - Movie Go Round a three-course gourmet dinner and a song performance by supremely talented veteran TGR cast members Beth Shestak, Greg and Caitlin Harris and Brendan Wenger.
Family, friends and religious wonder are what matter long after the carefully wrapped presents have been opened and likely returned. And it is this warm seasonal glow that Putzke and his talented performers stoke and keep burning with a holiday song list that literally awed the audience with its uncommonly beautiful arrangements and vocal renditions and had them on their feet for a final standing ovation.
With the holiday season beginning at Halloween — solely for the benefit of retailers eager for shoppers — Putzke instead turns the focus on the true meaning of Christmas and all its non-material joy. There was no snow on Ocean Drive in Vero Beach, but no matter. It felt like Christmas thanks to these enthusiastic singers. Just exquisite! For those who have lost loved ones since last Christmas, the song seemed like a supplication as well as a celebration.
Putzke and his cast have indeed found the true spirit and meaning of Christmas. Barbara Yoresh attended Boston University and became a staff writer for a group of Palm Beach County newspapers, both daily and weekly before moving to Vero Beach 10 years ago.
Theatre-Go-Round Dinner Theatre is delivering yet another performance that highlights the incredible talent directed by Jon Putzke. The group performed a song program featuring holiday hits and favorites that span several decades. The entire performance is brimming with Christmas cheer and captivating harmonies but there are a few that really stand out. It seemed that could have been THE standout moment of the evening had it not been for what came next which was truly breathtaking.
Everything about this show Solid Gold - Status Quo - Heavy Traffic the best of what Putzke and company have done consistently for 12 years. Solid singing talent and clever choreography are at the heart of every TGR performance, but its soul is made of all those little things that add up.
Beth commands attention with an Our Love - The Theatre Orchestra - Movie Go Round and polished Broadway vibe and Caitlin is unmistakably the girl next door with an angelic voice. Patrons can choose between a generous portion of prime rib, seafood of the day or chicken breast.
If you need a little more holiday in your heart, go see this show.
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