OKC Phil Pops out for Christmas

Thursday, Dec. 5-Saturday, Dec. 7

Two Broadway veterans make the Oklahoma City Philharmonic’s The Christmas Show truly pop this month. The annual holiday song-and-dance spectacular is back with four new performances at Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall’s Thelma Gaylord Performing Arts Theatre, 201 N. Walker Ave. George Dvorsky and Gwendolyn Jones headline the pageantry of gingerbread, holly and elves.

A featured performer on Broadway in such theater productions as The Scarlet Pimpernel, Passion and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Dvorsky recently took a turn as El Gallo in the beloved, long-running production of The Fantasticks in New York City. Along with numerous off-Broadway credits, he has also toured across the country in musicals and as a guest artist.

Jones’ long list of credits in Broadway, off-Broadway and regional theater include roles in Hello Dolly!, Jekyll & Hyde, Grand Hotel, Mame, Chicago and Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Both lend their star quotient to a pops variety show that has become a favorite activity of the holiday season in Oklahoma City, bright and delightfully decorated with images and sounds of winter celebration. Under the baton of OKC Phil Music Director Joel Levine, The Christmas Show features lively numbers with fun holiday songs from those long-ago school days as well as traditional hymns and classics of the season.

The show also features the OKC Philharmonic Pops Chorale, The Mistletoes, students of the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma and Sooner Theatre academies and Stephen Hilton as Santa.

Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5; 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6; and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Tickets are $15-$65.

Watch the Phil and friends go all out again with another great blend of music, choreography and spectacle that’s sure to impress. For more, visit www.okcphilharmonic.org.



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