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‘Broadway for the Holidays’ Slated for Dec. 4

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If you’re looking for some over-the-top fun on the first Monday in December, look no further than Broadway for the Holidays, taking place in the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium on Monday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m.

As the final installment in the celebration of the Ohio University’s School of Music 100th Anniversary, Maestro Luke Frazier (O.U. MM ’09) has brought a stunning array of Broadway stars to the Ohio University Athens campus for a night of music, dance, and general performance. Among those stars are Mary Michael Patterson (Phantom of the Opera), Claybourne Elder (Sunday in the Park with George, serving as the understudy to Jake Gyllenhaal), and Hilary Morrow, fresh off of her recent performance at the prestigious Birdland Jazz Club.

“I’ve done shows with each of them before, but I’ve never done a show with all of them together,” said Frazier. “What I’m trying to do with this concert is similar to what I try to do with my performances in Washington D.C., I’ve also brought in my stage director for this show. There will be all sorts of interesting lighting, costume changes, it’s a theatrical experience.”

The main difference between this particular show and the professional orchestra performances that Frazier puts on regularly with the acclaimed American Pops Orchestra, (which he founded in 2015,) is that instead of working with his professional orchestra, he will be working with the Ohio University Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.

“The show will be a mixture of fun conversation, great music, and some really interesting visuals,” said Frazier.

Tickets are available now, $8 for students, $13 for seniors, and $15 general admission.