The company of the national tour of Disney's Beauty and the Beast has recorded a benefit holiday CD.
Entitled "A Wish for Christmas," the recording benefits the Make A Wish Foundation and is available for sale at Boston's Colonial Theatre, where Beauty plays through Jan. 4, 2003. One of Boston's oldest theatres, the Colonial is located at 106 Boylston Street. (Those not in the Boston area may order a copy of the CD — $20 apiece plus shipping — by e-mailing AWishforXmas@aol.com.)
The complete track listing for "A Wish for Christmas" follows.
-"Welcome Christmas/Carol of the Bells" performed by Kimberly Breault, Paul A. Brown, Stephen Carter-Hicks, David Alan Combs, Brooke Elliott, Joseph Favalora, Keith Fortner, Charles E. Gerber, Jill Hayman, Erin Swanson McGoldrick, Josef Reiter, Colleen Shannon and Carolyn Violi; Solo violin: Patty Brown, Keyboards: Marc G. Dalio.
-"Hang Up Your Stockin'" performed by Marc G. Dalio with Danyelle Bossardet, Jill Hayman, Melissa Lone and Josef Reiter
-"In the Bleak Midwinter" performed by Jill Hayman; Guitar: Jill Hayman.
-"Santa Baby" performed by Kimberly Breault with Audri T. Dalio, Tracy Generalovich and Erin Swanson McGoldrick; Trumpets: James De La Garza, Saxophones: Dan Heasley, Trombone: Julie Kalu, Guitar: Glen Swarts, Bass: Jason Lindsay, Piano: Kathleen Billie, Drums: Janelle Burdell .
-"Nuttin' for Christmas" performed by Brandon Kane and Joey Caravaglio; Piano: Carolyn Violi.
-"All Through the Night" performed by Audri T. Dalio with Danyelle Bossardet and Anne Kanengeiser; Cello: Dana Winograd, Bass: David Saint-Laurent, Keyboards: Marc G. Dalio.
-"I'll Be Home for Christmas" performed by Marc G. Dalio; Piano: Kathleen Billie.
-"O Holy Night" performed by Brooke Elliott; Violin: Patty Brown and Stephanie Lindsay; Cello: Dana Winograd, Flute: Ken Cramer, Oboe: Derek Floyd, Clarinet: Dan Heasley, Trumpet: James De LaGarza, French Horn: Glen Swarts, Trombone: Julie Kalu, Bass: Jason Lindsay, Piano: Kathleen Billie.
-"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" performed by Ernest Marchain, Marc G. Dalio, Keith Carter and Stephen Carter-Hicks; Saxophone: Dan Heasley, Keyboards: Marc G. Dalio.
-"Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" performed by Erin Swanson McGoldrick; Violin: Stephanie Lindsay, Trumpets: James De La Garza, Saxophones: Dan Heasley, Trombone: Julie Kalu, Guitar: Glen Swarts, Bass: Jason Lindsay, Piano: Kathleen Billie, Drums: Janelle Burdell.
-"My Grown Up Christmas List" performed by Danyelle Bossardet; Oboe: Derek Floyd, French Horn: Glen Swartz, Keyboards: Marc G. Dalio.
-"Silent Night" performed by Kimberly Breault, Paul A. Brown, Stephen Carter-Hicks, Audri T. Dalio, Marc G. Dalio, Keith Fortner, Tracy Generalovich, Anne Kanengeiser, Gene Lauze, Melissa Lone and Ernest Marchain; Conducted by Carolyn Violi.
Boasting a score by Alan Menken, Tim Rice and the late Howard Ashman, Beauty and the Beast features a book by the author of the original screenplay, Linda Woolverton, with direction by Robert Jess Roth. Tickets for the New York production may be purchased at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre's box office (205 W. 46th Street) or by calling (212) 307-4747. For more information visit Walt Disney Theatricals on-line at www.disneyonbroadway.com.