By Michael Gioia
11 Dec 2012
Joining White (The Life, Fela!) are recording artist James Tormé and "American Idol" contestant David Hernandez, who also hosts. Jamieson Trotter is the musical director of A Broadway Christmas.
Performances are offered Dec. 11 at 7:30 PM and 10 PM at the Catalina Jazz Club (Tormé will not perform at this concert); Dec. 14 at 8 PM at the Annenberg Theater in Palm Springs; and Dec. 16-17 at 7:30 PM at the La Mirada Theatre for Performing Arts.
At the holiday revue, according to press notes, "watch stars and snowflakes glitter together as Upright combines the best of Broadway with the carols of Christmastime. Cozy up next to your someone special, and be warmed not by an open fire but by yuletide joy and the sweet standards of Mel Tormé, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald - and more! With brassy horns and sentimental strings, Upright creates a wonderland of the cheerful arrangements and airy melodies that make Broadway and Christmas all aglow. Under boughs of holly, bathed in a multi-media of silver and gold, our celebrity singers use their suave voices to turn the stage into a true town of tinsel – and make this highly anticipated season's event the perfect way to put you in the holiday spirit."