A Matt Conner Christmas will run Dec. 11-15 in the ARK Theatre. Holiday Follies plays Dec. 17-23 in the ARK.
"I’m looking forward to sharing some of my favorite Christmas memories," said Conner, who will sing and perform on piano, in a statement. "I’ll be blending them with original Christmas songs plus a few of my old favorites like ‘Children, Go Where I Send Thee,’ ‘When The Meadow Was Bloomin’’ and ‘Ave Maria,’ plus a few numbers from some surprise guests. The show will range from bluegrass to classical with a lot in-between, all full of holiday cheer."
Directed by Walter Ware III, Holiday Follies features performers Madeline Botteri, Austin Colby, Maria Egler and Jobari Parker-Namdar with musician Steven Walker and music director Howard Breitbart.
“This will be the ultimate holiday playlist,” said director Ware. “Holiday Follies this year is going to be a combination of the audience’s favorite holiday tunes with some unexpected songs that are sure to become favorites. We will be doing selected songs and arrangements made famous by The Jackson 5, Spice Girls, Nat King Cole, Frank Zappa and many others. It’s a great lead in to what we think is the most wonderful time of the year.”