If December Television specials ended up vacation spot viewing for you escalating up, level your screen towards “Skylight Sings: A Holiday break Distinctive,” which Skylight New music Theatre is streaming to ticketholders by Jan. 10.
The sort of this hourlong video creation is unquestionably nostalgic, with inventive director Michael Unger eliciting vacation recollections from performers just before they sing. But the substance is refreshing, perfectly chosen, typically comedian and from time to time even funky.
Kaylee Annable sings the Mona Abboud novelty “The Rather Minimal Dolly” with Carole Burnettish comedian gusto. For the younger crowd, Ashley Oviedo and Kevin James Sievert appreciate a spirited duet on “Adore Is an Open Doorway” from “Frozen.”
Ryan Cappleman dances with his pet dog Dolly in “The Very best Issues Take place Though You’re Dancing” from “White Christmas.” (“That is a really effectively-behaved canine,” reported my daughter, looking at Cappleman sashay the compliant Dolly all-around the phase.)
In this inclusive holiday getaway particular, Aaron Reese Boseman is pure gimmel on a funky Hanukkah medley of “Spin It” / “I Have a Little Dreidel.” Sievert, Shawn Holmes, Krystal Drake and Raven Dockery be part of voices for “7 Principles,” a Kwanzaa track by Bernice Johnson Reagon, the founder of Sweet Honey in the Rock.
With grace and dignity, Skylight standard Andrew Varela sings “A Straightforward Tune” from Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass,” with Biblically informed lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, accompanied by guitarist Doug Syme and flutist Jeremy Stein.
Take note that Unger’s crew does not fully abstain from familiar holiday getaway new music. Holmes delivers a soulful variation of Mel Torme’s “The Christmas Tune” Dockery revives Charles Brown’s entreaty, “You should Appear Property for Xmas.”
Skylight recorded performers on the Broadway Theatre Center’s Cabot Theatre stage in a socially distanced way, supported by the trio of keyboardist David Bonofiglio, bassist Michael Ritter and percussionist Michael “Ding” Lorenz.
The drummer will get the highlight for his arrangement of “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” played on taxi horns. Lorenz also backs up previous inventive director Ray Jivoff, sporting a bunny match, as he mock-grumbles his way through Spike Jones’ goofy lament “My Birthday Arrives on Xmas.”
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“Skylight Sings: A Holiday Particular” can be streamed on the web through Jan. 10. For tickets and facts, visit www.skylightmusictheatre.org/.