TV and film actor, leading Broadway star and singer-songwriter Cheyenne Jackson (American Horror Story, Glee) will ring in the 2016 holiday season as the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles’ (GMCLA) special guest performer for its dazzling “Holiday Spectacular: Cool Yule” on December 15, 17 and 18.
Presented by Season 38 Presenting Sponsor Wells Fargo and Community Presenter AIDS/LifeCycle, the 2016 “Holiday Spectacular” will return to Glendale’s Alex Theatre, for four exceptional performances (Due to incredibly high demand for the show in recent years, GMCLA has added on a third day for this year’s performance).
Unquestionably one of Los Angeles’ most popular annual holiday shows, the impressive and vibrant musical extravaganza features all of the glitter and the garland that audiences have come to expect from GMCLA’s annual musical revue, plus a little Hanukkah gelt to add some extra shimmer. Jackson will top off the holiday celebration with some memorable and magical musical performances.
Some of the unforgettable numbers one may expect will include songs like ‘Cool Yule,’ ‘Hot Hanukkah,’ ‘Auld Lang Syne,’ ‘Christmastime is Here,’ ‘The Lumberjack Song,’ ‘ Recycle the Fruitcake,’ and ‘Father Christmas is My Boyfriend Now.’
After 38 years, GMCLA continually challenges prejudice, heals hearts and opens minds through the power of musical performance with its legendary 250-plus-member chorus led by Artistic Director and Conductor Joe Nadeau. At a vigil on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall for the victims of the June 2016 Orlando Nightclub Shooting, an unannounced performance by the chorus featured Lady Gaga.
“GMCLA’s Annual Holiday Spectacular has become one of the signature holiday events in Los Angeles and with good reason – who wouldn’t want to go to a holiday celebration hosted by 250-plus gay men?” said Nadeau. “This year we have a wide assortment of holiday hits and seasonal surprises… The concert features the stunning voices of GMCLA and a big band that is unlike any other holiday choral concert you’ll attend. GMCLA is delighted to welcome Cheyenne Jackson as our special guest.”
“Holiday Spectacular: Cool Yule” will take place with three exceptional performances on Thursday, December 15 at 8 p.m., Saturday, December 17 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and on the following day, Sunday, December 18 at 2 p.m.
To purchase tickets or for more information on the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles and its upcoming 2017 programming schedule, visit www.gmcla.org.