Charleston’s favorite holiday show is back for 10 performances in December. Produced by Moranz Entertainment, the Charleston Christmas Special runs from December 14th to December 23rd at the Charleston Music Hall.
With a cast of 28 professional singers, dancers and musicians, Brad and Jennifer Moranz of Mount Pleasant have created a brand new show for their 28th season.
Returning to the cast this year are Charleston favorites Tiffany Parker and Michael Minor. Parker sings a big band arrangement Santa Claus is coming to town and the CeCe Winans classic All because a child was born. Minor will rock the house with Blake Shelton’s version of Up on Hustoppen and then show off his skills as a ventriloquist performing with one of Santa’s reindeer, Dasher.
“One of our favorite challenges every year is finding a song we’ve never heard before,” said Brad Moranz. But this year, Brad and Jennifer said they unveiled a new Christmas carol, The greatest gift from Andrea Bocelli and son Matteo.
“And luckily we have two wonderful singers who can perform the song, Matthew Billman and Damon McToy,” said Brad.
Billman will also sing Steven Curtis Chapman’s arrangement Joy to the world. He will then be joined by Charleston Christmas Special newcomer Sabrina de Boer to sing The prayer.
McToy will lead all the singers with the Straight No Chaser’s Hello Santa!and then be joined by Tonya Williams to sing I Pray for Christmas.
This is William’s second appearance in the Christmas Special. She will also sing gospel favorites Joyful Joyful and This little light.
And Charleston’s Angela Michelle Walker joins the cast to perform O holy night and Put a little vacation in your heart.
Moranz Entertainment welcomes Charleston native and Broadway performer Matt Shingledecker to the holiday show. He will perform Seth MacFarlane’s holiday swing version of A Marshmallow world along with the Pentatonix rendition of Christmas carol about the bells.
The show also features Demetrius Doctor, leading an eight-piece live band, and nine of Charleston’s most talented dancers.
And no Moranz Entertainment show is complete without the comedic antics of husband-and-wife duo Brad and Jennifer Moranz. The two write, choreograph, produce and star in the Charleston Christmas Special each year.
“We just love what we do,” Jennifer said. “And we’re grateful that so many people come back every year. About 10,000 people each year have made this show a holiday tradition for the whole family.”
Charleston Christmas Special show times are:
• Thursday 14 December at 2 p.m
• Friday 15 December at 19.00
• Saturday 16 December at 2 and 7 p.m
• Sunday 17 December at 3 p.m
• Tuesday 19 December at 19.00
• Wednesday 20 December at 19 (Children’s free evening)
• Thursday 21 December at 19.00
• Friday 22 December at 19.00
• Saturday 23 December at 2 p.m
All performances are at the Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. in Charleston. Tickets are $42 for adults; $39 for seniors (age 62 and up) and military; $24 for students 21 and under; $21 for children 12 and under (plus ticket fees). Purchase tickets online at bradandjennifermoranz.com or in person at the Charleston Music Hall Box office Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by phone at 843-853-2252.