“Hooray for Holidays” celebrates the season with the Chorus singing over twenty timeless holiday melodies from the golden age of cinema’s Meet Me in St. Louis, White Christmas,
“Hooray for Holidays” celebrates the season with the Chorus singing over twenty timeless holiday melodies from the golden age of cinema’s Meet Me in St. Louis, White Christmas, and Mame to contemporary classics The Polar Express, The Muppet Christmas Carol, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Love Actually. The program will feature standards from the Great American Songbook to hits made famous by pop icons Bruce Springsteen, The Beach Boys, and Wham! Los Angeles’ favorite holiday tradition will be more special this year as GMCLA is joined by five-time Emmy Award winner and Grammy nominee Wayne Brady. With dance numbers and a few surprises in store, “Hooray for Holidays” will surely be something to shout about!
Wayne Brady (Whose Line Is It Anyway, Kinky Boots) is an incredibly versatile entertainer and the current host of CBS Television’s Let’s Make a Deal. Wayne has earned four Daytime Emmy Awards and a Primetime Emmy Award and garnered a Grammy nomination for his rendition of Sam Cooke’s venerable classic, “A Change is Gonna Come.” He has also appeared in Broadway productions of Chicago, Kinky Boots, and Freestyle Love Supreme. Wayne will tour nationally with The Wiz in the titular role beginning in 2024.
GAY MEN’S CHORUS OF LOS ANGELES, under the leadership of Executive Director & Producer Lou Spisto and Music Director & Conductor Dr. Ernest H. Harrison, is in its 45th year of music and service. GMCLA continues to garner acclaim for artistic excellence while remaining deeply rooted in service to the Los Angeles community and beyond by promoting civil rights, tolerance, and acceptance through music. Founded in 1979 during the emergence of the gay rights movement, GMCLA spreads its message of love and acceptance with concerts across the globe and has raised its collective voice in the movement toward equality, social justice, the fight against the AIDS crisis, the fight for marriage equality, and all those seeking to find their own voice. GMCLA’s free community concert program has provided access to concerts to tens of thousands over the decades, and its research-based education programs have served over 85,000 young people throughout the Los Angeles region. In June 2023, GMCLA returned to Walt Disney Concert Hall to perform the extraordinary multi-media Disney Pride in Concert to two sold-out houses as the finale of Season 44, which also included “I’m With Her,” a celebration of boundary breaking women in music, as well as the beloved and sold-out holiday production, “A Motown Holiday.” In recent years, GMCLA has performed at Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl (with Hugh Jackman). Reaching global audiences, a GMCLA appearance at the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards has gained more than 7 million online views. During the pandemic, GMCLA presented virtual concerts, special events, and school programs, reaching thousands of new and longtime fans. From Los Angeles and Ireland to Brazil and New Zealand, GMCLA’s streaming concerts were incredibly well received. Critics have proclaimed the Chorus “inspired” and “expressive, innovative and utterly moving,” and hailed GMCLA for presenting “meaningful entertainment.”
December 17: Doors 2:30pm. Show 3:30pm.
$45 / $65 / $85 / $115 + applicable fees
Guests must be 5 years or older to attend.
With regard and respect for the safety of our patrons no bags allowed unless they are clear and their contents are clearly visible.
(Sunday) 2:30 PM
The Saban Theatre - Beverly Hills
8440 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211