A Virtual Concert Dec. 11–28, 2020

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December 02, 2020

 

December 2, 2020…Laguna Beach, CA… Laguna Playhouse is excited to present the virtual concert Merry Christmas Darling: Heidi Kettenring Sings Karen Carpenter. This video on demand performance is available for purchase through 5pm on December 25th and viewing is available December 11 – 28.

 

Chicago’s favorite leading lady Heidi Kettenring (Wicked, Broadway in Chicago) and her exceptional band present the timeless treasures and holiday hits of Karen Carpenter. A storyteller sure to stir the heart, multi-award-winner Kettenring tenderly chronicles Carpenter’s troubles and triumphs with a familiar angelic radiance. Around the Town Chicago calls the show, “Glorious. An elegant, tear jerking, sing along concert event.” Songs include “Close To You,” “Merry Christmas Darling,” “For All We Know,” and “The Christmas Song.” The show is produced by Chicago-based company Artists Lounge Live.

 

Ticket proceeds will provide crucial support to Laguna Playhouse. Tickets are available for $35 at lagunaplayhouse.com. To view concert, patrons must have a high-speed internet connection.   For more information, visit lagunaplayhouse.com.

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Heidi Kettenring is best known for starring as Nessarose in the blockbuster musical Wicked (Broadway in Chicago). National Tours include Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Belle). 

 

Other star turns nationwide include The King and I (Anna, Jeff Award, Broadway World Award), Oliver! (Nancy, Jeff Award nomination), Cats (Grizabella), Annie Get Your Gun (Annie Oakley), Les Miserables (Fantine), My Fair Lady (Eliza), Hairspray (Penny, Jeff Award nomination), Funny Girl (Fanny Brice, Jeff Award nomination), Little Women (Jo, Jeff Award nomination), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Milly), The Music Man (Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn), Noises Off (Belinda), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Mistress Ford), Tug of War (Joan la Pucelle), The Diary of Anne Frank (Mrs van Daan), Hero (Jane, World Premiere), She Loves Me (Ilona), and Guys and Dolls (Adelaide, After Dark Award). Film: Man of Steel. Television: Chicago Fire (NBC) and Cupid (ABC). Concerts: We’ve Only Just Begun: Heidi Kettenring Sings Karen Carpenter and Merry Christmas Darling: Heidi Kettenring Sings Karen Carpenter with Artists Lounge Live; also Ravinia Festival, Chicago's Millenium Park, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Pensacola Symphony. Recordings: Kettenring voices Disney Princess audiobooks. She is the recipient of a Jeff Award, seven Jeff Award nominations, two Broadway World Awards, an After Dark Award, the Richard Kneeland Award, and Sarah Siddons Leading Lady Award. Heidi is married to actor David Girolmo.

 

ABOUT THE COMPANY: Chicago-based concert company Artists Lounge Live presents popular music of yesterday performed by singular talents of today. "Superb musicianship and powerful storytelling set us apart. Our company of headliners honor their musical icons with mastery, intimacy, and empathy. With the music as our guide we explore the cultural landscape of America both then and now. Through popular music, our shared heritage, we offer audiences an authentic emotional connection. We believe in the restorative power of live entertainment for both the individual and the community." 

Artists Lounge Live is created, produced, and curated by husband and wife team Michael and Angela Ingersoll. Seasoned entertainer and producer Michael Ingersoll starred as Nick Massi of the Four Seasons in the original San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Chicago casts of Jersey Boys. He also created, recorded, and toured internationally with retro-rock vocal group Under the Streetlamp, as seen on PBS. Emmy-nominated actress and writer Angela Ingersoll tours nationally in Get Happy: Angela Ingersoll Sings Judy Garland, as seen on PBS. She also won acclaim playing Garland in End of the Rainbow, including Chicago’s Jeff Award and LA Times Woman of the Year in Theatre. Learn more at artistsloungelive.com.


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