A Very Kelsey Christmas features an ensemble cast led by — who else? — Santa and Mrs. Claus. Harking back to the holiday television specials of the 1960s and ‘70s, this 90-minute variety show will feature solo and group renditions of holiday favorites.
Among the many songs to be performed is the brand-new “Christmas Love,” composed by the show’s musical director, Peter de Mets, with lyrics by Kelly Ryman De Mets. Holiday classics include “Do You Hear What I Hear,” “The First Noel,” “Silent Night,” “Santa Baby,” “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” “White Christmas,” “Silver Bells,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” and many more.
The cast features Arnold Aromando; Amy Bessellieu (as Mrs. Claus); Tom Bessellieu (as Santa); Fred Conover; Roman Engel; Jill Gottlieb; Shannon Mohan; Stephanie Moon; Alexys Pulsinelli; Jackie Robinson; Ava Roche; John Russell; Peter Sauer; Liz Susswein; Alysia Toscano; Jennifer Weiner; Michelle Whitescarver; Fady Zaher; James Zimmerman; and Stephanie Zimmerman of Hamilton.
The production team includes producers John Demeter and Stephanie Zimmerman, director John Zimmerman, and musical director Peter de Mets.