November 18, 2013

Press Release - Spectacular Christmas, Year 6



New music, singers & stories.
Tickets benefit TOYS FOR TOTS.

Musical Theater Heritage is presenting 15 performances of "A SPECTACULAR CHRISTMAS",
its 6th annual holiday concert featuring spectacular vocal arrangements and Christmas stories designed to bring out the
holiday spirit in everyone.

"Richard Alan Nichols and Marilyn Lynch, long-time Kansas City actors have been added to serve as storytellers". As Artistic
Director, Sarah Crawford explains, "The stories of Christmas are a profound and powerful part of the holiday season. By
adding Richard & Marilyn to the cast we wanted those stories to be as powerful as the music."

Stories combined with music, is how the MTH annual holiday show excels each year. This year the program features local
favorites Lauren Braton, Justin McCoy, Stefanie Wienecke, and Bryan LaFave. Jeremy Watson - one of the top pianists in the
region - will be at the piano. Jeremy has played for every major theater company in town including a recent national tour of
Miss Saigon.

Of course – what's a Christmas show without kids? MTH welcomes back Brendan Hulla (13), Willa Walberg (11), and Jordan Haas
(10). New this year is 17 year old Maggie Marx, a Shawnee Mission West student, impressing KC audiences with her powerful

And MTH is proud to announce a ticket deal to benefit TOYS FOR TOTS. MTH has donated 100 tickets for needy families and
Toys For Tots volunteers. Theater patrons can receive one free ticket if they donate a toy to TOYS FOR TOTS. Donated toys
should be new, in original packaging and valued at $10 or more. Toys may be brought to the Off Center Theatre lobby on 3rd
floor of Crown Center. "This has been a dream of ours for a long time, and we are thrilled to be able to partner with TOYS
FOR TOTS this year," says MTH Producer, Chad Gerlt.

Performances for "A SPECTACULAR CHRISTMAS" are Thursdays thru Sundays, December 5-22 at the Off Center Theatre at Crown
Center. Prices are $10-$35. Details about the TOYS FOR TOTS ticket offer can be found on the MTH website at,
and all tickets can be purchased by calling the Off Center Theatre box office at (816) 545-6000. For questions or
interviews contact Chad Gerlt at (816) 221-6987.

Musical Theater Heritage Business Office
1800 Central, Suite #101 Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 221-6987 fax (816) 221-6997

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