SDSO: TIS THE SEASON:
Christmas with the South Dakota Symphony
December 9, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.
December 10, 2017 | 2:30 p.m.
Mary W. Sommervold Hall
Santa will make an early delivery of Christmas spirit into South Dakota this year with the debut of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra’s all-new Broadway-style Christmas spectacular. ‘Tis the Season combines stunning Broadway vocals and dancers, bright lights, and holiday hits people know and love into a variety show-inspired production. Just wait until you experience the joy of 18 tap dancing Santas!
Directed and choreographed by Broadway star Darren Lee, who is currently touring as the King on the national production of The King & I. Starring John Cudia, Broadway tenor who has played the lead roles in The Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, West Side Story, and Les Misérables, who shares the lead with Tiffany Haas, a soprano who portrayed Glinda in the Broadway and national tour production of WICKED: The Musical.
The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, the South Dakota Symphony Chorus and a 12-voice ensemble will back Cudia and Hass as they perform such holiday favorites as It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Christmas Song, Sleigh Ride and selections from Polar Express.
Before the concert, come early and be treated to music from the Heartland Handbell Choir, as well as a special appearance by Sioux Falls’ Santa!