The Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus is thrilled to bring “Naughty or Nice?” December 16-18, 2022 as part of its 24th season concert line-up at the Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater.
“The Chorus has been entertaining, inspiring, and giving back to the community for 24 years. Our dual mission of musical excellence and singing for change, as well as our commitment to service, has made PSGMC a chorus like no other. It is an honor and privilege to be the official gay men's chorus of Palm Springs and to present our main stage concerts in the heart of the city at the Annenberg Theatre at the Palm Springs Art Museum. There will be laughter, tears, and a whole lot of fun for everyone who attends, whether you're on the nice list, or the naughty list! Santa's elves remind us that the shows sell out early,” said Jerry R. Soria-Foust, Artistic Director, PSGMC.
New this year, PSGMC has enlisted the incredible talents of choreographer Michael Nickerson-Rossi. Michael launched and founded his dance company, “Nickerson-Rossi Dance,” in 2011. His firm belief in charitable and educational benefits propelled Michael to incorporate his company into a non-profit 501©3. The non-profit mission of Nickerson-Rossi Dance is to provide dance programs to youth, young adults, and adults that focus on dance education, dance as a therapeutic value, and access to professional performances.
We're making our list, and checking it twice! The incredible Broadway diva Michele McConnell returns for our holiday extravaganza “Naughty or Nice?” December 16-18, 2022. Michele proudly made her Broadway debut in The Phantom of the Opera. During her 7-1/2 years in Phantom, Michele had the privileged distinction to be the longest-running Carlotta in Broadway history, with over 2200 performances in the role to her credit, and to perform as Carlotta for the 10,000th Broadway show as well as the 25th Anniversary performance.
Michele’s other credits include My Fair Lady in Concert with The Utah Symphony, The Music Man in Concert with The Pacific Symphony, Festival of Carols Guest Soloist with the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir & Chamber Orchestra, Camelot (Natl. Tour w/ Robert Goulet), Beauty and the Beast (Montreal/Las Vegas), San Diego Comic Opera and San Diego Repertory.
PSGMC brings you a production that radiates the magic and wonder of the holiday season, the way we all felt when we were kids and when we all believed in Santa! Get on board as PSGMC performs traditional and non-traditional holiday favorites including: "Hanukkah in Santa Monica," “There is a Santa Claus,” “I Wanna Be a Rockette,” "O Holy Night," "Santa Baby," and music from Elf the Musical and Polar Express along with songs in Spanish, Hebrew, and Italian. As a special treat, we’ll feature vocalists Professor Doug Nagel, Christian Quevedo, and young talents 13-year-old Ireland McCoy and 9-year-old Bentley Soria-Foust.