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All-new Charleston Christmas Special takes the stage for 11 shows in December

Long-time producers and performers Brad and Jennifer Moranz have created a brand-new holiday spectacular at the Charleston Music Hall. Some of the country’s most talented singers, dancers and musicians will perform 11 shows from Dec. 13 to Dec. 22.

“This cast is nothing short of phenomenal – truly some of the best voices I have ever heard on one stage,” Brad Moranz said. “There are so many breath-taking moments in this show, I lose count.”

Performing in the Charleston Christmas Special for the first time is baritone Nathaniel Hackman, who has been seen on Broadway in “Les Misérables” and “Paint Your Wagon.” He will perform a spectacular arrangement of “The Lord’s Prayer.” Hackman will be joined by teenage singing sensation Jenna Flaherty to perform a stunning duet of “How Great Thou Art.”

Also new to the cast this year is Lakieta Bagwell-Graves. “If you close your eyes, you will swear you are listening to Celine Dion,” Moranz said. “She’s incredible.” Bagwell-Graves will perform “White Christmas” and “Don’t Save it All for Christmas Day.”

Matthew Billman – whose voice has been compared to Josh Groban – returns to the show this year to sing “Joy to the World.” He also joins Bagwell-Graves for a duet of “The Prayer.”

Another newcomer to the show is Melissa Van Pelt. She will join Bagwell-Graves in a beautiful rendition of “Do You Hear What I Hear” along with a performance of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”

Tenor Tim McManus returns to the Christmas Special after a two-year run performing in Pigeon Forge. McManus will bring down the house with the gospel favorite “This Little Light.”

Kids young and old will be amazed at singing ventriloquist Michael Minor. And the sultry and soulful Tiffany Parker returns for her 17th year with the Charleston Christmas Special. She’ll perform “Cool Yule” and “Merry Christmas Darling” while also joining Bagwell-Graves and Van Pelt in The Pointer Sisters’ version of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.”

Violinist James Anderson also returns to play a virtuosic version of “Carol of the Bells.” This year’s musical director is local performer and pianist Demetrius Doctor.

Of course, no Moranz Entertainment show is complete without comedy sketches and dance numbers featuring Brad and Jennifer Moranz.

Performances are:

Friday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 15 at 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. (Kids Free Night)
Friday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 21 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 22 at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $40 for adults; $37 for seniors (age 62 and up) and military; $21 for students 21 and under; $18 for children 12 and under. (Plus 3% ticketing fee from Ticketfly.) For groups of 15 or more, tickets are $34 each. Purchase tickets at www.bradandjennifermoranz.com/tickets or at the Charleston Music Hall Box Office at 37 John St. in downtown Charleston.