Merry and Bright

Merry and Bright

November 27, 2015 - January 2, 2016

This holiday season, treat yourself to Midtown Arts Center’s brand new original Production, “Merry and Bright.”

This incredible show is a toe-tapping, heart-melting holiday medley that is sure to delight even Ebenezer Scrooge himself. Filled with Santa-sized laughs this fresh new show will feature Classics like “I’ll be home for Christmas”, “The Christmas Song” , “Joy to the World”, “Colorado Christmas” , “ Carol of the Bells “ and “ O Holy Night” ..this show is sure to please kids from one to ninety two! Filled with fresh arrangements of all the classics and some modern favorites and new arrangements too – join us for what is sure to become a favorite Holiday Tradition.

Featuring a Scrumptious Holiday Buffet that will leave you feeling as full as Santa and reminiscing about all the meals that Grandma used to make, your Holiday season will be complete!

Don’t wait… seating is limited and these will sell quickly! Create a new family memory and celebrate the Holiday Season with us!


MerryBright_AmandaBlairAmanda Blair is thrilled to be making her Midtown Arts Center debut! A Colorado native, Amanda has been living in NYC for the last two and a half years. Favorite credits include Parade, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Wedding Singer, Swing, Anything Goes, and Swing! Endless love to family and friends. Happy Merry!

Brian Gay is ecstatic to be making his MAC debut. Originally from North Carolina, he graduated from Western Carolina University with a BFA in Musical Theatre, training under three-time Tony Award Nominee, Terrence Mann. Educational credits include Pirelli (Sweeney Todd), Grantaire (Les Miserables), and Dr. Madden (Next to Normal). Professional credits include Maples Repertory Theatre (Big River, The Curious Savage, and A Funny Thing…Forum), Paul Green’s The Lost Colony, and multiple seasons at Lees-McRae Summer Theatre (Ragtime, The Sound of Music, and The Secret Garden). Brian made his NYC debut this past spring at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in Jules Verne: From the Earth to the Moon, “a dazzling musical and multimedia paean to human aspiration, sending you into the stratosphere” (NY Times). In his spare time Brian enjoys playing piano, eating great food, and spending time on the family Christmas Tree farm. Endless thanks to my parents for their undying love and support.

Marissa Rudd is incredibly excited to be making her MAC debut in Merry and Bright! She is a Senior Vocal Performance major at Colorado State University. Recent credits include: Die Mutter in Humperdink’s Hänsel und Gretel, Elettra in Mozart’s Idomeneo, and Lauretta in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi.

MerryBright_ChristianMarkGibbsChristian Mark Gibbs TENOR, has performed in multiple world premieres in New York City, Switzerland, and Singapore, from operas and solo performance to chamber and solo vocal quartet.

Mr. Gibbs is a graduate of Queens College’s Aaron Copland School of Music. His upcoming 2015-2016 season include Lend Me A Tenor with Inspire Creative at the Pace Center, the new Merry and Bright production with Midtown Arts Center, Pirates of Penzance as Frederic with Loveland Opera Theatre, a Featured Artist at Carnegie Hall with Choirs of America, and an understudy of Othello with Opera Fort Collins. Please visit for more information.

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