REVIEWS

“This entrancing revue could not be more sincerely entertaining! An instant seasonal classic!”-Los Angeles Times

 

“Irresistible warmth and joy!”-Ventura County STAR

MUSICAL NUMBERS

 

Christmas for Cowboys
Aspenglow
Back Home Again
Deck the Halls
Oh Holy Night
Mary’s Boy Child
Silent Night, Holy Night
Noel Christmas Eve: 1913
Please Daddy (Don’t Get Drunk for Christmas)
Matthew
Grandma’s Feather Bed
Thank God I’m a Country Boy
Take Me Home Country Roads
Annie’s Song
Alfie / Carol of the Trees
What Child is This
Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer
The Christmas Wish
The Peace Carol
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Poems, Prayers, and Promises
The Christmas Wish
A Baby Just Like You
Sweet Surrender
I Want to Live

A Harold Thau Production

Created by Randal Myler

Musical Arrangements by Dan Wheetman

CAST

2-4 Singers
4 Musicians


SETTING

Magnificent pictures of Colorado, taken by John Denver himself, are projected in the background.


SYNOPSIS

A John Denver Holiday Concert transports audiences back to a place that is sweet, simple, and full of promise. A cast of two singers and four musicians deliver such Denver holiday hits as “Christmas for Cowboys” and “Aspenglow” in addition to Denver standards like “Annie’s Song” and “Rocky Mountain High” and several seasonal classics. The songs are complimented by stories of Denver’s country style living and first-hand anecdotes from band mates. Audiences have received this unique event with sold out performances and standing ovations! This holiday season, experience the warmth and joy of John Denver’s music in a way you never have before.

ABOUT

From the minds of ALMOST HEAVEN: SONGS OF JOHN DENVER director Randal Myler and former Denver band member Dan Wheetman, A JOHN DENVER HOLIDAY CONCERT transports audiences back to a place that is sweet, simple, and full of promise. A cast of two singers and four musicians deliver such Denver holiday hits as “Christmas for Cowboys” and “Aspenglow” in addition to Denver standards like “Annie’s Song” and “Rocky Mountain High” and several seasonal classics.  The songs are complimented by stories of Denver’s country style living and first-hand anecdotes from band mates.  Audiences have received this unique event with sold out performances and standing ovations!  This holiday season, experience the warmth and joy of John Denver’s music in a way you never have before.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

 

HAROLD THAU (Conceiver) During his four years as a business manager to Jazz musicians, stand-up comedians, and other performing artists, Harold Thau worked with a wide variety of talent, but the person who impressed him the most was John Denver. As an aspiring folk musician during the late 60's, Denver took it upon himself to pay off a large debt incurred by a group he had just joined: the Mitchell Trio. Hal never forgot Denver's generosity and ten years later he took a big risk by taking Denver on as his sole client. Hal was a founding partner in all of Denver's business pursuits; more than just a traditional manager, he was essentially a CO and owner of J.D. Enterprises. Denver and Thau stayed partners and friends until 1997, when the singer died in a tragic plane crash. Since them, Thau has continued to honor his friend's legacy, managing Denver's intellectual property and producing stage shows based around Denver's music.

 

JOHN DENVER (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997) was an American singer-songwriter, actor, activist and humanitarian, whose greatest commercial success was as a solo singer, starting in the 1970s. He was one of the most popular acoustic artists of the decade and one of its best-selling artists. By 1974, he was firmly established as America's best-selling performer, and AllMusic has described Denver as "among the most beloved entertainers of his era". After traveling and living in numerous locations while growing up in his military family, Denver began his music career in folk music groups in the late 1960s. Throughout his life, Denver recorded and released approximately 300 songs, about 200 of which he composed, with total sales of over 33 million. He recorded and performed primarily with an acoustic guitar and sang about his joy in nature, his enthusiasm for music, and his relationship trials. Denver's music appeared on a variety of charts, including country and western, the Billboard Hot 100, and adult contemporary, in all earning him twelve gold and four platinum albums with his signature songs "Take Me Home, Country Roads", "Annie's Song", "Rocky Mountain High", and "Sunshine on My Shoulders".

A JOHN DENVER HOLIDAY CONCERT

260 West 44th Street, Suite 401, New York, NY 10036

Tel: 646-278-7400

Email: info@arubaprod.com

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