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Enjoy the following holiday-themed performances at Park Forest's Freedom Hall Nathan Manilow Theatre in December and get into the holiday spirit in a fun-filled, intimate setting right in your own backyard!
Winter Wonderland with Mandy BarnettDecember 12 at 7:30 p.m.Tickets $24 (Season Subscribers $20)
Acclaimed recording artist and performer Mandy Barnett celebrates the warmth and joy of the holiday season, featuring classic ballads like “White Christmas,” “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” and “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” along with spirited standards like “Jingle Bell Rock,” “A Holly Jolly Christmas,” “Marshmallow World,” and “Winter Wonderland.” Barnett’s robust delivery on her contemporary yet retro-sounding country and pop-tinged material harkens back to the likes of all-time great female singers and timeless sounds. Among the many publications praising Barnett’s talents, the Los Angeles Times has heralded her “pipes of steel,” “big, brassy voice and vintage-sounding arrangements.” USA Today calls Barnett one of the “finest classic country and torch singers” to come out of Nashville. Here, Barnett takes her cue from the enduring Christmases of the golden era — imagine the smooth and sophisticated sounds of Perry Como, Brenda Lee, Burl Ives, and Connie Francis updated with Barnett’s soaring, sparkling vocals. Barnett’s commanding voice and stage presence are sure to put you in the holiday spirit! Read more about Mandy Barnett.
This performance is sponsored by Friends of Freedom Hall and Bimba Manufacturing
ALSO COMING TO FREEDOM HALL IN DECEMBER
Lisa Rock’s Carpenter’s Holiday ShowDecember 16 at 11 a.m.Tickets $13
One of the great holiday TV specials was that of The Carpenters. Now, singer Lisa Rock and her 6-piece band are keeping the tradition alive and bringing their unforgettable holiday songs to the stage. Based on the music from The Carpenters two holiday albums and Christmas variety shows, it’s a concert that spreads joy and cheer to all!