Beaverton's Shoshana Bean to host streaming holiday concert
Broadway performer and Beaverton High School alumna Shoshana Bean is presenting a holiday concert event streaming Saturday, Dec. 12, from the Apollo Theater in New York City.
Bean has adapted the concert program that performed to sellout crowds in 2018 and 2019 to the necessities of the coronavirus pandemic. This year's concert is being filmed in an empty theater in Harlem and broadcast via the internet all over the world.
"Sing Your Hallelujah" is described as a reimagining of the classic Christmas television special, featuring performances from Tony Award winner Gavin Creel, "Britain's Got Talent" finalist Connie Talbot, Broadway performer Jeremy Jordan and more.
"With fresh interpretations of holiday classics, intimate collaborations with special guests and honest reflections of an unprecedented year in history, Shoshana gets to the heart of what is essential: connection, tradition, and the power of love," organizers state on the show's website.
Virtual attendance is $30. Viewers can livestream the program as it premieres and/or watch on demand afterward.
VIP packages include a live post-show question-and-answer session hosted by recording artist and Broadway performer Sara Bareilles.
Bean herself is back in Oregon to spend time during the holidays with family, she said in a statement shared with the Pamplin Media Group.
"I never get this kind of time at home around this time of year," Bean said.
Bean has maintained a strong connection with Beaverton High School since graduating in 2005. In June, she headlined a musical fundraiser — featuring Beaverton High students along with well-known performers like Jordan — for the school's performing arts program.
Bean says "Sing Your Hallelujah" should appeal to "anyone who loves Christmas, music and amazing talent."
Tickets can be purchased online through Stellar.
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