By Susannah Mars
Directed By Grant Byington
This production runs approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes with one, 15-minute intermission.
Susannah Mars returns with the warmth and charm that Artists Rep audiences have come to expect.
This year she explores the expectations of what the holiday home is “supposed to be” — the havoc, the harmony, and the universal challenges the season can mean for each of us.
“Mars on Life- LIVE! is not as an alternative to typical holiday fare but an addition,” said Susannah Mars. “We will run the gamut of the human experience at the holidays – the stress, the wonder, the celebrations, and the laughter needed to cope with it all...”
Amid a revolving door of special guests, Susannah will sing 26 songs, give gifts galore, dance and even bake. Not really, she will fake-bake with the help of physical theater choreographer Jerry Mouawad of Imago Theatre. Just a few of Susannah’s special guests will include Rebecca Kilgore, Portland Gay Men Chorus, Body Vox’s Jamey Hampton and Holcombe Waller.
The band will include local stalwarts of the music scene Bill Wells, Ross Seligman, Bob Shotola, Matthew P. Rotchford and Dan Shulte performing holiday songs old and new from a variety of composers such as Irving Berlin and Jason Robert Brown.
Susannah Mars has spent the holiday season on stage with Artists Rep since 2006, starring in Mars on Life: The Holiday Edition and Holidazed.
Vocalist Susannah Mars*
Music Director/Piano Bill Wells
Guitar Ross Seligman
Drums/Percussion Bob Shotola
Bass Matthew P. Rotchford
Bass Dan Shulte
PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES
November 16 through December 19, Wednesday through Sunday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:00pm
Wednesday matinee at 11:00am on December 8.
Opening Night is Friday, November 19.
NO PERFORMANCES ON:
Saturday, Dec. 11 at 7:30pm
Sunday, Dec. 12 at 2pm
Friday, Dec. 17 at 7:30pm
Saturday, Dec. 18 at 7:30pm
Added by snowwhiter18 on November 23, 2010