Life is hardly a cabaret, old chum, when due to a raging pandemic there is no live theater in Sacramento just at the very time of year when so many of us yearn to see a holiday classic or hear some on-stage seasonal tunes.
In the spirit of sleigh bells and silver linings, the Sacramento Theatre Company this weekend strives to help fill that void with its cabaret series’ presentation of “We Need A Little Christmas: Broadway Sings for the Holidays!” Three live-streamed shows—at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, and at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12—are virtually guaranteed to help make our spirits bright.
“Join us from the comfort of your home while we sing some of your favorite holiday themed songs from Broadway musicals like ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ (‘Meet Me in St. Louis’), ‘It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas’ (‘Miracle on 34th Street’), and ‘White Christmas,’ ” the STC entices on its website. “We’ll also include lesser known holiday songs from Broadway shows like ‘The Chanukah Party’ (‘Caroline or Change’), ‘Hard Candy Christmas’ (‘Best Little Whorehouse in Texas’), and ‘Surabaya Santa’ (‘Songs for a New World’).”
The performers are Roxy Augusta, Sarah Arata, Josh Davis, Kamilyn Davis (on piano), Sidney Raey-Gonzales, Michael Laun, Miranda D. Lawson and Timothy Stewart.
Tickets are $25 and must be purchased online. A link to the live-streamed event will be sent on the day of the show.
“So get cozy, snuggle by the fire, and join us,” the STC says. What do you say to that, old chum?