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DFW Actors Give Back announces CD release party celebrating HOLIDAZZLE Act II


WHO: Artists of the DFW theatre community uniting for children

WHAT: A party celebrating the release of a CD of holiday songs called HOLIDAZZLE Act II

WHEN: Monday, November 7, 2011, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

WHERE: Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd, Dallas, 75219

WHY: To ‘give back’ to the community by benefitting local children’s charity, JONATHAN’S PLACE

 Holidazzle Act II Adult Chorus

(Dallas, TX) Your favorite DFW actors announce the release of HOLIDAZZLE Act II, a dazzling new CD of holiday music, just in time for the season’s festivities and gift-giving!  A release party with live performances of songs from the CD is scheduled for Monday, November 7, 2011 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd, Dallas, Texas 75219.

HOLIDAZZLE Act II brings together the shining stars of the Dallas/Fort Worth Musical Theatre scene in a compilation of holiday songs, ranging from the traditional to the contemporary.  Each track features a different solo or group performance.   All proceeds benefit local children’s charity Jonathan’s Place.

Jonathan’s Place has been providing residential care and specialized services to the abused and neglected children of North Texas for more than 15 years. They do this through three programs – an Emergency Shelter, a Foster & Adoptive Family Program and a Residential Therapeutic Program. Jonathan’s Place depends on the generosity of the community to give these children a bright future and the opportunity to be a child.

“We have much to celebrate after many months in the studio,” says DFW Actors Give Back President, Bob Hess.  He continues, “Our CD is fun, heartwarming, and joyous – the perfect holiday gift, and best of all the proceeds support a great cause.  HOLIDAZZLE Act II features all new songs with some returning singers, such as Liz Mikel and Julie Johnson, plus many new voices.   Please join us to raise a glass, buy a CD and support Jonathan’s Place.”  

The party will take place on Monday, November 7, 2011 from 7pm – 9pm in the lobby at Dallas Theater Center’s Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd, Dallas, Texas 75219.  Party is open to the public.  Live entertainment by select stars of HOLIDAZZLE Act II will be performing.  Cash bar.


Circle Theatre

Flower Mound Performing Arts Theatre

Kitchen Dog Theatre

Onstage in Bedford

Stage West

Theatre Arlington

Theatre 3

Water Tower Theatre



Theater Too (November 14)

Garland Civic Theatre (November 17, 2011)

Dallas Children’s Theater (November 18, 2011)

1:30 Productions (November 30, 2011)


 HOLIDAZZLE Act II will sell out fast.  Don’t delay - buy your copy today!

 To learn more about DFW Actors Give Back, to make a tax-deductible donation or to buy your CD online visit


About DFW Actors Give Back

DFW Actors Give Back, a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, was created in 2008 to provide theatrical artists and technicians of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex with an opportunity to ‘give back’ to the community by offering their creative talents and time to benefit local children’s charities.


Song List

1  That’s What Christmas Means to Me
(Anna Gaye, Horgay Gordy, Shadee Hasan)
VOCALS:  Denise Lee, Jeff Kinman, Susan Mills, Darius-Anthony Robinson
Arranged by Jerry Matheny
Guitar (rhythm & electric)/Jerry Matheny     Bass/Kerry Huckaba,
Percussion/Bobby Hibbitts     Keyboards/Jay Brown
Musical Direction by Bob Hess
Copyright Jobete Music Co., Inc.


2  Merry Christmas, Darling
(Richard Carpenter, Frank Pooler)
VOCAL:  Cara Statham Serber
BACK-UP VOCALS:  Bob Hess, Jennifer Pasion, Max Swarner, Lucia A. Welch
Vocal Arrangement by Jeff Bowling
Musical Direction by K. Doug Miller
Rehearsal Accompanist:  Lynn Ambrose
Copyright Irving Music, Inc.


3  You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
from the holiday TV classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas
(Albert Hague, Dr. Seuss)                         
VOCALS:  Jim Johnson, K. Doug Miller, Gregory Lush, B.J. Cleveland, David Coffee
Accompaniment Track by Jeff Bowling and Hans Grim
Percussion/Alan Pollard
Musical Direction by Bob Hess and K. Doug Miller
Copyright EMI Robbins Catalog, Inc.

4  The Prayer
(David Foster, Carol Bayer Sager)                                   
VOCALS:  Noelle Stanley, Wendy Welch, Connie Kegg,  Bradley Campbell,
Alexander Ross, Keith J. Warren
Musical Arrangement & Direction by Vonda K. Bowling
Copyright Songs of Universal, Inc.


5  Snow
(Irving Berlin)
from the Broadway Musical White Christmas
VOCALS: Bob Hess, Shane Peterman, Stephanie Riggs, Sally Soldo
FEATURED VOCAL:  Randy Pearlman
CHORUS:  Philip Bentham, Stephanie Felton, Sergio Antonio Garcia, Lisa Gabrielle Green,
Lois Sonnier Hart, Tony Martin, Amy Mills, Lucia A. Welch, Jordan Willis, Dennis Yslas
Accompaniment Track & Musical Direction by Adam C Wright
Copyright Irving Berlin Music Company


6  This Christmas
(Nadine McKinnor, Donny Hathaway)
VOCALS:  Liz Mikel, Markus Lloyd
Musical Direction by Bob Hess
Copyright Microhits Music Corp., Universal Music MGB Songs


7  I’ll Be Home for Christmas
(Kim Gannon, Walter Kent, Buck Ram)
VOCALS:  Gary Floyd, Sonny Franks, Todd Hart
Special Thanks to Jim Belk
Copyright Piedmont Music Co., Gannon & Kent Music Co.


8  Christmas Eve
(Maria Christensen, Curtis Frasca)
VOCALS:  Julie Johnson
BACK-UP VOCALS:  Mary Gilbreath Grim, Erica Harte, Kristin Spires
Musical Direction by Bob Hess
Copyright Kobalt Music Pub America


9  God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen / We Three Kings
VOCALS:  Doug Jackson, Willy Welch, Arianna Movassagh, John Venable
Rhythm Guitar/Doug Jackson, Willy Welch    Lead Guitar/Kim Platko   
Bass/Peggy Honea     Accordion/Mary Medrick
Musical Direction by Mary Medrick


10  Silent Night
(Franz Gruber)
QUARTET:  Deborah Brown, Stephanie Hall, Max Swarner, Jacob Villarreal
CHORUS:  Beth Albright, Lynn Ambrose, Stephen Bates, Philip Bentham, Connie Coit,  Doug Fowler, Stan Graner, Erica Harte, Drew Kelly, Delynda Johnson Moravec, Alan Pollard, Thomas Renner,
Carrie Slaughter-Whittlesey
Arrangement and Musical Direction by Adam C Wright


11  Mister Santa
(Pat Ballard)                    
VOCALS: Megan Kelly Bates,   Vonda K. Bowling, Marisa Diotalevi, Mary Gilbreath Grim
VOICE OF SANTA:  Robert McCollum
Musical Direction by Vonda K. Bowling
Copyright MPL Music Publishing, Inc.


12  Where Are You, Christmas?
from the motion picture How the Grinch Stole Christmas
(James Horner, Will Jennings, Mariah Carey)
VOCALS:  Patty Breckenridge, Ashley Puckett Gonzales
CHILDREN’S CHORUS:  Emily Barham, Kaj Baker, Kara Lyons, Becca Mighell, Jacey Morris,
Joey Morris, Ashlee Newton, Tru Ramsey, Jacob Redmon
Musical Arrangement and Direction by Scott A. Eckert
Copyright Songs of Universal, Irving Music, Inc., Horner Music


13  Twelve Daze of a Theatrical Christmas
(traditional English carol, revised lyrics by K. Doug Miller)
VOCALS: Brian Hathaway, Linda K. Leonard, Lisa Schreiner Goss, Stan Graner, B.J. Cleveland,
Lon Barrera, Jody Rudman, Michael Serrecchia, Lee Jamison, Jenay Puckett, John Garcia,
Jane Willingham
Sound Effects:  Marco Salinas
Musical Direction by K. Doug Miller


14  Sleigh Ride
(Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish)
VOCALS:  Natalie King, Sheran Goodspeed Keyton, Sara Shelby-Martin, Yolonda Williams
Musical Direction by Lindy Heath Cabe
Copyright EMI Mills Music, Inc.


15  The Night Before Christmas
(Carly Simon)
VOCALS:  Catherine Carpenter Cox, Kayla Carlyle, Jennifer Green, Stephanie Young Brehm,
Erica Peterman

Abi Abel, Lynn Ambrose, Lon Barrera, Megan Kelly Bates, Stephen Bates, Steven E. Beene,
Jock Bethune, Deborah Bryant, Dave Cave, Mary L. Clark, Stacie Cleland, B.J. Cleveland, Connie Coit, Kerry Cole, David Cook, Shoshana Cook, Kirk A. Corley, Susan Doke, Chelsea Duncan, Dena Dunn,
Stephanie Felton, Lisa Schreiner Goss, Stan Graner, Mary Gilbreath Grim, Brian Hathaway, Bob Hess,
Rhiannon Houston, Julie Johnson, Chris Jordan, Kelly Kennedy, Connie Kegg, Linda K. Leonard,
Donatelle Mascari, Morgan Mabry Mason, Amy Mills, Michael B. Moore, Delynda Johnson Moravec,
Kipton Moravec, Ebony Oliver, Erica Peterman, Alan Pollard, Neil Rogers, Nancy Rubin, London Sharay,
Nancy Sherrard, Dustin Simington, Sally Soldo, Kristin Spires, Jerome Stein, Kelly Thomas,
Marty Van Kleeck, Jason Robert Villarreal, Lucia A. Welch, Kristin West, James Williams,
Jane Willingham, Laura Yancey

Mikayla Anthony, Yasemin Arikan, Kaj Baker, Lily Bines, Chapman Blake, Meagan Bramlage,
Jack A. Bryant, Abby Bush, Shelby Chambers, Ashlyn Cheek, Allie Coates, Deborah Cole, Georgia Cole,
Avery Davis, Annie Dodd, Alexandra Doke, Jacqueline Doke, Nicolette Doke, Sydney Favors, Alli Feille,
Tanner Fontana, Rachel Gitter, Max Grim, Rae Hillman, Dawson Holder, Maddie Hulcy, Tanner Jackson,
Sayde Jimenez, Trey Johnson, Katie Krasovec, Megan Lagemann, Taylor Leathers, Emma Leffler,
Katie Love, Nick Lucas, Ellie Manning, Alissa McCaffrey, Alexandra McKelvey, Becca Mighell,
Malley Morales, Jacey Morris, Joey Morris, Alise Newman, Natalie Owens, Hallie Purcell, Hope Reda,
Camille Schuh, Jake Ryan Scott, TeeDee Simons, Brendan Spires, Addie Stone, Mila E. Tomizuka,
Senna Tomizuka, Liam M. Taylor, Rain Thompson, Lauren Urso, Kyle Whiting

Musical Direction & Accompaniment Track by Hans Grim
Guitar/Jason M. Bennett     Percussion/Alan Pollard
Copyright BMG Gold Songs


All tracks produced by K. Doug Miller and Bob Hess
Recorded at Crystal Clear Sound, Dallas, Texas
Engineers Kent Stump, Michael Vazquez, & Nolan Brett