A CHRISTMAS WISH
Friday, December 22, 2017 – 7:00 pm
Produced by Sam DiVita / Musical Direction by Frank Pitts
Original Musical Direction & Arrangements by William TN Hall
Featuring Michael Kirk Lane
With Colin Hodgkin and Elsa Harchick
Fenton Village Players is thrilled to offer this amazing Christmas Concert on our stage.
Michael Kirk Lane, currently living in New York City, returns to Fenton Village Players with a benefit concert titled “A Christmas Wish” on December 22, 2017 at 7:00pm.
The show will have music ranging from classics Christmas Carols to modern musical theatre gems, and will touch on the theme of how we all can put our differences aside and join together during the joyous holiday season.
Lane will be joined on stage by two other FVP alums that have gone on to enjoy lives in professional theatre, Elsa Harchick and Colin Hodgkin. The evening is produced for FVP by Sam DiVita, and will be musically directed by Frank Pitts. Original musical direction and arrangements are credited to composer William TN Hall.
Lane was a member of the original cast of the Off-Broadway musical Hell’s Belles! He is a two-time Manhattan Association of Cabaret Award nominee, and his previous cabaret shows “Songs from The Rock, The Street, and The Hood” and “Now You Know” both enjoyed multiple runs at Don’t Tell Mama and The Laurie Beechman Theatre respectively. He is a member of the voice cast of the new hit children’s web series The Flying Tent for which he also serves as Associate Producer. For the past 9 years Lane has also been part of the team at No Strings Productions, making puppet films for children in troubled areas around the globe. Mid-Michigan audiences may remember Lane from his years as part of the resident acting company at Flint Youth Theatre, most recently returning in 2012 for Our Town.
Lane was a fixture at FVP both onstage and backstage during the late 90’s and early 2000’s performing in many shows and serving on the organizations board. In regard to this return he says, “I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to return and give back to an organization that gave me a safe place to explore my craft and learn as a young adult. The importance of community based arts organizations like FVP can’t be underestimated. FVP continues to be a beacon in the community from their commitment to producing quality local theatre, and giving community members both young and old a place to create.”
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