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A Merry Funny New England Christmas 2012

A Merry Funny New England Christmas 2012

“Juston McKinney is destined for stardom” – New York Times

Due to snow on the ground in Boston it looks like Comedy Central comedian Juston McKinney won’t make it back home to New England for Christmas from Vegas. Allegedly, Juston said that he “wished he never lived” so his Guardian Angel, Lawrence, sets out to show him what that world would be like—it becomes clear that everyone would have been better off!

New comics, new material, new music for this not to be missed end of the world holiday show!

For mature audiences.

Featuring comedians: Frank Santorelli, Kelly MacFarland, and Jeff Koen

Guest comic Frank Santorelli
Frank is an Italian-American who is best known for playing the recurring role of “Georgie the Bartender” in The Sopranos.  Frank is also well known for his starring role in The Godfathers of Comedy. Frank has starred in numerous movies, including: No Reservations, Meet the Parents, and Crooked Lines.

Guest comic Kelly MacFarland
Kelly has an extensive resume including comedy clubs, theaters, colleges and multiple television appearances including Comedy Central, Today Show and Cartoon Network. In 2010, Kelly was voted Best of the Fest at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival. Kelly released her first album, Bombshell, in 2011 and her second album will be released in 2013. Most recently, Kelly has appeared on the TV Guide Channel’s Stand up in Stilettos with Kate Flannery from The Office. Kelly captivates the crowd with her charm and non-stop energy. Her playful point of view makes her irresistible and a must see!

Guest comic Jeff Koen
Jeff has performed standup comedy in and around the Boston area for the past five years.  He also plays a high comic role in the independent film Heavy Times, which the called, “an original road trip flick unlike any that have come before it” and referred to his role as “the main standout in the cast.”  In 2011 Koen won the O’Brien Contest in the greater Boston area, beating out a field on 40 professional comedians.

Musicians - The Gaudy Baubles

Under the guidance of Music Hall Music Director Bob Lord, the Gaudy Baubles is a rocking holiday quintet with a stunning vocalist that will treat the audience to everything from traditional Christmas chestnuts to hysterical musical spoofs and parodies.

Bandleader Bob Lord
Bob Lord is a bassist, composer, producer, and CEO of PARMA Recordings.  He has produced artists such as Grammy-winner Richard Stoltzman, Pulitzer Prize-winner Lewis Spratlan, and NY Philharmonic concertmaster Glenn Dicterow, and co-produced with Pete Townshend of The Who.  Bob is a co-founder of the award-winning trio Dreadnaught, and is Music Director for the Music Hall and its acclaimed series Writers On A New England Stage.

Drummer Rick Habib
As Dreadnaught co-founder and drummer, Rick has toured and recorded extensively – sharing the stage with John Entwistle (The Who), NRBQ, and Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson) among others.  Rick has performed with other regionally-known artists, including Jon Nolan, The Molenes, Ed Jurdi, and Tom Yoder.

Guitarist Shaun Michaud
Shaun has toured North America with Fates Warning and Event, had his music featured in numerous television programs, and is the Lead Engineer for PARMA Recordings.  Shaun’s new group The Collectibles is currently preparing is debut release.

Vocalist Renée Dupuis
A graduate of the Hartt School (Hartford, CT) in Voice, Renee performs with various ensembles and music theater productions, and is a vocalist/pianist for The Bandit Kings, a Boston-based group which has performed at venues across the US.  She is the Manger of Artist Coordination for PARMA Recordings and works closely with numerous world-class

Keyboardist Chris Sink
Chris is a sought-after keyboard player based on the New Hampshire seacoast who has performed with a variety of jazz, soul, funk, and rock groups including Moon Minion, Amorphous Band, Dreadnaught, Gramafoma, and PowerMoneyCake, among others.


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