Big Band Holiday

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$32.00 - $62.00

About This Show

The incredible Big Band Alumni celebrates the holidays for the first time at El Portal Theatre!  


You’ll hear classic Big Band arrangements of your favorite holiday music, pumped out of 17 fabulous instrumentalists, featuring full sections of saxophones, trombones, trumpets and a wailing rhythm section – live on the Debbie Reynolds MainStage, lead by crooner Bill A. Jones (Glee), and featuring the lovely and elegant Nancy Osborne!  

Young and old alike will get hip to that Big Band beat and create memories at this swingin' holiday party, sure to put you into the Spirit of the Season – and that's no jive!  

Songs include: White Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Santa Clause is Coming to Town, The Christmas Song, Winter Wonderland, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Silver Bells, Home for the Holidays, I’ll be Home for Christmas, Santa Baby, Baby It’s Cold Outside, Rocking Around The Christmas Tree, Let It Snow, March of The Toys, and We Need A Little Christmas!!!!!

These amazing artists played with the greatest Big Bands of all time, like Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Harry James, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Les Brown, and many other original bands of the swing era! These players have not just spent time in those ‘name’ bands, but have worked with such artists as FRANK SINATRA, RAY CHARLES, ROD STEWART, ELVIS, and LADY GAGA – to name just a few. In years past, this band played the Academy Award Governor’s Ball, The Reagan Library, and opened for TONY BENNETT at the Beverly Hilton – and vocalist Bill A. Jones was named one of LA’s Top Concert Artists in BroadwayWorld, and singer Nancy Osborne has Grammy nominated CDs to her credit!

As an added bonus, the Monroe Forum Theatre will be decked out for DANCING with the live band's music and video simultaneously piped-in. So you can relax and enjoy the music from the comfort of the Debbie Reynolds MainStage, or get revved up and dance in the Monroe. 

Champagne and other beverages will be available in the Marilyn Monroe lobby bar to lift your spirits!

Please remember you must be vaccinated to attend this event. We also require wearing masks inside the venue.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: December 18, 2021 Final Performance: December 19, 2021