Dec. 14, 2022: Concordia Conservatory’s annual holiday tradition marks its 23rd year with a musical MOVIE. “It Takes a Holiday Village” will open with an already sold out red carpet premiere at The Picture House in Bronxville on Sunday, December 18 at 5:00 pm.
In addition to the premiere, the movie is showing at The Picture House in Bronxville on December 20 at 6:30 pm and at the Picture House in Pelham on December 19-23.
Tickets ($20 adult and $10 senior/child) are available online at www.concordiaconservatory.org and by phone at 914-395-4507.
“It Takes a Holiday Village” follows Santa and Carlton, his elf in charge of technology, as they tour a special Holiday Village that serves as Santa’s second home away from the North Pole. Carlton urges Santa to make a decision that could change the Village forever.
The musical movie team includes composer Chris Landy, a Concordia Conservatory alum and Westchester County native & resident, 8-time Emmy Award-winning Executive Producer/Director Alan Weiss. Writer/Director Greg Suss has staged 20 Conservatory holiday productions and written 5 shows over the 23-year history. Bronxville Mayor Mary Marvin is portrayed in the musical and many of the location shoots were held in the village of Bronxville. Tuckahoe Mayor Omayra Andino also makes an appearance playing a Christmas carol on piano.
The rest of the production team includes music director and Conservatory faculty, Jon Klibonoff, choreographer Jason Summers, costume designer Michele Rohr of Bronxville and production assistant, Lilly Slaughter.
The movie’s cast hails from throughout Westchester and Fairfield Counties and includes Zach Bostock, Rayleen Bourdierd, Anyi Chen, Cindy Chen, Maeve Donnelly, Stella Donnelly, Nathaniel Dower, Sofia Duffy, Caris Erman-Thurmond, Ariana Gleason, Simon Grogan, Reed Harris Butts, Trixie Herman, Josh Judin, Kit Knapp, Blake Lander, Harry Manion, Chloe Mayer, Kelly McWilliams, Maeve McWilliams, Kathleen Moriarty, Samiya Narain, Elaina Poulos, Mariana Profili, Jeffrey Rohr, Laura Sanchez, Alexandra Seuffert, Katarina Seuffert, Lauren Seuffert, Lilly Slaughter, Avery Smith, Darcy Smith, Jordan Smith, Grace Smyth, Julia Tobin, Kayla Tobin, and Lila Wahl.
Since 1999, the Conservatory’s annual tuition-free holiday musical has been a beloved community institution and an effective theatre arts outreach program, supported by generous donors who have given over $1million. In its 23-year history, the musical has been seen by 18,000 enthusiastic audience members and performed by 1,600 performers. The Concordia Conservatory annual holiday community musical provides an opportunity for area youth and young adults to participate, without regard to family financial situation and disability.
The Bronxville Public Library traces its origins back to 1875, when it was a small lending library housed in a room attached to the “Bronxville Model School.” The Library was officially chartered in 1906 and moved into the Village Hall Building. The needs of the library grew with the town and, in 1942, a new standalone building was erected, which is where the Library is today. Over the years, the Library was renovated and expanded to meet the needs of the community.
The Library has wonderful resources for adults and children and offers a comfortable and relaxing environment. The Library also houses a fine art collection, consisting principally of Bronxville painters and sculptors.
The Library offers special events, art exhibitions, and programs for adults, young adults and children. All events are open to the public, unless otherwise indicated.
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Concordia Conservatory, a preeminent center for music education in Westchester County, is a welcoming community where children and adults find lifelong inspiration and joy through learning, performing, listening to, and participating with others in music. Concordia Conservatory, a community outreach division of Concordia College, offers top quality music programs for early childhood, youth, adults and seniors. The Conservatory's vision is to enrich the lives of the people in our community through music.
Executive Director: Kathleen Suss
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Bronxville, New York 10708
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