SNL, Saturday Night Live, Ana Gasteyer, Seattle Men's Chorus, Baby, It's Cold Outside
Seattle Men's Chorus (SMC) is heading to south-of-the-border and other tropical locales this holiday season with Baby, It's Cold Outside. With their unique blend of song, dance and campy comedy, Seattle Men's Chorus has carved its niche as Seattle's OTHER holiday tradition. This year they will add some heat to traditional holiday tunes in eight sizzling Seattle concerts, plus two out-of-town concerts in Tacoma and Everett.
For the first two performances of their 33rd season opener, SMC welcomes stage and TV star Ana Gasteyer (Nov.30 & Dec. 1 only) as the guest artist.
Ana Gasteyer rose to fame during her six seasons on Saturday Night Live (1996 – 2002) portraying celebrities such as Martha Stewart, Celine Dion, and Hillary Rodham Clinton. But it may be her hilarious NPR skit, Delicious Dish with Molly Shannon, Alec Baldwin and those fantastic Schweddy Balls, for which she is most famous. After SNL, Ana Gasteyer went on to originate the role of Elphaba in the Chicago production of Wicked and later reprised that role on Broadway. She appeared in the films Mean Girls and The Women, as well as dozens of TV shows including Frasier, The Good Wife and Curb Your Enthusiasm. She currently has a recurring role as the wacky neighbor, Sheila Shay, on ABC's hit show, Suburgatory.
For this 2012 holiday concert, the men will pull out their warm-weather gear and entertain with songs that include fresh takes on "Una Navidad en Rio," "Warm December," and "Moonlight on the Sand," as well as holiday favorites, "Jingle Bell Rock," "I'll Be Home For Christmas," and "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm." Celebrated local drag chanteuse Arnaldo will join the men for the title song "Baby, It's Cold Outside" and the Chorus will, of course, take advantage of the Watjen Concert Organ to dazzle with breathtaking choral pieces like "Gloria" and "Silent Night."