Come join two marvelous singers perform the greatest hits from those Christmas Specials from the 60s, 70s and 80s. A sing-a-long is a required part of putting us in the holiday spirit. A silent auction and raffle drawing will also be held. Great fun and definitely family friendly. Features complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.
The health and safety of our patrons and performers is our first priority. We are following CDC guidelines to ensure the safety of everyone. Masks are encouraged at our events.
Praised for her “beautiful sound,” “free spirit,” and “silver high notes,” Louisiana-born soprano Cadie J. Bryan is quickly emerging as a captivating and versatile performer in a variety of repertoire. She recently came out of the Marion Roose Pullin Arizona Opera Studio where she performed mainstage leading and supporting roles including Musetta in La bohème, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Bess in Craig Bohmler’s Riders of the Purple Sage, Maid in the Taliesin West Premier of Daron Hagen’s Shining Brow, and Annina in La traviata. She spent three seasons with Des Moines Metro Opera during which she debuted roles including Clarine in Rameau’s Platée, Chlöe in Queen of Spades, and Second Wood Sprite in the Emmy Award-winning production of Rusalka. Dedicated to promoting new works, Cadie’s other career highlights include Chan Parker in Daniel Schnyder’s and Bridgette Wimberly’s Charlie Parker’s Yardbird and Lucy in Fellow Travelers with Arizona Opera as well as Clara in Jake Heggie’s and Gene Scheer’s It’s A Wonderful Life at Indiana University. Cadie is an alumna of Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute for singers where she studied and performed in a variety of art song and lieder recitals with world renowned pianists and coaches. She received a Master’s degree and a Performance Diploma from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and her Bachelor of Music from Louisiana State University.
“Truly an anthem of our times” said Classic FM in regards to Matthew Ciuffitelli’s AKA (The Opera Guy)’s ‘Figaro’ parody. He appeared as Dr. Malatesta in Don Pasquale, Bob and Ben in The Old Maid and the Thief, Sergeant Belcore in L’Elisir d’Amore, the Sacristan in Tosca with Eastern Opera, Papageno in Nyack, Eisenstein in Amore Opera’s Die Fledermaus, Prince Yamadori in New Jersey Festival Orchestra’s Madama Butterfly as well as Angelotti in Tosca. Ciuffitelli has performed in The Telephone with Light Opera of New Jersey, Die Zauberflöte in New York’s Pardington Hall, and at Sarasota Opera as a featured resident artist singing the Official Registrar in the company’s production of Madama Butterfly. He has also covered Valentin in the St. Petersburgh Opera’s production of Faust. Matthew could be seen singing in the Broadway’s 10th Anniversary Concert of A Tale of Two Cities as Gabel and the Male Principal understudy. While in Chicago, Ciuffitelli had the unique opportunity to perform with the Rolling Stones at Chicago’s United Center and to appear in the U.S. premiere of the mixed-media work, Mountain Top, by Dutch avant-pop composer Jacob Ter Veldhuis
Matthew was the recipient of the 2018 Career Bridges Grant as well as the winner of the 2018 New Jersey State Opera Competition Award. He can be seen touring internationally with the world-renowned Sharpe Family Singers. You can find him on Facebook as @TheOperaGuyOfficial, YouTube and TikTok as @TheOperaGuy, and Instagram as @the_operaguy.
Zachary Smith is a pianist/music director in the Lancaster area. He has provided musical direction for 18 shows, mostly at the Ephrata Performing Arts Center including Ragtime, West Side Story and Sweeney Todd. He was the music counselor for EPAC Summer Theater camps for three years. He accompanies piano for Locust Grove United Church of Christ in York. He received his MS and BA in Clinical Psychology from Millersville University in 2020 and has an interest in studying the link between Mental Health and Music as well as Piano Pedagogical Techniques for students with Mental Health Disorders, especially ADHD, Autism, Depression and Anxiety.