Boston Rock Opera’s Happening Holiday Special
Raising Money for Hurricane Maria Relief
December 16, 2017 • 8:30pm
ONCE Ballroom, 156 Highland Ave. Somerville, MA
$12 advance / $15 at door / All Ages* (under 18 with guardian)
Boston Rock Opera’s Happening Holiday Special Brings Musicians Together for Hurricane Maria Relief
One Night Only! Boston Rock Opera is bringing together more than thirty performers from the Boston music scene to celebrate the holidays with music and laughter, while raising money for Hurricane Maria relief. December 16th, 2017 at ONCE Ballroom, 156 Highland Ave, Somerville, Massachusetts 02143. 8:30pm sharp. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. The show is suitable for all ages. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
The Show: It’s Christmas Eve as reclusive rock star Mick Mondo (BRO co-founder Mick Maldonado) sits alone by the fire, convinced that he’s been forgotten. Solstina the Solstice Goddess (Linda Viens) appears to remind him of the many reasons for the holiday season. While her intentions are good, the guests who perform classic Christmas songs remind him, and us, of the cultural shifts and uncertain times we live in. It takes a special performance by Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, and a return to the stage with Mondo’s band Streaker, to bring a bit of joy to the old rocker’s heart. Or does it? Find out in this original send-up of Made-for-TV Holiday Specials.
Once again, Boston Rock Opera has assembled some of the music scene’s best vocalists and musicians including Music Directors Peter Moore, Joshua Pickering, and Mick Maldonado, and vocalists John Powhida, Ali McGuirk, Ad Frank, Valerie Forgione, John Surette, Johnny Blazes, Gene Dante, Goddamn Glenn, Erica Mantone, Rod van Stoli, C. Moon Mullins and many more! After the show, DJ Jed Gottlieb will keep you dancing and enjoying the holiday spirits until last call.
In addition to raising funds for Hurricane relief via the One America Appeal for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, we ask that people bring a small gift for the children of Puerto Rico.
Music Direction by Peter Moore, Joshua Pickering and Mick Maldonado. Story by Eleanor Ramsay. Projections by Vidumami
Holiday’s in Here:
Peter Moore – Keys, Musical Director
Charles Hansen – Guitar
Jim Haggerty – Bass
Jim Janota – Drums
Vocals: Linda Viens, John Surette, Johnny Blazes, John Powhida, Ali McGuirk, Peter Moore, Valerie Forgione, Gene Dante, Goddamn Glen, Ad Frank and more!
Performing Muppet Holiday Classics
Allison Sigrist – Keys
Kevin Coombs – Guitar
Dug McCormack – Bass
Ethan Ben Joseph – Sax
Josh Pickering – Drums, Musical Director
Vocals: Sue Minichiello, Rodd Godd, C. Moon Mullins, Gene Dante, Michelle Paulhus, Josh Pickering and Erica Mantone!
Mick Mondo and Streaker
Mick Mondo – Guitar, Vocals, Musical Director
Mark Cherone – Guitar
Pete Sutton – Bass
Joel Simches – Keys
Nancy Delany – Drums
Tamora Gooding – Percussion
The Mondettes: Kameelah Benjamin-Fuller, Mayte Antelo, Michelle Paulhus
After the show the party continues with DJ Jed Gottlieb spinning holiday tunes to keep you dancing all night!