The Sounds of Aloha Chorus is known for putting on original comedies for its annual and Christmas shows, and we love making people laugh. But this Christmas we tried something a little different: just a whole lot of good singing, featuring the chorus, quartets, audience participation, and some special guests!
"An Acappella Christmas" on December 2, 2017, at Paliku Theatre was emceed by Tim Hopkins and Adam LeFebvre, who guided the audience through an evocative (Tim) and humorous (Adam) tour of some of the best-loved Christmas standards, as well as some lesser-known songs. The show also was a chance to shine for our five—yes, five!—quartets, and Full Measure, Funny Bones, Wong Fu, Resonance, and 19th Avenue did not disappoint! As always, the traditional sing-alongs and the ukulele play-along were a hit, and there sure is plenty of musical talent in our audiences!
To top it all off, we were pleased to be joined in the show's powerful musical finale by three men who took part in our Guest Singer Program. Rafael Li, Dan Reed, and Chris Kinslow shared their voices and their enthusiasm with us for the month of November so they could try barbershop singing out themselves and experience performing it live on stage. We hope we, and you, will be seeing more of them in the future.
We got some really positive feedback from attendees about how much they enjoyed this show, and we're taking it to heart. So while lovers of musical comedy can look forward to more funny SOA theatrics in future shows, we also know there's nothing more entertaining than just plain great singin'!