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The Charleston Christmas Special Opens Dec. 5 with All-New Show

The much-loved Charleston Christmas Special opens on Dec. 5 entertaining audiences of all ages with holiday classics, spiritual favorites, comedy sketches and everything in between.

Running Dec. 5-21 at the Charleston Music Hall, The Charleston Christmas Special is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. Former Broadway performers and long-time producers of variety shows and musical revues in Charleston, Brad and Jennifer Moranz entertain more than 9,000 people each December.  

Two new features this year:

Dinner & Show ticket: For $60 per person, guests receive one show ticket (evening performances only) plus a pre-fix three-course dinner at Vincent Chicco’s, an Italian-American restaurant located next door to the Charleston Music Hall. Dinner & Show ticket does not include etix fees, dinner tax/gratuity. It cannot be combined with other promotions or offers and wine specials are an additional fee.

The Charleston Christmas Special has partnered with the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry for Kids Night Out: Holiday Edition on Friday, Dec. 19. Parents can drop their children off at the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry, then walk across the street for dinner and to enjoy The Charleston Christmas Special. CML will provide pizza, games, activities and crafts from 5-9:30 p.m. Costs and registration details are available online.

Producers Brad and Jennifer Moranz are bringing back audience favorites while creating entirely new musical performances and comedy sketches. Highlights include a quartet of men singing II Divo’s version of “O Holy Night,” Julie Bell performing Christian artist Sandi Patty’s version of “Angels We Have Heard on High,” and Eddie Wilson playing Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” on piano. Plus, even the youngest audience members will enjoy a medley of children’s holiday favorites, including “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas.”

The Charleston Christmas Special performances are:

  • 7 p.m. Dec. 5
  • 2 p.m. Dec. 6
  • 3 p.m. Dec. 7
  • 7 p.m. Dec. 11
  • 7 p.m. Dec. 12
  • 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 13
  • 3 p.m. Dec. 14
  • 7 p.m. Dec. 18 (Kids Free Night)
  • 7 p.m. Dec. 19
  • 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 20
  • 3 p.m. Dec. 21

Tickets are $36 for adults; $33 for seniors (age 62 and up) and military; $19 for students 21 and under; $16 for children 12 and under. Additional etix fees may apply. Group rates are available; call 843-416-8453. On Kids Free Night Dec. 18, guests can receive one free kid’s ticket with the purchase of a paid adult/senior ticket (please call 843-416-8453 to take advantage of this offer).

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