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Holmdel Theatre Company Presents "BETSY WOLFE: A Pants Optional Holiday"

Holmdel Theatre Company Presents "BETSY WOLFE: A Pants Optional Holiday"

(HOLMDEL, NJ) -- Holmdel Theatre Company presents the livestream premiere of the virtual concert BETSY WOLFE: A Pants Optional Holiday on Sunday, December 6th at 7:00pm ET.  Share some laughs and tears with Betsy as she performs Broadway favorites from her starring roles (Waitress, 35MM, The Last 5 Years) as well as bringing her own flair to hits “Waving Through a Window” and other unique holiday classics.

A Pants Optional Holiday is truly the state of the nation. This livestream will be sure to bring you cheer as we head into the holiday season. The show includes an exclusive first time collaboration with Jessica Vosk (Wicked). You won’t want to miss when two of Broadway’s best combine their quarantine bubbles to come “Together at Last”.

One of the most versatile and keenly intelligent Broadway performers of her generation, Wolfe has starred in numerous Broadway shows and sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall and two Met operas. Holmdel is delighted to once again welcome Wolfe back after her acclaimed solo show - Broadway at the Barn: Holiday Edition - last December.

"Having Betsy perform at Holmdel is starting to become a holiday tradition," said Holmdel Theatre Company Executive Director Colleen Cook.   "We loved having her last year and we are so please to welcome her and Jessica this season.   I am thrilled to partner with Broadwayworld.com and spread holiday cheer to a wider audience."

This concert was originally filmed November 22 in front of an intimate socially distanced crowd at Holmdel's Duncan Smith Theatre.

Tickets are $20 and now on sale online. Musical direction for A Pants Optional Holiday is provided by Meg Zervoulis, guitar accompaniment by Justin Goldner, produced by HTC Executive Director Colleen Cook, Photography/VIdeography by Michael Kushner Photography, sound and lighting design by HTC Technical Director Chris Szczerbienski and sound editing by Alan Waters/Dimly Wit Productions.  


Betsy Wolfe was most recently seen in the indie feature FIRST ONE IN with Georgia King and Kat Foster.   Wolfe had a guest starring role on the CBS series INSTINCT and is starring in the new holiday film ESTELLA SCROOGE: A CHRISTMAS CAROL WITH A TWIST which will be released on November 27, 2020.   Wolfe also performed her one woman cabaret show ALL BETS ARE OFF to sold out crowds at Feinstein's/54 Below in NYC, Las Vegas, San Francisco, New Orleans, and more.   She has established herself as one of the most versatile and keenly intelligent Broadway performers of her generation.   She starred as Jenna Hunterson, the title role in the Tony nominated musical Waitress.  Prior to that, Wolfe played Cordelia, one of the lovable “lesbians from next door,” in the Broadway revival of Falsettos. She is perhaps best known for her critically acclaimed performance as Cathy in the off-Broadway revival of The Last Five Years. Wolfe’s other Broadway credits include Ellen in Bullets Over Broadway directed by Susan Stroman and Rosa Bud in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and 110 in the Shade followed by Everyday Rapture. She also appeared as Beth in the Encores! production of Merrily We Roll Along. She starred in the La Jolla Playhouse world premiere production of Up Here, and created the role of Mary Ann Singleton in ACT's world premiere of Tales of the City. Wolfe received her BFA in musical theatre from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. She made her Metropolitan Opera debut in Douglas Carter Beane’s adaptation of Die Fledermaus. She has been a guest artist for over 50 symphony, pops, and philharmonic orchestras across the U.S. and internationally including the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The New York Pops and the BBC Orchestra. Cast recordings include Falsettos, Bullets over BroadwayThe Last Five Years, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Everyday Rapture, Stage Door Canteen35MM, and Merrily We Roll Along. Wolfe can be seen in the film adaptation of The Last Five Years.

Holmdel Theatre Company at the Duncan Smith Theater (HTC) is a non-profit, semi-professional theatre company dedicated to presenting fresh interpretations of classic plays as well as rarely presented modern dramas and comedies. HTC is dedicated to providing opportunities for students and non-professionals to work with professional theatre artists in a collaborative, artistic and educational exchange. Making this sophisticated informality possible is The Duncan Smith Theater. Congenial and warm, this historic, 125-year-old barn has been transformed into a modern black box theatre, making a fully accessible space for actors and patrons to enjoy incredible theatre and connect with the performing artists.  

originally published: 11/23/2020

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