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PHOTOS: The Wag's Christmas Spectacular at The Strand


By John Posada

originally published: 12/18/2021

PHOTOS: The Wag

(LAKEWOOD, NJ) -- The Wag headlined a theater for the first time on Saturday, December 11, 2021 when they presented their Christmas Spectacular at The Strand Theater in Lakewood. The night featured Christmas songs from around the world, dancing, and comedy sketches. Photographer John Posada was on hand to cover the show.

The Wag is composed of Brian Ostering (Bass, Vocals), Alicia Van Sant (Keyboards, Percussion, Vocals), Don Lee (Guitar, Vocals), and Joshua Van Ness (Drums, Vocals) with each band member taking s turn at lead vocals during the show.  The band was joined by Deni Bonet (Violin, Ukulele), Michael Brett (Guitar, Ukulele), Ralph Capasso (Saxophone), and Sheri Matthews (Vocals) throughout the night. In addition, Daria Raguseo and Hope McCarthy danced along on several songs.  William Boudiette, Michael Brett, Ralph Capasso, and James Ostering were part of the comedy sketches.

In addition to performing well known Christmas songs and tunes that represented countries around the world, the band played their original holiday songs.  

Here are photos from the show.

PHOTOS: The Wag

PHOTOS: The Wag

PHOTOS: The Wag

PHOTOS: The Wag

PHOTOS: The Wag

PHOTOS: The Wag

PHOTOS: The Wag

PHOTOS: The Wag

PHOTOS: The Wag

PHOTOS: The Wag

PHOTOS: The Wag

PHOTOS: The Wag

PHOTOS: The Wag

PHOTOS: The Wag

PHOTOS: The Wag

PHOTOS: The Wag

PHOTOS: The Wag

PHOTOS: The Wag

PHOTOS: The Wag

The Strand Theater is located at 400 Clifton Avenue in Lakewood, New Jersey.  For more on The Wag visit www.thewagband.com. All photos by John Posada

John Posada is a New Jersey based photographer specializing in live theatre and music performances. For more than 10 years, John has photographed live music events where he mastered the techniques of timing and capturing fast moving action under challenging lighting conditions to capture that perfect moment that tells a story in a single image. Currently, John has photographed over 110 productions for over 70 different theatres and venues. Click here for John's website.



 
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