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Arts & Entertainment ‘Enchanted Broadway Holiday’ set for Dec. 3 at WCU

WCU Catamount decked out for the holidays.Western Carolina University will host “An Enchanted Broadway Holiday Show” performed by award-winning recording artists Lee Lessack and Joanna O’Brien and directed by John Boswell on Tuesday, Dec. 3.

The performance will begin 7:30 p.m. in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at WCU. Tickets are free for students and $5 for all others.

The show will feature beloved holiday classics such as “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” “Carol of the Bells,” “Some Children See Him,” “Merry Christmas, Darling” and “O Holy Night.”

Lessack, who is known for the grace in his baritone, has toured the United States and Europe, to sold-out crowds. In addition, he founded LML Music, which is home to more than 100 recording artists and performers.

Soprano O’Brien has trained in classical music and has a degree in opera from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She has a wide range of musical styles, but has worked over the years to bridge the gap between opera, Broadway and pop.

Boswell, a leading director in the music industry, has worked with Judy Collins, Andy Williams and Bob Newhart. He has been a part of multiple on- and off- Broadway shows including “Crazy for You” and “The Secret Garden.”

The performance at WCU is part of the 2013-14 Arts and Cultural Events Performance Series. For more information about the ACE series, visit or contact Rotimi Ariyo, associate director for university center programs, at 828-227-3751.

For tickets, visit the Bardo Arts Center box office in person or online at, or call (828)227-2479.

Written by students in Debra Connelly’s “Public Relations Writing” class at WCU.

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