Liam Dahlborn as Hermey the Elf, Michael Accardo as Yukon Cornelius, and Armando Carlo IV as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Liam Dahlborn as Hermey the Elf, Michael Accardo as Yukon Cornelius, and Armando Carlo IV as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer star in the new stage version homage to the 1964 holiday TV special, now playing in Chicago until Jan. 5, 2014.
Concert camaraderie: Under the Streetlamp promises fresh mix of musical fun for second PBS concert taping
Entertainer Michael Cunio promises audiences a party at every performance of Under the Streetlamp, the skyrocketed foursome of talented young singers introduced as new stage faces just two years ago.
MERRILLVILLE | Just a year after their first PBS taped concert special proved popular with national audiences and generous pledge callers, the musical group Under the Streetlamp was back at Star Plaza Theatre preparing to tape a second PBS concert on Saturday.
The singing group Under the Streetlamp, made up of former cast members from Broadway's "Jersey Boys," rehearse at the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville to prepare for Saturday's PBS concert taping before a live audience.
Broadway choreographer Caitlin Carter advises Shonn Wiley, while Michael Cunio, left, and Michael Ingersoll await her direction as the singing group Under the Streetlamp rehearses for a PBS TV concert at Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville.
Michael Ingersoll, left, Shonn Wiley, Michael Cunio and Christopher Kale Jones of Under the Streetlamp rehearse at Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville for Saturday's PBS TV concert taping before a live audience.
Michael Ingersoll, from left, Christopher Kale Jones, Shonn Wiley and Michael Cunio from the singing group Under the Streetlamp, rehearse at the Star Plaza Theater for their upcoming second PBS concert special to air in March.
Hermey the Elf and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer are the puppet animation stars from from the 1964 TV special created by Rankin/Bass, which is the inspiration for a stage version coming to Chicago in December 2013 presented by Broadway in Chicago.
In the 1975 TV animated special by Chuck Jones called "Rikki Tikki Tavi," based on the short story in "The Jungle Book" written in 1894 by Rudyard Kipling, the title character is a young mongoose who does battle with a pair of cobras in a family's garden in India.
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Dick Clark, who died in April 2012, began hosting ABC's annual New Year's Eve TV specials in 1977.
Andy Griffith as Himself Narrating the 1976 Animated Christmas TV Special "Frosty The Snowman's Winter Wonderland"
Andy Griffith lent his voice to his animated likeness for a 1976 holiday TV special, 'Frosty the Snowman's Winter Wonderland.'
Actor James Broderick plays Mr. Parker and David Elliott (right) is Ralphie in the 1976 PBS movie 'The Phantom of the Open Hearth,' based on Shepherd's story of his father's prized Leg Lamp.
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