It’s that time of year when families would normally travel into New York City to see the Rockefeller Christmas Tree and celebrate the season with a Broadway show. With Broadway shut down, families are looking for something fun to do while creating new traditions. This year, bring the family for a socially distanced, limited capacity performance of A Slightly Wicked Holiday Show at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, December 19 at 4pm & 8pm as part of the Teed & Brown Broadway & Cabaret Series and Bruce Bennett Nissan Family Series. Ring in the holidays with performers from Broadway’s Wicked! The show, sponsored by Craig’s Jewelers, features Dee Roscioli (Elphaba), Alli Mauzey (Glinda) and Ridgefield Connecticut’s own Sam Gravitte (Fiyero) from the Tony -Award winning musical! Hear holiday classics “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year,” “I Want To Be A Rockette,” “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” and “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” along with Broadway tunes including “Think Of Me” from Phantom of the Opera and “As Long As You’re Mine” from Wicked The Musical. Dee Roscioli has racked up the record for professional performances of Elphaba in Wicked and Mauzey recently performed on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning revival of Hello Dolly! Sam Gravitte is a Ridgefield High School graduate and accomplished lacrosse player, who went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University. Before the Broadway shutdown, Gravitte was currently starring in Wicked as Fiyero.
Before performing on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning revival of Hello, Dolly! Alli Mauzey starred on Broadway as Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked, a role she also performed to critical acclaim on the first national tour and in the San Francisco company. Other Broadway credits include Lenora in the musical Cry-Baby, for which she won a Theatre World Award and was nominated for a Drama League Award, and Brenda in Hairspray (both on Broadway and in the original company of the first national tour). Alli also originated the role of Lenora in the pre-Broadway production of Cry-Baby at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego (Theatre Critics Circle Award). Other New York credits include New York City Center Encores in the role of Minerva in The Golden Apple as well as Sydney in It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s Superman, Ellie May Shipley in Show Boat with the New York Philharmonic and the Off-Broadway production of Red Eye of Love.
Dee Roscioli is best known for her more than 1000 performances as Elphaba in Wicked – an all-time record! She has performed the role on Broadway, in Chicago, and across the US. Additional New York credits include The 24-Hour Musicals, Murder Ballad (Workshop, Manhattan Theatre Club), and Therapy Rocks (NYMF). She has also performed Grizabella in the National Tour of Cats. She recently sang her solo show for a sold out audience at Birdland in NYC and in Chicago as well. She was a special guest of Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal at their concert, and appeared opposite Anthony Rapp in a critically acclaimed performance in a new play entitled Dedalus Lounge. Ms. Roscioli has also been invited to sing at the prestigious Broadway on Broadway, accompanied by a 30-piece orchestra. Most recently Ms. Roscioli was a standby actress for The Cher Show on Broadway.
For tickets ($56.00) call or visit the box office, 203-438-5795 or go online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.