HAMLET — The DeWitt Performing Arts Series at Richmond Community College welcomes back for a third time Emile Pandolfi, a classically trained pianist, for a special holiday show at the Cole Auditorium on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
“We are excited to be able to bring to our audiences ‘Christmas with Emile Pandolfi,’ a delightful evening of holiday music, good humor and cheer,” said Joey Bennett, Cole Auditorium director. “Emile spins his incredible talent, impeccable story-telling ability and engaging sense of humor around some of the most recognizable holiday songs.”
Pandolfi performed at the Cole, which is located on the main campus of Richmond Community College, in 2011 and 2012 and became an instant favorite of the Cole audience.
He is noted for his ability to take his life-long classical education and marry it to a non-classical repertoire.
Joining Pandolfi for his Christmas concert is vocalist Dana Russell. She has had major roles in “Showboat,” “The Fantastiks,” “Sweeney Todd,” “West Side Story” and “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.” She also toured as a singer and dancer with Broadway revues. Her television and radio credits include serving as co-host and co-anchor on national broadcasts “Cheyenne Country” with Steve Gatlin, Bill Gaither’s “Jubilate” and appearances on “The 700 Club.”
“This is a wonderful pairing of talents, and we know this will be a holiday show our audience will not soon forget,” Bennett said.
Tickets to the show are $25 and can be purchased through the Cole Auditorium Box Office. Box office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cole Auditorium is located on the Richmond Community College campus at 1042 W. Hamlet Ave.
Wylie Bell is director of Marketing and Communications for Richmond Community College