John Trones: Christmas in the City with Special Guest Jim Brickman
Presented by Hennepin Theatre Trust
Mon, December 23, 2013 at 7:30pm
$36.50 to $79.00
The hottest holiday ticket in town is back! International recording artist, John Trones returns to Minneapolis this season with his stylish and witty celebration of the holidays, Christmas in the City. Special guest, Grammy-nominated piano sensation, Jim Brickman joins John for this special 10th Anniversary concert along with Jen Burleigh Bentz of Broadway's Mamma Mia! Don't miss this spectacular one-night-only event!
VIP/Gold Circle Tickets include admission to the exclusive After Party immediately following the show at SEVEN, next door to the Pantages! Meet and mingle with the artists after the show and enjoy complimentary appetizers and champagne toast and a cash bar with Christmas in the City drink specials!
Christmas in the City is the seasonal celebration featuring the music of Minneapolis native and international recording artist John Trones. Grammy nominated piano sensation Jim Brickman and Jen Burleigh Bentz of Broadway’s Mamma Mia! will join the show as a special guests.
Born and still living in Minneapolis, John Trones was raised in a musically gifted family including his sister, Mary Beth Carlson, the pianist and national recording artist. He graduated from the University of Minnesota and wrote, produced and starred in a series of successful musical comedy cabaret shows at the Bryant Lake Bowl in the late 1990s including "3 Way" and "Zombies from the Beyond." In 1999, he released his debut album, "Forward," a collection of Broadway and contemporary love songs including "One Fine Day" and "It Had to Be You." In August 1999, he toured the U.S. with Olivia Newton-John and Jim Brickman and was the creative producer of Brickman’s PBS special, "My Romance," in 2000.
Trones has also been active in the Twin Cities theatre scene with shows including “The Twilight of the Golds” at the Cedar Riverside Theatre in 2001, which Lavender Magazine named one of the ten best theatre productions of 2001 with John named as one of the season’s outstanding performers. He also performed in the popular "The 1940's Radio Hour" at Hennepin Stages in 2008 and released his fifth CD, "Jolly Holiday," with singer/songwriter Joanna Jahn in 2010. He and Jim Brickman frequently perform together including such tours as "Yesterday Once More–A Tribute to the Music made famous by The Carpenters" in 2011-12, alongside some of the finest symphonies in the country such as the Minnesota Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony and Dallas Symphony.
A portion of all proceeds will be donated in support of the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Children's Cancer Research Fund.