The silky smooth vocals of Omaha’s first lady of song and theater, Camille Metoyer Moten, help complete the sound of the holidays around here. She headlines a series of live, in-person concerts at the scene of some of her greatest stage triumphs, the Omaha Community Playhouse, performing sacred and secular Christmas music.

Her all-star backing band is led by music director and keyboardist David P. Murphy, with Mark Haar on bass and Joey Gulizia on percussion-drums. A different guest artist joins her each week: John Morrissey (Dec. 2-6); Paul Tranisi (Dec. 11-13); and Kathy Tyree (Dec. 18-20).

Friday-Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday shows are at 2 p.m.

Susie Baer Collins directs, sets designed by Jim Othuse and Tim Burkhart and John Gibilisco handles the sound. Strict safety measures are observed. Just ask Metoyer Moten. “The place is immaculate. Masks are mandatory. The risers have been removed to provide physical distancing for patrons. A new HVAC system sanitizes everything. The whole experience is touch-less,” she said. “I will be performing behind a plexiglass barrier, which will make for some fun jokes, I’m sure.“ For tickets, call 402-553-0800 or visit www.omahaplayhouse.com.

 

 


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