LEWISTON — The 4th annual “Holiday in Lights” with Mitch Thomas and Friends will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, in the performance hall at the Gendron Franco Center, 46 Cedar St. The doors and bar will open at 6 p.m. for a pre-show reception.

Thomas, a local pianist/singer/songwriter who is the center’s executive director and directs and performs at Community Little Theatre, will present several seasonal favorites, including some of his own compositions and arrangements, including “Light a Candle for Peace.”

The event features several other local artists, including Tony Morin, local guitarist and singer; Krista Johnson, who is known for her portrayal of Connie Francis in “Among My Souvenirs; Maddy Leslie, who has performed in many Community Little Theatre productions; her sister, Mia-Angelina Leslie; Carl Steidel, often a featured baritone with the Maine Music Society; Hayden Thomas, who played teen “Fiona” in CLT’s production of “Shrek, the Musical;” Kristen J. Thomas and Nakesha (Kay) Warren, who both recently starred in CLT’s production of “Sister Act.” Warren also directs shows at CLT.

Also performing are vocalists, Jay Barrett, Caroline Young Coffin, Justin Reid, John Muzzy and Andy Dolci; trumpeter, Jody Steidel; violinists, Aya Wakita, Ryan Spooner, Perla Moguel and Josh White; bassist, Jeff Munson; guitarist, Neil James; organist, Jon Whitmore; pianist Dan Burgess; and drummer, Jeff Mayerson.

The Franco Center is handicap accessible. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show are $15 each, and all students are admitted for free. Contact or visit the Box Office or purchase online at FrancoCenter.org. Call 207-689-2000. Box office hours are Monday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m. and 90 minutes before the show.

Gendron Franco Center Executive Director Mitch Thomas and friends will perform in the fourth edition of “Holiday in Lights at the Franco Center, Sunday, Dec. 16.


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