Super Quartet of Singers Brings It Home for “A Holiday Cabaret”

Dramatic License Productions focuses on the songs of the holidays as they bring a delightful quartet of performers to the stage in “A Holiday Cabaret.” It’s a quick 90 minutes- even with the intermission- but it’s a show jam-packed with traditional and not so traditional songs of the season.

Ron Gibbs is one of the performers as well as director of the show and he keeps things moving with a minimal of dialogue and a lot of great music. His rendition of “O’ Holy Night” is an early show stopper in the program and it’s just one of his highlights that includes a great duet with the other male performer in the show, Brian Kim in the Maltby and Shire grim holiday number, “I Don’t Remember Christmas.”

As for Brian Kim, he gets to showcase his talents as well as perform in the small ensemble. He delights with the pop sounds of “Last Christmas” and wows us with a strong rendition of “Mary, Did You Know?”

Ron Gibbs, Michele Burdette Elmore, Brian Kim and April Strelinger bring us songs of the season in the Dramatic License Production of "A Holiday Cabaret."

April Strelinger brings a sweet voice and real charm in her songs including a few solos including the Jason Robert Brown classic turn on Kurt Weill, “Surabuya Santa” and the perennial purr of the sultry “Santa Baby.”

Rounding out the talented quartet is the always wonderful Michele Burdette Elmore. As she and Ron Gibbs reminisce before their show-stopping song and dance number to “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” they both have a history (which still continues) with Stages. She still has marvelous stage presence and belts out a number like nobody else.

It’s just a delightful way to spend 90 minutes away from your hectic holiday shopping (Dramatic License is in Chesterfield Mall, after all) and enjoy the sounds of the season with some of the best singers and performers around our town today. Join them for “A Holiday Cabaret” through December 18th. Call 636-220-7012 or go online to for tickets or more information.

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