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by: Magda Katz

Light the candles! Get the ice out! A holiday salute to MAME, one of Broadway’s most cherished musicals was co-presented on December 6th by and 54 Below at NJPAC, featuring Marilyn Maye and Dee Hoty. From Bosom Buddies to If He Walked Into My Life, the music came alive with the talents of Lee Roy Reams, Klea Blackhurst, Raissa Katona-Bennett, Annie Golden, Lewis Grosso, Cady Huffman, Matt Lehay, Karen Mason, Karen Mack, Sean McDermott, Miles Phillips, Molly Pope, Brian Charles Rooney and Lisa Sabin.

One of Jerry Herman’s most beloved musicals and a brassy trio (John McDaniel piano, Tom Hubbard bass and Dan Gross drums) coaxed the blues right outta the horn for a holiday season tribute soiree. Congrats to Phil Geoffrey Bond for creating, hosting and for his always insightful humor and history.

Backstage Photos: Magda Katz