WINDHAM – The Windham Chamber Singers’ annual Christmas concert, “An American Family Holiday,” is sold out, choir director Dr. Rick Nickerson said this week.

Both of Saturday, Dec. 4’s two afternoon performances featuring Sutton Foster, one of Broadway’s top talents, have sold all 900 tickets – 1,800 tickets total – prompting Nickerson to consider a third show next year.

“When we started this, I never dreamed we’d be sold out. It’s to the point where we’re thinking of adding a performance,” said Nickerson.

Nickerson is particularly pleased to present Foster, a 2002 Tony Award winner, to the Windham community this year.

“She’s a big deal. It’s like the football team getting to play with Tom Brady,” Nickerson said. “There’s a lot of excitement around here to say the least.”

Foster is the recipient of the 2002 Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Astaire awards for her performance as Millie Dillmount in “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” She recently starred on Broadway as Princess Fiona in “Shrek: The Musical.” Her other Broadway credits include “Young Frankenstein,” “The Drowsy Chaperone,” “Little Women: The Musical,” “Les Miserables,” “Annie,” “The Scarlet Pimpernel” and “Grease!”

“We are honored to share the stage with Sutton Foster and excited to continue our tradition of bringing the highest quality Broadway performers to Maine. This will truly be a once-in-a-lifetime event,” said Nickerson.

Also performing is local favorite and Windham alum Dan Strange and his wife Ashley Liberty, who currently reside in Miami and have recently released a new CD entitled “Snapshot.” WGME Channel 13 news anchor Kim Block hosts Saturday’s event.


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