YOUNGSTOWN- Easy Street Productions is headed back to the DeYor Performing Arts Center with its annual Christmas spectacular "Miracle on Easy Street." New York may have the Rockettes and Radio City Music Hall, but for the past 25 years Youngstown has had the Easy Street Dancers at Powers Auditorium.
Easy Street co-founders Maureen Collins and Todd Hancock will once again host the event which is now an annual family tradition in the Mahoning Valley. Returning to this year's "Miracle" are Easy Street alumni and singing siblings Eric McClellan, Janeen Williams and James McClellan along with featured cast members Colleen Chance, Candace Campana and new comers Natalie Sprouse and Cortney MacKay. Other familiar faces from Christmases past will be coming home to help celebrate Easy Street's Silver Anniversary, including Tommy "Cole" Smolko and Katy Collins from Nashville and Tania Grubbs from Pittsburgh.
Musical Director Jeff Sanders will also return with the Easy Street Little Big Band blending a mixture of the season's most popular tunes both old and new.
“Miracle on Easy Street” is returning to the DeYor Performing Arts Center for its 25th year in Youngstown. show times are 8 p.m. Dec. 20, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Dec. 21 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 22. Ticket prices are $28 for adults, $23 for seniors/students and $15 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be charged in advance or purchased at the door. Call the Easy Street box office at 330-743-8555. (Submitted photo)
Dancers from studios all across the valley will perform dance routines featuring a wide variety of styles including tap, jazz and hip hop by the show's choreographer, Megan Cleland. This year's spectacular will feature the biggest cast yet with more than 150 singers, dancers and "Little Rascals." In addition to the new songs and dance routines added last year, Easy Street promises even more surprises for its anniversary production in 2013.
Holiday music lovers can finally bring Easy Street home for the holidays. The troupe's Christmas CD "Believe in Miracles; The best of Miracle on Easy Street," featuring over 20 seasonal favorites, can be purchased by phone or online by visiting www.easystreetshows.com.
Miracle on Easy Street show times are 8 p.m. Dec. 20, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Dec. 21 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 22. Ticket prices are $28 for adults, $23 for seniors/students and $15 for children 12 and under.
Group discounts and gift certificates are available. Children of active servicemen and women are admitted free. For those wishing to "Share the Miracle," Easy Street Productions will match each ticket purchased on behalf of a needy family and donate them to a charitable organization of choice. Call for details. Tickets can be charged in advance or purchased at the door. Call the Easy Street box office at 330-743-8555.