Featuring Wanda Houston, Gina Coleman & Tony Lee Thomas
Kickstart your holiday season with a rockin’, soulful holiday concert for all ages. Rev Tor & Friends return to the Colonial stage for a night of musical merriment. The evening will feature performances by renowned vocalist Wanda Houston, along with local favorites Gina Coleman, Tony Lee Thomas and more. There will be a special appearance by the Berkshire Theatre Group Youth Choir, as well as a few other holiday surprises.
Wanda L. Houston
Wanda L. Houston has lived and performed professionally throughout the U.S., Europe and Australia. She has performed on Broadway stages, in films, recordings and television. Living on the East Coast, in New York and New England, has returned her to the roots of her career, and connected her with musicians who share her joy and belief in the power of music on the hearts of people who take the time to listen. She has worked in varying capacities with Michael Jackson, Barbara Streisand, John Tuturro, Eddie Izzard, Natalie Cole, Eartha Kitt, Patti LaBelle and Sam Harris on the stages of Pasadena Playhouse, Universal Studios, Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden and Carnegie Hall.
Gina is a graduate of Williams College. She began singing in 1990 on a dare by her co-workers, and hasn’t turned back. She began performing in a duet, The Siblings, and shortly after started her own duet which blossomed into a five-piece band, allowing her to showcase original music and gain regional recognition. Gina has performed at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, BTG’s Colonial Theatre, Bethel Woods Center for The Arts and has made several appearances at NYC’s famed Bitter End. Her band, Misty Blues, was featured at MASS MoCA’s blues festival, has performed in legendary venues from Memphis to Vermont, performed regularly with the late Charles Neville (from the legendary Neville Brothers) and were finalists in both the 2017 and 2018 International Blues Challenge.
Tony Lee Thomas
A student of voice from age 4, Tony’s vocal endeavors have included: classical technique, various choral ensembles, and barbershop and doo-wop quartets. He has sung in, directed and arranged for many such projects, and has gained a deep understanding of vocal harmony. Tony began guitar at seven years old and double bass at age 10, furthering his understanding of instrumentation and song composition. Tony’s wealth of performance experience lends him the ability to connect with audiences spanning a multi-faceted scope: from intimate and poignant solo performances to momentous full-blown productions, with his rock band—the Tony Lee Thomas Band.
at The Garage at 6:30pm