Donate Now to Support KDHX

Listen Live
Monday, 29 November 1999 19:00

The Colors of Christmas

Written by Laura Kyro
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Soundstage Productions

Through December 1, 2007
Reviewed by Laura Kyro
Minions Café in Maplewood, Missouri, is offering evenings of entertainment most Fridays and Saturdays in December, 2007, presented by Soundstage Productions. A recent production was The Colors of Christmas Revue, featuring singers Helene Meyer, Kimi Short, and Ann Samarasekera, and accompanist Chris Petersen.

Minions is an intimate café at 7322 Manchester Road in the Maplewood strip, an area that after many years of decline is now showing a resurgence in popularity. New cafés, restaurants, and shops provide an atmosphere similar to the Delmar Loop area of University City.

The Colors of Christmas
was presented in very much of a family atmosphere, as though all present were at a holiday celebration and a few of the family members were encouraged to get up to sing some traditional, seasonal favorites.

After a tentative start, the trio of singers provided nice harmony with "Winter Wonderland," and "Mary Did you Know." Harmony was also very much in evidence in an a cappella rendition of "Carol of the Bells."

Kimi Short, an accomplished singer known for her musical comedy work around town, showed some personality with "Suzy Snowflake," and "Santa Baby", and also some nice emotion for "I'll Be Home for Christmas."

Ann Samarasekera sang "What Child is This" and presented a quiet, yet controlled "Merry Christmas Darling."

Helen Meyer was showcased with "Mary's Boy Child," "One God," and "The Christmas Song."

All three of the performers got in some fun with [I'm Gettin'] "Nuttin' for Christmas."

Musical Director and accompanist Chris Petersen, on the electronic keyboard, meshed well with the singers.

Other entertainment offerings will be available at Minions on Fridays and Saturdays through December, alternating with Linda Spall in her one-woman comedy show, Cooking with Marge.

For information, call 314-781-4800.

Sponsor Message

Become a Sponsor

Find KDHX Online

KDHX on Instagram
KDHX on YouTube
KDHX on SoundCloud
KDHX on Facebook
KDHX on Twitter
KDHX on flickr

Local Artist Spotlight


The Mound City Slickers

Mon August 4

The Driftaways

Mon July 28
The Driftaways are a seven-man reggae band hailing from St. Louis. Their E.P. "Don't Hide" is full of high-energy jams and groovy improvisations that give the band's music a good-time vibe. Download their…

KDHX Recommends

August
Friday
29

Small Black, Scarlet Tanager

KDHX welcomes Small Black to the Ready Room, with Scarlet Tanager. This event is all ages.


August
Saturday
30

Cave States at Harvest Sessions 2014

Cave States at Harvest Sessions 2014 Cave States makes its debut live performance at Harvest Sessions this week. The acoustic Americana band features veteran St. Louis musicians Danny Kathriner, Chris Grabau, Todd Schnitzer, John Higgins and John Horton. This free...


September
Friday
05

Art Outside

Art Outside is not an ordinary fair, but one that features art, music and plenty of food and drink from Schlafly Beer. Hosted at the brewery’s Bottleworks location in Maplewood, Missouri, Art Outside draws approximately 15,000...


Get Answers!

If you have questions or need to contact KDHX, visit our answers portal at answers.kdhx.org.

Online Users

3 users and 13575 guests online
Sign in with Facebook

SYSTEM: S5 Box

Login/My Account

Sign in with Facebook