Are you looking for something different for your holiday programming? Look no further!
Holidelic will shake you free of the Andy Williams and Nutcracker rut. Written, produced and directed by Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, producer, actor and dancer Everett Bradley, Holidelic debuted in 2002 at New York’s prestigious Joe’s Pub—part of New York’s Public Theater and Shakespeare Festival—and has sold out night after night since the beginning. Bradley is now taking the show on the road, bringing the magic, the mirth, the mayhem and the memories to theatres and performance venues throughout the Northeast. Now entering it’s 9th season, this holiday funk-tacular blends the influences of P-Funk, Sly Stone and other 1970’s and ‘80’s funk and soul bands into original songs that celebrate diversity, mild familial seasonal dysfunction, individuality, and holiday booty shaking. This is a show for all races, creeds and lifestyles… even for all ages with a little parental guidance! *
“A flashy, bass-heavy retro-futuristic take on the holidays.” The New Yorker
“A holiday funk-tacular.” Time Out New York
“Original songs that celebrate diversity.” OUT.com
Holidelic was conceived of as a celebration of the true holiday spirit of joy and giving, and since its inception in 2002, performances have featured a range of artists from Living Colour’s Vernon Reid, The B-52’s Fred Schneider, SNL’s Shawn Pelton and hip hop artist John Forte to pop chanteuse Lucy Woodward, dancing trombonist Jonathan Arons, and the legendary Celeste Holm. Holidelic performances outside of the metro New York region will feature an array of local celebrities and talent, making each performance a unique event.
This is holiday spirit like you’ve never seen it before! Holidelic explores the holidays, modern culture and mild family dysfunction in a playful, loving, humorous performance that is hardly traditional but a whole lot of fun! Celebrating uniqueness and diversity with the power of the groove as his common denominator, Everett Bradley’s fresh, wide-eyed look at the holiday season has rejuvenated thousands of bah-humbug spirits. As the standard holiday fare has passed from one generation to the next like a stale fruitcake, it has lost a lot of relevance for many… and as the ubiquitous, canned holiday music oozes from nearly every storefront from late November’s Black Friday celebration of commercialism ‘til Christmas Day, it is harder and harder to get people enthusiastic for yet another round of Jingle Bells, White Christmas and The Little Drummer Boy. People want to celebrate! People want holiday cheer! People want to shake their booties! Holidelic is the guaranteed antidote to the sameness of old school holiday programming– an opportunity for parents and kids of all ages to cut loose to an infectious groove, sing and laugh together in celebration.