Daniel returns to Davenports Piano Bar and Cabaret where he was previously seen in “Strut Your Stuff” and in two editions of “Wilde and Woolley: a musical exploration of Cole Porter’s inner circle”. He will perform “Carols and Kris Kringle” a sixty minute version of his longer one-man show “Santa Songs” which he has performed all around Chicagoland since 2011. “Carols and Kris Kringle” is a song cycle that celebrates the tradition and legacy of the legendary figure who hosts our holiday festivities variously known as Father Christmas, Old St. Nick or Santa Claus.
The show highlights music which takes us from the character’s origins to commercial elaborations to contemporary impacts, featuring an original “Night before Christmas” by Paul L. Johnson as well as classics like “Toyland” by Victor Herbert and “Here Comes Santa Claus” by Autry and Haldeman, along with favorites from stage and screen. Ring in the season with quintessential “Santa Songs” at Davenport’s Dec. 1, 2016 (1383 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622). Doors open 7:30, show at 8:00 pm, $13.00 cover with two drink minimum. This year’s edition also features the music direction and stylish performance by Mark Burnell at the piano. For reservations go to davenportspianobar.com/ or call (773) 278-1830.