Oklahoma City - On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, December 2-4, 2010, at the Civic Center Music Hall, Chesapeake Energy presents the Oklahoma City Philharmonic's annual Christmas show: A Very Merry Pops, featuring Broadway stars Jeff McCarthy and Gwendolyn Jones.

Maestro Joel Levine and director Lyn Cramer have assembled a spectacular Broadway-style revue with holiday treats for all including Silver Bells, White Christmas, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, Sleigh Ride, What Child Is This?, Do You Hear What I Hear?, and more! Featuring the vocal talents of the OKC Philharmonic Pops Chorale led by chorus master Vince Leseney, the dancing talents of OU's Mistoletoes, the joy of the transforming Santa-tizer, and this year the grace and beauty of Oklahoma City Ballet dancers Miki Kawamura and Ronnie Underwood, this is a program that delights the entire family. And don't miss returning featured tap dancer, OU Music Theatre Major, and native Oklahoman Alicia Clark.

A Very Merry Pops shines with gorgeous arrangements of Christmas classics for full orchestra, plus fully staged production numbers, dancing, singing, and comedy. Regular performances on December 3 and 4 at 8:00pm with special performances offered on Thursday, December 2 at 7:30pm and Saturday, December 4 at 2:00pm. This is the perfect gift to give the family, friends, church group, or anyone who enjoys the holiday spirit.

Tickets available online at www.okcphilharmonic.org or by calling the OKC PHIL ticket office at (405) TIC-KETS :: (405) 842-5387 or by visiting in person at 428 W. California, Suite 210 on the second floor of the McAlpine Building. Tickets are also available at the Civic Center Music Hall located at 201 N. Walker or by calling the Tulsa Performing Arts Center at 1-800-364-7111. Handling charges apply for all outlet sales.

The 2010-2011 OKC Philharmonic Pops Series is generously sponsored by The Oklahoman. Chesapeake Energy presents A Very Merry Pops with additional support provided by Mathis Brothers Furniture, American Fidelity, Cole & Reed, Allied Arts, and The Oklahoma Arts Council.

Media Contact: Michelle Winters
mwinters@okcphilharmonic.org; (405) 842-5387