First Female Jester at Bracebridge Dinner in Yosemite!
Hey everyone! I'm deep in rehearsals for The Bracebridge Dinner at Yosemite. What a fun surprise to fall into this group of incredibly talented singers and performers! I am performing in the chorus for the dinner show and as an ensemble singer in the Holiday Pops concerts, but I also have the pleasure of understudying the Jester. This role, once played by Ansel Adams, has never been played by a female before. I am incredibly excited to be given this opportunity.
A little bit about this unique show:
Yosemite National Park’s Bracebridge Dinner has become a true American tradition since its inception in 1927 in the magnificent Yosemite Valley. This spectacular Christmas pageant takes place in the grand Dining Room of the Majestic Yosemite Hotel (formerly the Ahwahnee), which is transformed into the luxuriant Hall of American author Washington Irving’s legendary “Squire Bracebridge." Each December, the world-famous Hotel takes on the air of eighteenth-century England. The Dining Room of The Majestic, its tables aglow with candlelight, is filled with the warmth and spirit of this special time of year. The evening abounds with a profusion of food and the ringing sound of voices. The cathedral windows look out onto the beauty of Yosemite Valley, and the spirit of all things beautiful cannot help but be felt, as one is enveloped in the joy of the season.