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We'll be "Home for the Holidays," will you?

On Saturday, November 25 at 7 p.m., the Penn Yan Theatre Company (PYTCo) will present Home For The Holidays, an evening of story and song with professional performer Kristin Wetherington.

Featuring a range of holiday music from classics such as “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and “O, Holy Night” to contemporary hits like “Let it Go” and “Run, Run Rudolph,” this show is a perfect way to start the holiday season. New this year, the concert will feature live music by 4 local musicians. Amongst the live musicians include Penn Yan's very own Brian Cerow on piano, Dick Williams on drums as well as Brian Flood on guitar and Nick Zogg on bass.

Joining Wetherington on stage are Penn Yan Academy alumni and professional performer Ryan Bailey, PYA graduates and PYTCo performers Megan Bailey and Camryn Webber, PYA senior Emma Eichenhofer and seventh grader Fiona Marino.

A New York City-based performer with a master’s of fine arts from Harvard University, Wetherington is a three time Broadway World Award and SALT Award winner for her performance as Lucille in Parade with the critically acclaimed Finger Lakes Theater. Broadway World notes that “her well-trained voice shines,” while The New York Times and Theatre Mania say she “delivers” and “unleashes a powerful soprano.” Wetherington has shared the stage with pop sensation Tori Kelly and country music star Phil Vassar as well as some of the country’s top symphonies, including the Philadelphia Pops.

Bailey, who graduated with a theatre degree from Shenandoah Conservatory, has toured nationally and internationally with the musical Cats, starred in a virtual production of Les Miserables and completed contracts with Royal Caribbean cruise line.

Home For the Holidays is a free concert, with donations to the Sampson Theatre appreciated. The concert will take place at Penn Yan Academy at 7:00 PM on Saturday, November 25. For more information or to get your “admission by donation” tickets, visit


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