Singing Anchors to Present Annual Holiday Show In Salem
Television newscasters Benita Zahn and Jessica Layton will be joined by former CBS6 anchor, Jerry Gretzinger on Sunday, November 29, for a 2 p.m. matinee performance of The Singing Anchors’ Holiday Show at Fort Salem Theater in Salem, N.Y. The Singing Anchors have performed throughout the area. Musical direction, arrangements and accompaniment are provided by former Manhattan composer/vocal coach and Fort Salem artistic director, Jay Kerr. “Many folks have come to know the theater from giving in to their curiosity to see if these news reporters could actually sing,” says Kerr. “Actually, I initially booked them without knowing. What a relief and pleasant surprise to discover performing talents at least equal to their television skills. From very simple arrangements in our first show, The Singing Anchors grew to master intricate harmonies and display impressive ranges.”
Zahn majored in theatre in college and has appeared in local theatrical productions. Gretzinger acted in community theatre and in high school, directed and encouraged by his father. Layton sang in radio commercials as a teen and often sang the National Anthem at sporting events while at Syracuse University.
The Holiday Show will feature secular Christmas favorites and a brand new Hanukkah offering. Dessert and coffee are included in the $25 tickets; reservations are necessary. More information is available at fortsalemtheater.com or 518-854-9200.