Charleston Christmas Special

    Celebrating 27 years of holiday entertainment in Charleston.

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    Producers Brad and Jennifer Moranz gather some of the country’s most talented performers for an entirely new show featuring holiday favorites.

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    Brad Moranz, Producer

    Brad has appeared on Broadway in the role of Cosmo in "Singin’ in the Rain," and he later re-created the role for the national touring production. Other Broadway credits include "A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine," and the original off-Broadway production of "Little Shop of Horrors," playing the role of Seymour. His film and TV credits include "Radioland Murders," "Stompin’ at the Savoy," and guest appearances on “Matlock” and “Surface.”   

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    Jennifer Moranz, Producer

    Jennifer danced in the original Broadway production of "42nd Street." Prior to that she was high kicking as one of the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes. She was a featured dancer in the national tour of "Singin’ in the Rain," and she has appeared in regional productions of "Guys and Dolls" and "A Chorus Line," as well as the TV movie, "Stompin’ at the Savoy." Choreographic credits include films "Radioland Murders" and "The Road to Wellville.'

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    Jordan Maria Benton, Dancer

    Jordan is a recent graduate of the College of Charleston, double majoring in dance and theatre, with lightening concentration. This summer, she headlined Charleston’s first Juneteenth Festival as a solo artist. She also spent her summer working as the choreographer and assistant director for #SLACABERET. She has worked on set of "The Righteous Gemstones," an advertisement for Apple, and a performance with Motown Throwdown.

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    Addison “Addie” Collins, Dancer

    Addie, 10, has been dancing at United We Dance in Summerville since she was 2 years old. She’s been a competitive dancer since the age of 5 and has received multiple convention scholarships and dance awards. She had the opportunity to perform as an extra on “The Righteous Gemstones” earlier this year. Addie loves to sing, dance, and act dramatically in her everyday life. 

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    Jenna Flaherty, Singer

    This year, Jenna Flaherty filmed several episodes of HBO’s “The Righteous Gemstones,” was featured in a national commercial with actor Danny McBride for ZenWTR, and filmed several social media advertising campaigns for Jamba Juice, Ellio’s Pizza and Virtuoso Pizza, among others. The young performer just completed filming for “Blood Runs,” her first featured role in a short film. 

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    Anika Hunt, Dancer

    From Sydney, Australia, Anika trained under top industry performers and world renowned ballet dancers. Most recently, she performed in Tokyo Disneyland’s final cast of “One Man’s Dream ii.” She also was a cast member of Universal Studio's “Triwizard Spirit Rally” in Osaka, Japan. She has been featured in multiple television commercials and on Disney merchandise. 

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    Zoe Jarvis, Dancer

    Zoe has been dancing since the age of 5 and has competed all over South Carolina. She won numerous awards, including top placements overall for her solos, and a title runner up in a national competition. In her spare time, Zoe likes to listen to music and spend time with her friends and family. Once she completes high school, Zoe would like to continue on with dance, as well as study physical therapy

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    Damon McToy, Singer

    Damon is a proud Actors' Equity Association member. He was last seen in the International Tour of “Sister Act.” Some of his favorite roles have been Benny in “Rent” and Abraham Gray in the premiere of “Treasure Island the Musical.” When not performing on land, Damon is a lead vocalist in shows on the high seas for multiple cruise ship companies, , including Princess Cruises and Holland America.

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    Michael Minor, Singer/Ventriloquist

    Michael has been featured on international cruise ships. Michael and is wife, Jill, have two children, Noah and Neve. Together, Michael and his family have performed their Family Variety Show and Family Christmas Show at several theaters in Pennsylvania since 2010. He has been living in South Carolina for five years, Michael has performed with Moranz Entertainment for 20 years.  

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    Christopher McCrewell, Singer

    Born in Philadelphia and studying music education at Hampton University, Christopher always had dreams of performing onstage. He just completed a run in the First National Tour of the Broadway musical, “The Prom,” covering the roles of Barry Glickman, Principal Tom Hawkins and Sheldon Saperstein. He had the opportunity to work at Disney with the a cappella singing group Voices of Liberty and as a featured singer with Royal Caribbean Group. Some of his favorite theatrical credits include “Children of Eden” (Father), “The Wiz” (Lion), “Pirates of Penzance” (Samuel) and “Sister Act.”

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    Silas Moody-Laird, Dancer

    Silas is a student at Palmetto Scholars Academy. He has trained at the Georgia Ballet, the Atlanta Academy of Ballet and Dance, and the Palmetto City Ballet. In 2020, Anthony Morigerato awarded Silas an honorable mention in Operation Tap’s International Technique Challenge Competition. He is a member of Palmetto City Ballet’s Youth Ballet and Broadway Companies, the Holy City Hotfoot Tap Company, and the Palmetto Scholars Academy Orchestra.

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    Tiffany Parker, Singer

    Tiffany has been a featured singer on international cruise ships who now lives in Charleston and can be seen regularly in Moranz Entertainment productions. She started singing at age 10 with The Charleston Youth Company. Even when relegated to the garage with a broomstick for a microphone, she knew performing would be her passion.

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    Jayden Perilla, Dancer

    Jayden is a competitive dancer at United We Dance and has been dancing for 13 years. She has been competing for 10 years and has received many solo awards, including as regional titles and scholarships.

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    Tonya Williams, Singer

    Tonya Williams is a South Carolina native. Since she was a young girl singing in her father's church, she was seen as "the little girl with the big voice" and that still holds true today. Tonya has been singing and acting professionally on stages across the country for over 20 years. She is a graduate of the College of Charleston, a core ensemble member of PURE Theatre, and a national recording artist. Her latest recording #1996KindaLove was released in early 2022 under her artist name, Tonya Nicole. Other recent projects include: Clyde's at PURE Theatre and Billie & Nina (a tribute show to jazz greats Billie Holiday & Nina Simone) performed at the MOJA Arts Festival Jazz on King and at Forte Jazz Lounge.