The funky holiday show that promises to “get you out of the Andy Williams rut and liberate your Nutcracker” is headed to Daryl’s House Club in Pawling, N.Y. Everett Bradley’s “Holidelic” will be presented on Friday, Dec. 14.
Bradley is a Grammy- and Tony Award-nominated musician, who is also a playwright, dancer and actor. “Holidelic” debuted in 2002 at New York’s prestigious Joe’s Pub. If you’ve been thinking “traditional holiday music has been passed from one generation to the next like a stale fruitcake,” you’ll enjoy this fresh new look at the season.
Sure, the “Sugar Plum Fairy” song from “The Nutcracker” is sweet, but why not switch it up? “Sugar Rump Fairies” might be just the thing to brighten your mood.
Blending the influences of P-Funk, Sly Stone and other ’70s and ’80s funk and soul bands, “Holidelic” explores the “holidays, modern culture and mild family dysfunction in a playful, loving, humorous” way. Though hardly traditional, the show is a whole lot of fun, the website says.
Bradley has worked with artists from Bobby McFerrin and Jon Bon Jovi to David Bowie. His original “Holidelic” album, released in 2010, was described by The New Yorker as a “flashy, bass-heavy retro-futuristic take on the holidays.” OUT.com cited its “original songs that celebrate diversity.”
Daryl’s House Club, 130 Route 22, Pawling, N.Y. Friday, Dec. 14, 8 p.m. $30-$20. Seating not guaranteed with general admission. 845-289-0185, darylshouseclub.com