STARTS December 13
Aurora Theatre Company presents a “house” concert for the holidays with A DOWN HOME CHRISTMAS WITH NELL & JIM. Featured performers at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, the Strawberry Music Festival, and the Kennedy Center, Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally write and record roots music reminiscent of classic country duos such as Tammy Wynette and George Jones. Filled with country and Christmas classics ("Winter Wonderland," "Greensleeves," “Christmas Time’s a Comin,” “If We Make It Through December,” “Daddy Looked a Lot Like Santa”), as well as original numbers from Nell and Jim’s new album House & Garden, A Down Home Christmas re-creates that home for the holidays feeling with a joyous, intimate concert full of harmony and heart.
A Down Home Christmas with Nell & Jim plays for eight performances only. This intimate show inaugurates Aurora Theatre Company’s second stage cabaret performance space, Harry’s UpStage, located in the Nell and Jules Dashow Wing.
TICKETS: Subscribers $25; General $28
OPENING NIGHT: 7:30pm, Thursday Dec 13 Free hot chocolate! Meet and greet Nell & Jim!
FAMILY-FRIENDLY SHOW: 5pm, Sunday Dec 16 Kids come "dressed" in pajamas! Crayons & paper provided.
POST-SHOW CAROLLING: 7:30pm, Monday Dec 17 Consider it a Christmas flash-mob, we'll carol down the streets of downtown Berkeley after the 7:30pm show!
Runtime: 75 minutes with no intermission
Listen to Nell & Jim sing "Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy" (written by Buck Owens) and "Turn Your iPhone On," an exclusive sneak preview from Nell & Jim's "House & Garden" album (written by Nell & Jim, based on Albert Brumleys's "Turn Your Radio On.")