Advent Carolndar creators Julia Mattison and Joel Waggoner will release a new variety special at midnight December 13.
Entitled Joel and Julia’s Haunted Holiday Singalong!, the one-hour show will be available to rent on Vimeo on Demand following the duo's live performances at Chelsea Music Hall. The new special, directed by Nathan Chang and produced by Halleloo Productions, will feature The Playbillies as well as such tunes as "On the Brink!," "A Very Sondheim Christmas," and "Stable Girl."
For the past three years, Mattison (Godspell) and Waggoner (Be More Chill) have created one original holiday song for the first 25 days in December.
“We hope fans of the last three seasons will forgive us for not giving them a song a day this year,” Waggoner and Mattison said in a statement. "The truth is… our brains broke! So we decided to go a much simpler route this season, and film an entire variety special that has ultimately cost more to make and has absorbed more of our time than all three previous seasons combined. We don’t know how to take a break! Come celebrate a season of ‘Greatest Hits’ with us and enjoy the most unhinged variety special ever created.”
To pre-order the variety special, click here. Tickets for the two live performances December 12 at Chelsea Music Hall are on sale here.