Silver Anniversary Gala
Join the Festival as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary with an evening of delightful food, fun, and special entertainment by Michael Amante.
The Gala will feature 25 sumptuous food stations, each offering guests a taste of their specialty. Sample some of the best cuisine the region has to offer.
It’s been 25 years of Sharing the Magic, and this is an event you won’t want to miss. Our Silver Anniversary will showcase over 250 sparkling trees – join us as we celebrate all the Festival has done!
Reception: 5:30 PM | Food Stations: 6:00 PM | Michael Amante: 8:00 PM| Desert: 9:30 PM
Michael Amante is a celebrated American singer and stage actor whose voice and presence has captivated audiences and critics around the world. He sings a repertoire that ranges from Broadway, American Standards, Gospel and Jazz to the soaring notes of High Opera.
An in-demand presence on the concert stage, Marissa Famiglietti was most recently heard as the Soprano I soloist in Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor with the Waterbury Chorale and as a featured vocalist with The Concert Pops of Long Island at the Tiles Center. Ms. Famiglietti frequently appears as duet partner to artists including Michael Amante, Christopher Macchio, and Micheal Castaldo, touring concert venues throughout the East Coast. Her recent operatic performances include singing the roles of The Sandman and The Dew Fairy in Hansel and Gretel and Annina in La Traviata with the Opera Theater of Connecticut, and Marguerite in Faust and Fiordiligi in Cosi Fan Tutte with The Hillhouse Opera Company.
Ms. Famiglietti is a graduate of the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music programs at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, where she was featured in numerous leading operatic roles, including Cathleen in Riders to the Sea, Susan in A Dinner Engagement, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Lisbe in Spohr’s Zemire und Azor (available on Albany Records), and Mathilde in scenes from Guillaume Tell. Other performances of note include the roles of Suor Genovieffe in Suor Anglica with Opera Theater of Connecticut, Lauretta in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi with the American Singers’ Opera Project, and Zerlina in Don Giovanni with the International Symphonic Orchestra in Rome and Verona. As a member of Virginia Opera’s Spectrum Resident Artist Program, Ms. Famiglietti was featured as Kate in Pirates of Penzance.
The Tom LaMark Orchestra
Company owner and orchestra leader Tom LaMark has made music his career from the age of 13. He holds a degree from the world renowned Berklee College of Music. He has a remarkably varied base of experience to draw upon. Well-versed in many different styles of music, he has played with jazz stars: Dizzy Gillespie, Phil Woods, Johnny Hartman and Buddy Rich. He has accompanied some of the greats of show business including: Aretha Franklin, Myanna, Donna Summer,
The Smothers Brothers, Robert Merrill and many more. In October of 2007, Tom had the privilege and honor of playing at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Tom served as music director on 7 consecutive world cruises on both the Holland America and Royal Viking cruise lines and has entertained thousands of delighted clients at their weddings, parties and corporate events. The Tom LaMark Orchestra is an experienced ensemble of very talented professional musicians and vocalists. An incredibly versatile group dedicated to the success of your party. We tailor our music to fit every special occasion
The Participating Eateries
- A Day to Remember, Methuen
- Bada Bing, Methuen
- Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant, Salem, NH
- Borelli’s Italian Deli, Methuen
- Boston Chowda, North Andover
- Brookstones, Derry, NH
- Casa Blanca, Methuen
- East Street Grille, Methuen
- Edible Arrangements, Methuen
- Fuddruckers, Methuen
- George’s Bakery, Methuen
- Harrow’s Chicken Pies, Methuen
- Irish Cottage, Methuen
- Kathryn’s Confections, Salem, NH
- Olive Garden Italian Kitchen, Methuen
- Salvatore’s, Lawrence
- Scovotti’s, Bradford
- Starbuck’s, Methuen
- Texas Roadhouse, Methuen
- The Party Connection, Methuen
- Yalla Mediterranean Grill, Methuen