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* Original 1947 Radio Play *
* Professional Cast of Philly Actors *
* Directed by Kristin McLaughlin Mitchell of Broadway’s “Lend Me a Tenor” *
* Featuring The Concordia Arts Chorus *

Join us across the street after the show for a rare chance to see where Uptown is creating
the new 350 seat theater that RTC will call home.
Have a holiday drink and meet the cast!
(included in your ticket price)

December 5th and 6th
Show at 6pm / After Party at 7:30
Chester County Historical Society
225 N High St, West Chester




The Cartoon Christmas Trio celebrates 20 years as the original interpreter of classic holiday cartoon jazz! The trio was started in 1995 by bassist Rob Swanson for the sole purpose of playing music from calssic Christmas cartoons, especially the music of Vince Guaraldi, the compose of the “Peanuts” soundtracks. Since its inception, the trio has played hundreds of shows including live appearances on NBC, ABC, and NPR. The trio was also honored to perform in Philadelphia’s premiere music venue, The Kimmel Center. In additional, the trio is actively involved in musical outreach and education through an in-school assembly program.
The group is comprised off Jeff Knoetternet on piano, Jimmy Coleman on drums, and Rob Swanson on double bass violin. For the performance at the Family Jazz Night, the trio will be joined by select members of the Pocopson Elementary School Chorus under the direction of Mr. Steve Jennings. This will bring the added voices to a few of the beautiful arrangements of the “Peanuts” classics from “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” All trio members are full time musicians and educators that bring superb and innovative execution to timeless music, leaving the listener filled with nostalgia and a “Grinch-like” smirk. Come join them for the holidays!
Doors open at 6:00pm for cocktails and socializing. Concert will begin at 6:30pm. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Please indicate on your order form if you’d be interested in purchasing food.
Tickets are $15 if purchased in advance online or $20 at the door.


  • Thursday night was a blast....we had the pleasure of pouring samples of our handcrafted spirits at the Uptown! Entertainment Alliance's "Bringing A Theatre To West Chester" event. Our new, ‪#‎BATCH04‬ ‪#‎SmallBatchWhiskey‬ was featured in their signature "Highball" during The Jazz Cocktail Hour."

    Joe, Manatawny Still Works

  • The Armory seems like in 1916 someone built it and said: Someday this will be a theater.

    Mark Allen, Center for Performing Arts

  • We are pleased to have the zoning approved and appreciate the advice we were given by the Borough regarding this process. We now look forward to launching the final phase of the capital campaign to bring a first class theater to West Chester. 7/29/15

    Tom McEvoy, Uptown! President

  • With the creation of the Cultural Overlay District, we can move forward to make a dream a reality! We are so fortunate to have wonderful people in our community who envisioned bringing a theater to downtown West Chester, created a plan and are working very hard to bring all of us together to make it happen. Thanks to the Uptown! Entertainment Alliance Board and all the supporters! 7/29/15

    Carolyn T. Comitta, Mayor, West Chester, PA.

  • With so many people passionately involved in the development of a theater in West Chester, it is looking to be nothing short of a success. The board members are not only committed to the performing arts, but also determined to improve the town of West Chester by bringing an element of creativity.

    The WC Press, March 2012

  • The College of Visual and Performing Arts at West Chester University of Pennsylvania is extremely pleased to partner with Uptown! Entertainment Alliance to foster the growth of support for the arts in our hometown.

    Dean Timothy V. Blair, Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts, West Chester University of Pennsylvania

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