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Celebrate Christmas with holiday Carpenters tribute at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 8

Celebrate Christmas with holiday Carpenters tribute at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 8
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From a press release:

Fans of Karen and Richard Carpenter can celebrate the holiday season with Merry Christmas Darling: Carpenters’ Christmas, a live musical event coming to the Keystone Grand Ballroom of Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, Dec. 8.

Starting at 3 p.m., this holiday show for all ages brings the charming Carpenters’ Christmas sound to life alongside the duo’s classic pop hits.

Tickets, which are $25, go on sale this Monday, Sept 23 at 10 a.m. at, all Ticketmaster outlets, and by-phone at 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the Mohegan Sun Pocono box office (1280 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre) at the Player’s Club in the casino. Guests who purchase their tickets at this box office will receive one voucher per ticket for $10 in free slot play, valid on Dec. 8.

Merry Christmas Darling: Carpenters’ Christmas is a concert celebrating one of the most successful recording acts of all time with their classic Christmas repertoire and a full complement of their biggest hits. A natural off-shoot of the show We’ve Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered, this show is guaranteed to put audiences in the holiday spirit.

The Carpenters sold over a hundred million records in just over a decade and still hold the record for the most consecutive Top 10 singles. The dynamic combination of Karen’s voice and Richard’s compositions and arrangements created Grammy Award-winning magic and won them a worldwide legion of loyal fans.

The Carpenters released two classic Christmas albums as well as two Christmas-themed television specials. Their holiday music is played every season, and their Christmas records still top favorite holiday album lists every year, even charting on the Billboard Top 100 as recently as 2015.

Singer Michelle Berting Brett takes center stage accompanied by her Nashville band directed by Harry Sharpe. Sharpe and the band have worked with popular music icons like Donna Summer, Wynonna Judd, Sammy Kershaw, Collin Raye, Reba McIntyre, Tanya Tucker, John Michael Montgomery, and Michael McDonald.

The show recreates the Carpenters’ sound, and Berting Brett shares stories culled from extensive research and interviews with those who knew Karen and Richard personally and professionally. Merry Christmas Darling: Carpenters’ Christmas has toured coast-to-coast every holiday season since 2013, including sold-out appearances in Las Vegas. Audiences always end up singing along to “Close to You,” “Rainy Days and Mondays,” “We’ve Only Just Begun,” and all the holiday favorites.

Mohegan Sun Pocono, owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, was the first destination to bring gaming to Pennsylvania in 2006 and has since become one of the premier entertainment, gaming, shopping, and dining destinations in the state. Situated on 400 acres in Plains, Mohegan Sun Pocono features a 238-room hotel with on-site spa and adjacent 20,000 square-foot Convention Center. It is currently home to 82,000 square feet of gaming space, including 91 live table games, 2,300 slot machines and electronic table games, a variety of dining and shopping options, nightlife, entertainment, and live harness racing. Mohegan Sun Pocono is within easy access of New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Delaware.