“A Time For Christmas 3,” a Branson-style holiday showcase, returns to Broken Arrow for a third magical time! Quickily becoming a Broken Arrow tradition, Mark Frie once again brings along special guests Kim Frie, Melinda Clonts and Adam J. Foreman for a night filled with holiday favorites, treasured classics and other great songs--as well as some special guests and surprises!
Mark’s background in performance, directing and theatrical management is broad. He, along with his wife Kim, made his solo debut in 2006 at Carnegie Hall. Mark has performed and directed shows in such venues as Radio City Music Hall, North Shore Music Theatre in Boston, Casa Manana in Fort Worth, Denver Performing Arts Center and more. He has also shared the stage with Lou Diamond Phillips, Bernadette Peters, Faith Prince and more. He has directed performances in two of the southwest’s most renowned venues—Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center and the Majestic Theatre.
Kim Cornell Frie is originally from Dallas, Texas, and has vocal performance degrees from OCU and New England Conservatory in Boston. She has performed across the U.S. in such venues as Carnegie Hall, North Shore Music Theatre, Dallas Summer Musicals, TOTS in Atlanta, DOD USO tour of Europe, New York City Opera, Skylight Opera and more. Her favorite roles have included the title role in “Evita,” Mrs. Doolittle in “My Fair Lady” and Anita in “West Side Story.” She is currently the music teacher at Centennial Middle School in Broken Arrow.
Melinda Clonts has had the pleasure of performing with various organizations throughout the United States. She has been a featured performer with the Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra, Sunset Symphony Orchestra, Columbus Opera, Opera Vivente, Cimarron Circuit Opera Company and The Gilbert & Sullivan Society (now Light Opera Oklahoma). The Baltimore Opera and Tulsa Opera have also engaged her. Other achievements include being a semi finalist in the Stewart National Opera Competition and an alternate winner of the Metropolitan Opera Competition.
Adam J. Foreman is a Claremore native who graduated from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah with a bachelor’s degree in communications. During his tenure there, he was part of the ensemble cast of the Downtown Country summer music showcase as a lead and background vocalist. Foreman performed in, produced and directed the show “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas: Holiday Music Extravaganza” in December 2003. The two-night, Branson-style performance featured regional singers, musicians and local elementary and high school choirs. The show played to almost 2,000 patrons.