SNL Alum Ana Gasteyer Brings 'Sugar & Booze' Swinging Holiday Singing Tour to Cincinnati's Memorial Hall

Sugar & Booze is a "collection of festive seasonal songs offering a swinging nod to the vintage holidays of yore with a modern touch and plenty of style."

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Ana Gasteyer

Saturday Night Live alum Ana Gasteyer does more than comedy — she's also a highly accomplished singer.

Renowned for her Martha Stewart impersonation, Schweddy Balls skit and playing Cady's mom in Mean Girls, Gasteyer also played Elphaba in the original Chicago cast of Wicked before taking over on Broadway in 2006-2007. Gasteyer also hit the Great White Way with roles in The Rocky Horror Show, Funny Girl, The Threepenny Opera and The Royal Family.

She's tapping into that skillset for her latest announcement: A tour behind her 2019 holiday album Sugar & Booze, described as a "collection of festive seasonal songs offering a swinging nod to the vintage holidays of yore with a modern touch and plenty of style" in a release.

Gasteyer is embarking on a seven-stop jaunt starting in Erie, Pennsylvania on Nov. 30. She'll be at Cincinnati's Memorial Hall on Dec. 8.

Billboard called the record “an uproarious homage to Christmas albums of old,” with highlights including original songs like "Secret Santa," a jaunty Cuban-inspired number featuring Maya Rudolph, and renditions of classics including "Let It Snow" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." It hit in the top 5 on the Billboard Jazz Albums chart.

Tickets ($30-$55) for her Cincinnati stop are on sale now at memorialhallotr.com. The show is at 8 p.m. Dec. 8. All attendees must provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test from the past 72 hour, and wear a mask.

For more Gasteyer, keep an eye out for A Clüsterfünke Christmas, airing Dec. 4 on Comedy Central. Written and produced with and starring SNL alum Rachel Dratch, the holiday-movie parody follows a New York real estate powerhouse named Holly who heads to a tiny town to transform the Clüsterfünke Inn into a resort. Her plans are interrupted when she meets a sexy lumberjack.

Watch Gasteyer perform Sugar & Booze's title track on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

And remember the classic SNL holiday skit about Schweddy Balls below:

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