The Christmas season is here in Western New York and that means Christmas shows galore.

One of the first ones of the season took place right on Thanksgiving evening when Sarah Brightman brought her Christmas show to the OLG Stage at the Fallsview Casino.

Brightman was a Broadway actress and singer who began her career in the musical "Cats" by Andrew Lloyd Webber. She also starred as Christine Daae in the musical "The Phantom of the Opera" and was part of the original London cast who recorded the album that sold over 40 million copies worldwide in 1987.

When she retired from the stage, she resumed her musical career and is currently on tour with a Christmas Show.

Our good friend David "Gus" Griesinger from BackstageAxxess was at the show with the camera in hand. (CHECK OUT PHOTOS AND FULL REVIEW)

During the show, Brightman was backed by a 16-piece choir that really set the mood for the Holiday season in Western New York and Southern Ontario.

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The Christmas shows have just begun here in Western New York. Here is a look at some of the shows that are coming soon.

December 2nd - Trans-Siberian Orchestra at KeyBank Center
December 5th - Jim Brickman at Buffalo State
December 6th - A Johhny Reid Christmas at OLG Stage, Fallsview Casino
December 8th and 9th - Greater Niagara Ballet Company Presents: The Nutcracker

For the latest Christmas shows and events check out the 716 Holiday Calendar HERE.

Check out some photos from Sarah Brightman's Christmas show at OLG Stage.

Sarah Brightman OLG Stage

Sarah Brightman brought her Christmas show to OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino

Gallery Credit: Dave Fields

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