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Filmed for a PBS special, Awakening, Live in Concert is a new concert DVD from angelic Jackie Evancho, featuring songs from her latest CD, Awakening. With music drawn from the best-known pieces from the classical canon, Broadway, uplifting sacred music and pop songs, Jackie's astoundingly beautiful voice soars at the magnificent Longwood Gardens Open Air Theatre. Longwood Gardens is over 1,000 acres of gardens, woodlands and meadows in Pennsylvania's Brandywine Creek Valley, Jackie's home state. In addition to her on-stage performance, Jackie performs at various stunning locations throughout the Garden such as the Chimes Tower and the spectacular Main Fountain.
Jackie is joined by Cheyenne Jackson, who hosts and performs with Jackie. Cheyenne, star of Broadway, film and television is best known for his award-winning Broadway performance in Finian's Rainbow, his recurring role in NBC's 30 Rock and his starring role in HBO biopic, Liberace, Behind the Candelabra. The two also show us some of the splendid beauty of the Garden as they tour some gorgeous key locations within it. Awakening, Live in Concert includes two bonus videos not seen in the PBS special and a Longwood Gardens Feature.