Jul 4, 2011

7/6: Kritzerland at the Gardenia: Kander and Ebb

Kritzerland at the Gardenia

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Starring (in alphabetical order)
Zachary Ford (Tony, PCPA’s West Side Story; Rapunzel’s Prince, Into the Woods)
Juliana Hansen (Millie, Thoroughly Modern Millie, first national tour)
Damon Kirsche (Dentist, Cabrillo’s Little Shop of Horrors; Annie, Carpenter Center)
Marsha Kramer (Broadway: Wendy in Sandy Duncan’s Peter Pan; The Music Man, Hollywood Bowl)
Lauren Rubin (Off-Broadway, The Donkey Show;  NoHo Arts, Having It All)

Also joining us:  Melody Hollis (Broadway: Susan in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas)

Special Guest:  Gregory Harrison (Broadway: Kander and Ebb’s Steel Pier and Chicago)

Music Director:  John Boswell

Damon Kirsche sings the songs of Kander & Ebb (Photos: Daniel G. Lam)

The Cast of Kritzerland at the Gardenia: The Kander and Ebb Album
Our July “Kritzerland at the Gardenia” is another exciting evening devoted to the brilliant songs of John Kander and Fred Ebb.  Over the years, Bruce Kimmel has produced CDs containing many Kander and Ebb songs, including an entire album devoted to their music and lyrics, Brent Barrett’s “The Kander and Ebb Album,” as well as two instrumental presentations of their shows, Chicago and Cabaret, with the Brad Ellis Little Big Band.  Kander and Ebb have written some of the greatest theater songs ever, from shows such as Flora, The Red Menace; Cabaret; The Happy Time; Zorba; 70 Girls 70; Chicago; Woman Of The Year; and many others, including the recent The Scottsboro Boys, which received a Tony nomination for Best Score.  We’ve assembled our usual stellar group of singers, and it’s a treat to have as our special guest, Gregory Harrison, who starred in Kander and Ebb’s Steel Pier, and has played Billy Flynn in Chicago more than 1000 times on the road and on Broadway.  Our musical director is the great John Boswell.

So, join us for an incredibly tuneful evening filled with Kander and Ebb classics as well as some of their more obscure material.

Reservations:   Dinner reservations begin at 7:00 pm and will guarantee you a table.  If you reserve for dinner, you will get a phone confirmation.  If you wish to attend show only, please reserve with your phone number just in case we need to reach you, but you will not receive a confirmation.  Please make your reservation by noon on July 6th.

Cover charge is $15 with a two-drink minimum.
There is no drink minimum with dinner.

The Gardenia, 7066 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 467-7444

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