Oct 7, 2013

10/12: American Showstoppers: An Evening with Richard Rodgers, featuring the Fred Barton Orchestra

On October 12, I return to the "American Showstoppers" series at Pace University to celebrate the music of Richard Rodgers:
"Fred Barton, his 12-piece orchestra and star-studded cast of performers are back to celebrate the legendary Richard Rodgers! The extraordinary icon’s career spanned six decades, during which he composed 40 Broadway musicals. Fred’s tribute to the versatility of Richard Rodgers will prove a revelation to those familiar with his biggest hits: Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Carousel, and The Sound of Music. You’ll hear Richard Rodgers from his razz-ma-tazz roots to his later masterworks, created with a number of star lyricists. Join us as we journey from Broadway to Hollywood and back, celebrating the incredible music and tales of Richard Rodgers!"
An Evening with Richard Rodgers
$45 | $35 | $25

Starring: Nora Mae Lyng, Tari Kelly, Anastasia Barzee, Karen Murphy, Damon Kirsche, David Elder, Joshua Henry, Jeffry Denman, and Jesse Luttrell. Directed and Choreographed by Scott Thompson.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Schimmel Center site or call toll-free (866) 811-4111Visit Facebook,  BroadwayWorld.com and Playbill.com for more details.

Here's an excerpt from a previous American Showstoppers concert, celebrating the music of Harold Arlen, "That Old Black Magic," in a duet with Anastasia Barzee.
"Be My Host" from NO STRINGS;  Joshua Henry, David Elder, Tari Kelly, Jeffry Denman, and Damon Kirsche (Photo: Kevin Yatarola)
Fred Barton and company at the American Showstoppers tribute to Richard Rodgers. (Photo: Kevin Yatarola)