2004-05 broadway and more series
Featuring guest vocalists Anne Cochran and Tracy Silverman. Mr. Brickman has won the hearts of millions of fans around the world, easily crossing over from Adult Contemporary to Smooth Jazz and Country. His string of hits include his first chart topping instrumental “Angel Eyes,” “Valentine,” recorded by Martina McBride, and “The Gift,” recorded by Collin Raye. Mr. Brickman can be heard around the county on “Your Weekend With Jim Brickman,” his syndicated weekly radio show.
STEPHEN SCHWARTZ SONGBOOK
A collection of hits from the Grammy® and Oscar® winning songwriter Stephen Schwartz, best known for his musicals Godspell, Pippin, The Magic Show, The Baker’s Wife, Working, Rags, Children of Eden and his newest Broadway sensation, Wicked. His film works include Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Prince of Egypt. Songs performed by Tony Award® Winner Debbie Gravitte (Jerome Robbins’ Broadway), Tony Award® Nominee Liz Callaway (Miss Saigon, CATS) and MAC (Manhattan Association of Clubs and Cabarets) Award Winner Scott Coulter.
ON THE SUNNY SIDE - The Songs and Story of the Carter Family
Keep On The Sunny Side is the story about Alvin P. Carter, his wife Sara, and their sister-in-law Maybelle Carter, a shy gospel trio that would become the most influential group in country music history. From their landmark first recording session in Bristol, Tennessee in 1927, to their signings with Victor, ARC and Decca Records, the years of the Great Depression, and their final retirement in 1952, Keep On The Sunny Side ~ The Songs and Story of the Carter Family brings to live theatre the drama, music and laughter – and the Love Story That Began Country Music. Over two dozen songs are featured in Keep On The Sunny Side including "Worried Man Blues," "Wabash Cannonball," "Will The Circle Be Unbroken," "Wildwood Flower," and their signature song, "Keep on the Sunny Side."
ON THE ROOF
A remarkable journey traveling through secret love, forbidden betrothal, weddings, devotion and forgiveness, tempered by rejection, oppression and imminent revolution. Emerging through it all, we find humor, strength and perseverance, reminding us of life’s never-ending circle. Based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, Fiddler on the Roof has been lauded by critics again and again, and won the hearts of people all around the world. Filled with a rousing, heartwarming score, which includes “Tradition,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were A Rich Man” and “Sunrise, Sunset,” Fiddler on the Roof is a timeless classic. Without our traditions, our lives would be as shaky as a...Fiddler on the Roof!
THE BIG BAND YEARS
Broadway generated a staggering number of hit songs during the Big Band Era of the ‘30s, ‘40s and early ‘50s. Widely popularized by recording and performing artists, on radio and television, and in dance halls across the country, these songs became part of the Big Band Songbook. Columbia Artists has teamed up with veteran Broadway conductor Keith Levenson to capture and celebrate this vast contribution by Broadway composers and lyricists during the Big Band Era. The production will feature Alfred Boe (who won rave reviews in Baz Luhrman’s La Boheme) and Robin Skye (from the Broadway productions of Parade and Cyrano the Musical) – two exciting young Broadway talents – with Artistic Director Keith Levenson (Annie, Grease, Jesus Christ Superstar, Dreamgirls) conducting The Curtain Up Orchestra.
A total violin experience. Bowfire is a meeting of critically acclaimed violinists and fiddlers whose expertise encompasses styles as diverse as classical, jazz, country, rock, old-time, Texas-style, bluegrass, gypsy, eclectic, Celtic, and electric. The high level of talent and the diverse range of material presented in their performances serve not only as a testament to the virtuosity of these musicians, but also as a loving tribute to this amazingly versatile, complex and lyrically romantic instrument. Assembled by acclaimed jazz violinist Lenny Solomon, the performing ensemble consists of violinis, piano, bass, drums, guitar, and cello.
Robert Harlings off-Broadway and feature film hit. The setting is Truvy's Beauty Spot where a delightful group of women congregate for much more than a wash and set. Over the years, many jokes are cracked, many grievances are aired, and many tears are shed. Through it all, these women become Steel Magnolias: beautiful, but strong enough to survive any challenge together. Presented by the award-winning Montana Rep (Diary of Anne Frank, Death of a Salesman, The Miracle Worker).
Updated: Thursday, July 6, 2006
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