A Grand Night for Singing, 2012

Grand_Night_for_Singing_poster_by_recanthaMusic: Richard Rodgers
Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II
Music Arrangements: Fred Wells
Orchestration: Michael Gibson and Jonathan Tunick
Conceived by Walter Bobbie

Taste and imagination, the two key ingredients for a first-rate revue, abound in this fresh take on the Rodgers & Hammerstein canon conceived by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie. Over three decades after the duo’s final collaboration, The Sound of Music, took the Great White Way by storm, this musical opened the 1994 Broadway season with flair and distinction, garnering wildly enthusiastic notices as well as earning two Tony nominations, including Best Musical. Theatregoers probably never imagined ‘Shall We Dance?’ as a comic pas de deux for a towering beauty and her diminutive admirer, nor did they suspect that one day a lovelorn young lad might pose the musical question, ‘How do you solve a problem like Maria?’ But that’s precisely the kind of invention lavished upon this new revue, with innovative musical arrangements including a sultry Andrews Sisters-esque ‘I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out-a My Hair,’ a swingin’ ‘Honeybun’ worthy of the Modernaires, and a jazzy ‘Kansas City’ which leaves no question about how terrifically up to date the remarkable songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein remain.

Mainstage Company:
Jesse Carrey-Beaver
Frankie Dailey
Christie Farrell
Nate Huntley
Susan Lahout
Katharine McDonough
Jared Nelson
Sara Schoch
Michael Stewart
Patrick Stinson
Jaime Swartz
Kara Tripoli
Logan Alexis Troyer
Ben Walker
Jeremy Ward

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Production Team:
Director: Kate Arecchi
Choreographer: Lisa Travis
Music Director: Paul Loman
Scenic Designer: Matt Kizer
Lighting/Sound Designer: Daniel Brunk
Costume Designer: Devario Simmons
Production Supervisor/Properties Master: Schrader
Technical Director: Erik Anderson
Stage Manager: Michelle Wiggins

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