Music by Richard Rodgers / Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II / Music Arrangements by Fred Wells / Conceived By Walter Bobbie
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We endeavor to create a live performance in an outdoor venue with social distancing in place for the performers and audience. We will be featuring 5 local artists who will be either NUOVA alumni or artists planning to join us for our 2021 Festival Season. Performances will take place in August.
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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 new R&H musical opened the 1994 Broadway season with flair and distinction, garnering wildly enthusiastic notices as well as earning two Tony nominations, including Best Musical. Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II may never have 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’sprecisely 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 Outa 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 R&H remain. (concordtheatricals.com)
WHAT THE CRITICS HAVE TO SAY:
- “Masterful… A songfest for those who love musical theater.” – Allan Bresloff, Around The Town Chicago
- “A spendiferous show of songs, a terrific compendium…Indeed a grand night!” – New York Post
- “Stylish… Among the finest musical revues I’ve ever seen! Don’t miss it.” – Tom Williams, Chicago Critic
A Grand Night For Singing is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. www.concordtheatricals.com