TWO SHOWS ONLY!
October 18th at 8pm – October 19th at 2pmThe Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall
Director David Bennett, who just helmed a wildly successful A Chorus Line at the 5th Avenue Theatre, leads our - wait for it – fantastic cast. David previously directed Fiorello! for SHOWTUNES, and now that he’s moved back to Seattle we look forward to using his talents more often. Linda Dowdell, music director, is new to SHOWTUNES. Linda previously served as music director and pianist of both the Mark Morris Dance Group and Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project, and has played concerts with Elaine Stritch, Carol Swarbrick, and Judy Kaye.
FEATURING: Auston James (El Gallo, The Narrator), Anne Eisendrath (Luisa, The Girl), Ethan Carpenter (Matt, The Boy), Steven Hando (Bellomy, The Girl’s Father), Sarah Rudinoff (Hucklebee, The Boy’s Mother), Cassidy Katims (The Mute), Allen Galli (Mortimer, The Man Who Dies) and Sean Griffin (Henry, The Old Actor)
This concert will feature the lyrical harp/piano/bass/percussion orchestration heard on the classic cast album. In addition to Music Director Linda Dowdell on piano, we have three incredible Pacific Northwest musicians bringing this score to life. Catherine Case (Harp) currently serves as a substitute harpist for the Seattle Symphony, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Tacoma Symphony, and can often be found playing in the pit at the 5th Avenue Theater. Catherine holds degrees in music from Oberlin Conservatory and Rice University. Stephen Schermer (Bass) is the assistant principal bassist with Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, Affiliate Artist at University Of Puget Sound, and is active throughout the Northwest in studio recording, as a clinician, adjudicator, and chamber musician. Stephen holds degrees from Eastern Washington University and the New England Conservatory with principal teachers Roma Vayspapir, Edwin Barker, and James Orleans. Paul Hansen (Percussion) performs regularly with the Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Symphony, and Paramount Theater orchestras, but is most often heard at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theater, where he has over ninety productions to his credit.
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SHOWTUNES excels at producing concert versions of countless unsung gems of the American Musical Theatre. With scripts in hand, and using minimal staging, props and costumes, SHOWTUNES brings to life the original book and the score while showcasing the vast array of talent from the Seattle area.
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