MSO POPS! Concert to star veteran Broadway performers Rob Evan, Christiane Noll, and Capathia Jenkins
Shenandoah Conservatory's Chorus also featured
Hagerstown, MD: The Great White Way will take center stage at the historic Maryland Theatre in downtown Hagerstown on Saturday, September 25 when the Maryland Symphony Orchestra presents Broadway Rocks, a contemporary concert extravaganza jammed with hits from Hairspray, Rent, Wicked, Jersey Boys, Mama Mia, The Phantom of the Opera and many more. The concert will begin at 8pm.
Rob Evan starred in the original Broadway cast of Jekyll & Hyde, playing the title roles for three years and over 600 performances. His rendition of "This Is the Moment" has been heard at numerous prestigious events including the 2001 Inaugural Gala for President George W. Bush, the 1998 & 1999 New York Yankees World Series Celebrations, the Today Show and Monday Night Football. Rob has starred around the world in the all-new Jekyll & Hyde: The Concert and The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Evan starred in the role of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables on Broadway and was chosen to lead the critically acclaimed National Touring Company to its history making stop on Broadway. Other Broadway roles include Kerchak in Disney's Tarzan, Orin Scrivello, D.D.S. in Little Shop of Horrors and Count von Krolock in Dance of the Vampires. Off-Broadway, he created the roles of The Dancin' Kid in Johnny Guitar and Miles Hendon in The Prince and the Pauper. www.rob-evan.com
Christiane Noll made a star turn on Broadway this past season as Mother in the Kennedy Center's revival of Ragtime for which she was nominated for both a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award. She made her Broadway debut starring in Jekyll & Hyde, creating the role of Emma. Ms. Noll received an Ovation Award for her comedic turn as Hope Caldwell in the National Tour of Urinetown and wowed audiences again as Vanna Vane in The Mambo Kings and soared as Jane Smart in the American premiere of The Witches of Eastwick. She has been a member of the national tours of Grease (Sandy), Miss Saigon (Ellen) and City of Angels (Mallory/Avril), as well as a tour of Australia and Thailand as Nellie in South Pacific. www.christycat.com/christiane
Capathia Jenkins made her Broadway debut in The Civil War, where she created the role of Harriet Jackson. She then starred in the Off-Broadway revival of Godspell, where she wowed audiences with her stirring rendition of "Turn Back, O Man" which can still be heard on the original cast recording. She returned to Broadway in The Look of Love and was critically acclaimed for her performances of the Bacharach/David hits. Ms. Jenkins then created the roles of The Washing Machine in Caroline, Or Change and Frieda May in Martin Short's Fame Becomes Me where she sang "Stop the Show" and brought the house down every night. She was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for her starring role in (mis)Understanding Mammy-The Hattie McDaniel Story and most recently has been seen in Nora Ephron's Love, Loss and What I Wore. www.capathiajenkins.com
The Shenandoah Chorus of Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA-one of the country's premiere conservatories-is a large mixed chorus which performs traditional and contemporary works. The Chorus has traveled to Roswell, New Mexico to premiere Stephen Melillo's Beyond Courage, a tribute to veterans of the Bataan Death March and to Tokyo, Japan to record the work with the Japan Air Self Defense Band. The Chorus is directed by Karen Keating.
Tickets for the concert range from $15 to $49 for adults and $12 to $25 for children and full-time students. To purchase tickets, call 301-797-4000 or go online at www.marylandsymphony.org. Student Rush tickets (no reservations accepted) will be available at the box office beginning 90 minutes before the evening's performance for $5.00. Seat selection will be at the discretion of the box office personnel. The Maryland Theatre is located at 21 S. Potomac Street.
The Gold Baton Sponsor for Broadway Rocks is Antietam Health Services. Conductor's Circle Sponsors are Hub Labels, Inc. and an Anonymous donor.
Subscriptions for the entire 2010-2011 Season are still available at the MSO office at 30 West Washington Street or by calling 301-797-4000. First time subscribers receive a 50% discount off regular single ticket prices. Season ticket holders can enjoy all five MasterWorks Concerts for as little as $37.
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.
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