Great American Songbook Cabaret

Great American Songbook Cabaret

Friday, March 2 at 7:30 pm

Saturday, March 3 at 7:30 pm

Sunday, March 4 at 2 pm

The Playhouse at the Overture Center

Featuring songs written by Irving Berlin, one of America’s greatest composers, the cabaret concert will be performed at The Playhouse in Overture March 2, 3 & 4.  Berlin’s career spanned over 40 years, from his first big hit, “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” (1911) to work in movie musicals and film, Top Hat (1926) and White Christmas (1943), and his last musical Mr President.

The cast includes: Susannah Brooks, Abby Stevens, Amanda Reichhold, Amy L. Welk, Michael Brunner, Bobby Goderich, Rick Henslin, and Bart Terrell. Joining them are narrators Marja Barger, Tamara Norden Brognano, and Wendy Jones Hill and dancers Cindy Severt and Dan Jackson.

Directed by Wendy Jones Hill, Narration by Tamara Norden Brognano, and Music Direction by Taras Nahirniak.

Tickets ($25 general, $20 students) are available now through the Overture Center online, by phone at (608) 258-4141, or in person.

Review

Outside, the wind whipped hard enough to blow our hoods back and slip icy fingers beneath our scarves.  But inside the Overture Center Playhouse, it was “nothing but blue skies” in Four Seasons Theatre’s second annual musical songbook, this time focusing on the music of Irving Berlin.

Read the full review by Lindsay Christians from 77 Square.

Special thanks to:

Support for the Great American Songbook Series outreach concerts and March 2-4 performances has been generously provided by the Pleasant Rowland Fund for Theater from the Madison Community Foundation

Additional support for the March 2-4 performances has been provided by the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission, Wisconsin Arts Board, Alliant Energy Foundation, and The Psychology Center.

Outreach Concerts

In addition, a 45 minute version of the program will be presented throughout the 2011-2012 season as part of our community outreach concerts in retirement communities and facilities and for civic organizations in the Madison area.

If you are interested in bringing this program to your organization or community please contact us.