From the Mt. Tabor Arts Collaborative:
Seasoned Broadway performers give their voices up for youth theater
May 19th at 7pm in The Tabernacle in Mount Tabor.
Performing the songs of Hammerstein and Hart, a team of professionals will gift show tune classics to the audience and to the nonprofit the concert supports.
Stanley Wayne Mathis, from Broadways’ Book of Mormon, Kiss Me Kate, and Lion King currently is a principal on NBC’s hit show Rise.
Michelle McConnell wears the crown of the longest running Carlotta from Phantom of the Opera, where she shared the stage with Marni Raab, known for her role as Christine.
Dawn Ward-Lau, who brought her colleagues from the international tour of HAIR: The Musical together last year in Mount Tabor, is directing the Mount Tabor Arts Collaborative with her husband, Jimmy Lau.
These performers and a half dozen others, will pack the octagon-shaped Tabernacle theater — a late 19th century venue that “plays like a vintage guitar” and is a classic in its own right.
This concert featuring Rodgers & Hart’s best and brightest are meant to keep listeners tapping and swaying for days. Sometimes it’s fun to be bewitched, bewildered, and bothered — and hey, maybe there even will be a blue moon.
“Anyone who can rhyme Coney with bologna is a lyricist guru in my book,” Dawn Ward Lau says of Rodgers and Hart. “They rhyme patricide with mattress side and I can’t get enough.”
We can’t get enough either. The Mount Tabor Arts Collaborative has three show dates this season, and we hope you enjoy them all.