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Feinstein's at the Nikko welcomes Adam & Anthony Live, starring Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp, original stars of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning rock musical, RENT which is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. For this special intimate club engagement, original RENT stars Adam & Anthony come together in a pop/rock evening celebrating their individual musical careers as well as the Broadway cultural hit, RENT. Both stars come to Feinstein's at The Nikko direct from current Broadway star-turns: Anthony Rapp in Broadway's If/Then (currently on a National tour) and Adam currently starring in the hit musical Disaster. These two friends will share stories about the hit show that brought them together 20 years ago and perform songs from the Pulitzer Prize-winning show, as well as their individual material.
Regarded by many as the world's finest traditional Irish band, Altan is renowned for its heartwarming, dynamic live performances that range from touching ballads to hard-hitting reels and jigs. Throughout its career Altan has shown an unwavering commitment to the beauty of traditional music, particularly that of the Donegal fiddlers and singers.
After playing sold-out engagements in New York City and Europe, Bay Area native Alysha Umphress brings her solo show, Homecoming Queen, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for her San Francisco cabaret debut. Umphress will perform an eclectic mix of songs – from classic Broadway and contemporary up-and-comers, to 40's jazz and 80's pop…plus highlights from throughout her career! Broadway composer/lyricist Adam Wachter will serve as musical director.
Amy Hānaiali'i, Hawaii's top-selling female vocalist of all time, will bring aloha to Feinstein's at the Nikko this holiday season. Continuing the tradition of her ancestral roots, Hānaiali'i will take audiences on a musical journey – from 1930s New York City, to the silver screen of Hollywood, to the golden age of the Rat Pack, to present day Hawaii. Blending these genres with her contemporary original compositions, Hānaiali'i will also perform classic Christmas songs in Hawaiian.
Direct from Bahia in northern Brazil—a place where otherwise long forgotten gods are still remembered—comes this irresistible troupe famous for its explosive drumming, feverish dancing and uncontainable energy. Its display of Bahian folkloric dances of African origin was described as a "non-stop extravaganza" by the San Francisco Chronicle. Balé Folclórico da Bahia brings thrilling choreography, joyous rhythms, and a feisty, flirtatious exuberance to every performance.
The brainchild of Michael Nunn and Billy Trevitt— two former principal dancers of The Royal Ballet— Balletboyz is London's hottest groundbreaking and distinctly masculine dance company renowned for their exciting and innovative blend of live performance and original filmwork. Featuring two new commissions by Pontus Lidberg and Javier de Frutos, the evening takes an elegant, powerful and provocative look at life and death.
Show begins when the director asks the audience to suggest a popular film title and then the cast, right there on the spot, improvise the "black version" of that film complete with its improvised soundtrack, dance numbers, DVD extras, audition reels & more.
The Black Version is a completely improvised show that started at The Groundlings Theatre in LA in 2010 to sold out crowds and great reviews. Rolling Stone magazine calls the show "Hot" and the cast a "Comedic A-Team", LA Weekly says the show is "Red Hot" and "Scores more than it's share of belly laughs" while the LA Times calls the show "A Winner"!
Broadway actors, dancers and producers from Tony-Award winning and fan-favorite shows including South Pacific, The Producers, The Book of Mormon, Motown the Musical and Les Misérables have assembled the highest caliber of Los Angeles-based Broadway performers to offer Angelenos an intimate and heart-stopping taste of Broadway. The show features a live band, rotating program and special celebrity guests. The producers intend to continue the show on a weekly basis at W Hollywood.
The election may be over, but the laughter continues! The Capitol Steps return with brand new and up-to-the-minute political satire song parodies that take aim at the outrageous goings on—from the campaign trail, congress and other political hot spots! Their trademark no-holds-barred approach to the headlines of the day in song and sketch is guaranteed to keep both sides of the aisle laughing, bringing down the House…and Senate!
The theater will resonate with the pulsating sounds of footwork, song, castanets, syncopated hand clapping, and guitar. Carolina Lugo and her daughter Carolé Acuña and their company of Flamenco musicians and dancers paint a visual canvas in movement for a very special evening of entertainment. Returning to the ODC for the 20th anniversary of the founding of their company, they bring a fascinating new work of art to the stage"La Vida de los Muertos" ~ The Joyful Journey". The dramatic qualities of the story use a haunting Hitchcockian style to remind us of the vulnerability of an artistic life and the immortality of great art and artists. If you have not seen this group in one of its many concert performances, this is an opportunity to experience their high energy and passion, a passion that defines a new dimension in Flamenco and Spanish dance traditions.
Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, supercharges the classic living room slide show into a laugh-out-loud celebration of spectacular mid-century car culture, space age style, landmark attractions, festive fashions, outrageous architecture, theme parks, and much, much more!
One of the true hit makers of the 1990"s, Collin Raye still continues to crank out soulful, heartfelt material with the honesty and richness that is signature to his vocals. With 21 top 10 singles including four number one hits: "Love, Me", "In This Life", "My Kinda Girl", and "I Can Still Feel You," Collin Raye has long been considered as one of Country music's most passionate and energizing showmen!
Complexions makes it "sensationally, jaw-droppingly clear that we live in the age of the super dancer, at a time when technical virtuosity is being redefined as an expressive state" (Dance Magazine). Under the artistic direction of Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, Complexions continues to lead the way with its unprecedented approach to contemporary ballet. A show that literally rocks—with the So Cal premiere of Strum, set to the music of Metallica, plus a piece on unrequited love set to J.S. Bach's Chromatic Fantasy!
Having brilliantly narrated the Feinstein's at the Nikko concert presentations of Hello Dolly and Mame this summer, Darlene Popovic is back for her Feinstein's at the Nikko solo debut. This actress, comedienne and singer has frequently showcased her many talents on Bay Area stages including performances with 42nd Street Moon, New Conservatory Theatre Center and TheatreWorks. She is an alumna of American Conservatory Theatre as well as the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Darlene has released one CD "Love and Laughter" and is the recipient of numerous San Francisco Bay Area Gold, Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle, Dramalogue and Dean Goodman Choice Awards
Get your entire family into the spirit of the season with a Carpenter Center holiday tradition of cherished Vince Guaraldi tunes and more—starring jazz pianist David Benoit, featured vocalist Sara Gazarek, and special appearance by the All-American Boys Chorus!
The Broadway star (Wicked, A Light in the Piazza) returns with a strong, confident baritone that soars into the tenor range, and a charm that's undeniably magnetic!
Tony and Emmy-winning actress Tyne Daly steps into the role of mad Countess Aurelia in Jerry Herman's musical Dear World. Daly follows in the footsteps of Angela Lansbury who originated the role on Broadway and will lead a cast of thirteen performers, accompanied by a live 25 piece orchestra and a chorus of 16 singers. Herman, best known for his Broadway triumphs Mame and Hello, Dolly! created the musical's magnificent and evocative score that has led to cult following over the years. Primetime Emmy-winner and director David Lee and veteran producer Suzi Dietz bring Herman and Daly together for a one-night concert rendition of this hidden gem.
Best known for his award winning portrayal of Bob Gaudio of the Four Seasons in the Clint Eastwood directed film Jersey Boys (reprising the role he played onstage in the original San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas companies) and for starring as Blake Moran on the hit CBS drama, Madam Secretary, Bergen promises to summons his heroes Peter Allen, Barry Manilow, Elton John and Billy Joel for his show that he best describes as 'a party." This scintillating evening will also feature songs and hilarious behind the scenes stories from Bergen's dazzling career. Musical direction will be provided by American Idol's Michael Orland.
Discover extraordinary ways that ordinary people are changing the world with an evening of insight by Nicholas D. Kristof—human rights advocate and an esteemed columnist for The New York Times. Kristof will discuss his celebrated book, A Path Appears, as he motivates through captivating stories of individuals and organizations applying research, evidence-based strategies, and innovative ideas to make the world a better place.
A stellar cast of four sensational entertainers perform the hits from four of the most iconic musical styles in pop music history! This Vegas style revue is complete with fun costumes, and choreographed production numbers like "Twist and Shout," "Stop in the Name of Love," "Surfin' USA, "Stayin' Alive," and more!
Broadway veteran Franc D'Ambrosio returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko for one performance of his acclaimed show, I'll Be Seein' Youz…A Bronx Boy's Musical Perspective of World War II. Featuring lively tunes made popular between 1939–1946, the evening will also include charismatic stories from Mr. D'Ambrosio's colorful Italian family.
Franc D'Ambrosio is best known as "The Iron Man of the Mask" having played the title role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award winning musical The Phantom of the Opera for more than 2300 performances; a record he held for a decade. From this notoriety, D'Ambrosio was cast by Barry Manilow as the lead in his touring production of Copacabana.
Join George Takei—the noted actor and activist with a signature wit—as he offers insight into his rise to celebrity as a sci-fi icon, his remarkable journey as social media luminary, and his passionate role in the fight for LGBTQ equality in America. Dedicated to empowering others to beat the odds and make a difference, Takei reveals his personal story of his family's forced internment as Japanese Americans during WWII in this intimate evening.
This special evening presents music by George Gershwin and other American giants of the 20th century: Duke Ellington, Cole Porter and Leonard Bernstein. Two Broadway stars – Brian Stokes Mitchell and Megan Hilty – lend their powerhouse vocal talents to solos and duets by Porter, Ellington and Gershwin, including Porter's "So in Love" from Kiss Me Kate, the musical for which Mitchell earned Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle awards. 20-year-old piano sensation George Li opens the program with Gershwin's virtuosic "I Got Rhythm" Variations. Gala proceeds benefit the Los Angeles Philharmonic and its education initiatives.
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Megan Hilty, singer
Brian Stokes Mitchell, singer
George Li, piano
Boris Allakhverdyan, clarinet
Gershwin: "I Got Rhythm" Variations Program Notes
Ellington: Night Creatures: Stalking Monster
Porter: Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love from "Paris"
Ellington: I'm Beginning to See the Light
Porter: So in Love, from "Kiss Me Kate"
Bernstein: Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
Gershwin: Someone to Watch Over Me from "Oh, Kay!"
Gershwin: It Ain't Necessarily So from "Porgy and Bess"
Gershwin: Let's Call The Whole Thing Off from "Shall We Dance"
Gershwin: An American in Paris
Written and composed by O-Lan Jones, in collaboration with critically acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter Emmett Tinley, Iceland is a modern love story, set in a mythical and timeless world, where ancient creatures challenge the hero and heroine on an archetypal journey. The work tells an intimate story, beginning in an Icelandic airport and journeying off the map of the known world, into the realm of "The Hiddenfolk" and the vast mythic inner landscapes of Iceland. The Iceland Concert at the Ford, presented for the first time with full orchestration and complete score, will be directed and choreographed by local legend Ken Roht, with musical direction by David O, as well as additional creative scenic design elements and impressionistic costumes.
J.S. Bach: The Circle of Creation combines text, music, stunning projected video and images to explore the world of the artisans—papermakers, violin carvers, string spinners, and performers—who helped J.S. Bach realize his musical genius. This latest multimedia creation by the acclaimed Alison Mackay redefines the concert experience!
Three time Emmy and Golden Globe winning Actress Jane Lynch was raised near Chicago and cut her theatrical teeth at The Second City and Steppenwolf Theatre. Known for her TV work as Sue Sylvester in Glee, Amy in Angel From Hell, and the as host of Hollywood Game Night, Jane also as numerous additional television and film credits.
As America's hottest illusionist, Jason Bishop mystifies with stunning and original state-of-the art magic, award-winning sleight of hand, and one-of-a-kind grand illusions delivered with a totally modern energy and an outstanding rock soundtrack. From exclusive grand illusions to close-up magic projected onto a huge screen—no other touring illusionist showcases such a diverse array of talents and virtuosity!
Jim Brickman, award-winning songwriter and pianist, brings his most entertaining and romantic concert of the year, Pure Piano: The Greatest Hits. Brickman's engaging stage presence seamlessly blends emotion and humor with music that touches the heart. Brickman leads the audience on a personal escape with stirring solo piano and vocal collaborations, including hits like "Angel Eyes," "Valentine," "If You Believe" and "Love of My Life." Jim Brickman in concert strikes the perfect balance of musical intimacy, compelling storytelling and a personal connection with every audience member.
Kick off the holidays as The Jive Aces deck the hall with high energy music, wild stage show, and irresistible humor! The UK's No.1 jive and swing band performs energetic renditions of Christmas Classics and fresh arrangements of classics—from such greats as Louis Prima, Bobby Darin, Dean Martin and more—leaving the audience cheering!
Comedic master John Cleese—often regarded as the funniest man alive—returns to share hilarious anecdotes about his colorful life and career, which spans more than 50 years! Best known for his idiosyncratic turns in Monty Python's Flying Circus, Fawlty Towers and A Fish Called Wanda, John Cleese enthralls audiences worldwide with his wit, his charm, and his unique brand of unrelenting humor!
Following two previous sold-out engagements, Jonathan Poretz returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with his newest show, Sinatra, Dino, Darin & Davis – When Vegas Was Vegas! Backed by the six-piece Fil Lorenz Orchestra, Poretz will recreate the heyday of a young Las Vegas, bringing a 60s vibe to the Feinstein's at the Nikko stage. His authentic, big band arrangements of everyone's favorite songs from the vast catalogs of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin and Sammy Davis, Jr, includes such celebrated songs as "I've Got You Under My Skin," "I've Got the World On a String," "Ain't That A Kick In The Head," "Everybody Loves Somebody,""Beyond The Sea," "Mack The Knife," "Mr. Bojangles," "Candy Man," "My Way," New York, New York," and many more. This show is a swingin' big band tribute to the icons of a generation and the men who transformed a desert's heat into an oasis of cool.
A true living legend, José Feliciano delivers an exhilarating and magnetic performance while displaying remarkable dexterity on the guitar, and a voice that resonates with strength and power. Accompanied by his band, Felciano shares his trademark ability to re-invent rock classics with a Latin spin, as demonstrated in one of his biggest hits, "Light My Fire." Truly a night to remember, don't miss your chance to see him doing what he does best!
After a sold-out engagement in 2015, English songbird, Julia Fordham, returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko to perform songs from her forthcoming release, "Live & Untouched" – a wonderful cross-section of songs recorded at recent shows.
British singer-songwriter Julia Fordham continues to enchant audiences around the world with her extraordinary vocal range and heartfelt songs. From 1988's "Happy Ever After" — her first release and an international hit — and throughout all 12 albums, her unique voice and exquisitely crafted compositions strike an everlasting chord.
In this cabaret event, join Eastern Europe's most sought-after mezzo-soprano… understudy and, self-proclaimed, Godmother of Grunge as she takes you on a musical journey through the 1990s.
Worn out by decades of fame, and chased by the IRS, the Countess Katya Smirnoff-Skyy fled NYC in 1991 in search of a quite, semi-charmed kind of life. Taking up residence on the sleepy banks Lake Washington, Katya wittingly finds herself at the center of a musical revolution. Neighbor to Kurt Cobain, diction coach to Celine Dion, and muse of Lilith Fair, Katya worked selflessly behind the scenes to shape a sound that defined a generation. "Ironically" her story has never been told ... until now.
Drawing upon the music of Nirvana, Semisonic, the Spice Girls and more, this show will take you back to a time when "groove was in the heart", streets were paved in plaid flannel, and no one dared to destroy your sweater.
The theater will resonate with the pulsating sounds of footwork, song, castanets, syncopated hand clapping, and guitar. Carolina Lugo and her daughter Carolé Acuña and their company of Flamenco musicians and dancers paint a visual canvas in movement for a very special evening of entertainment. Returning to the ODC for the 20th anniversary of the founding of their company, they bring a fascinating new work of art to the stage La Vida de los Muertos - The Joyful Journey. The dramatic qualities of the story use a haunting Hitchcockian style to remind us of the vulnerability of an artistic life and the immortality of great art and artists. If you have not seen this group in one of its many concert performances, this is an opportunity to experience their high energy and passion, a passion that defines a new dimension in Flamenco and Spanish dance traditions.
Showcasing one of the greatest contemporary voices of our time, Linda Eder's diverse repertoire spans Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz. She returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko to celebrate the holidays with seasonal songs from her critically acclaimed Christmas albums – "Christmas Stays the Same" and "Christmas Where You Are" – as well as some of her greatest hits and fan favorites!
Eder launched her recording career in 1991 with her self-titled debut album and has since established herself as one of the greatest contemporary voices of our time known for her interpretations of Broadway, pop, country and jazz favorites. She has recorded 16 solo albums including her most recent "Retro" a special collection of compositions written during the past 20 years for shows or projects that did not happen despite the beauty of the songs. Linda thanks the composers, lyricists, arrangers, orchestrators and musicians that helped finally bring this music to life.
International vocalist Lua Hadar and her jazz trio perform their new hit show, When in Rome: Songs of the "La Dolce Vita" Era. Originally produced in conjunction with The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, the show features popular Italian and American hits by Ennio Morricone, Nino Rota, Luigi Tenco, Henry Mancini, Domenico Modugno and more, including such favorites as Arrivederci Roma, Al di là, Volare and of course When in Rome. Vocals: Lua Hadar; Piano: Jason Martineau; Bass: Dan Feiszli; Drums: Kelly Park
Lua Hadar has been an Italophile since she can remember, living in Italy several years while touring as a performer, becoming fluent in the language and falling in love with all things Italian.
Hadar has performed in Italy, France, Spain and Switzerland during her five year residency with two italian theatre companies and has charmed audiences from Bangkok to New York. She has performed numerous times at San Francisco's legendary Fairmont Hotel, as well as The Plush R
"From the first note, Mandy Harvey tames her audience into stunned appreciation," proclaims LA Times, as the jazz singer effortlessly glides from breathy jazz standards to growling blues!
The hour-long staged adaptation—perfect for ages 3-8—features endearing puppets, stunning scenery, and evocative music of stories that have delighted generations. Goodnight Moon celebrates familiar nighttime rituals, while The Runaway Bunny tells a pretend tale of leaving home and a parent's love!
Michael Feinstein, Ambassador of the Great American Songbook, has built a dazzling career over the last three decades bringing the music of the Great American songbook to the world. From recordings that have earned him five Grammy Award nominations to his Emmy nominated PBS-TV specials, his acclaimed NPR series and concerts spanning the globe. His work as an educator and archivist define Feinstein as one of the most important musical forces of our time.
Lorna Luft is the daughter of Judy Garland and Sid Luft. She made her show business debut at age 11 singing "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" on a Christmas special of her mother's CBS television series The Judy Garland Show.
Griffiths pays homage to Cole Porter—and his legacy that continues to sparkle—with all of the provocative and witty lyrics as well as the sophisticated rhythms and melodies!
Mona Golabek intertwines some of the world's most beloved piano music in this poignant tribute to her remarkable mother, Lisa Jura, as she shares the true story of how the young Jewish pianist eascaped Nazi-controlled Austria and triumphed through her talent.
LA Opera presents Opera at the Beach, a live broadcast sponsored by Los Angeles County and by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. Macbeth, starring Plácido Domingo, will be broadcast live in high-definition from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to the big screen at the Santa Monica Pier.
LA Opera presents Opera at the Beach, a live broadcast sponsored by Los Angeles County and by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. Our season opener of Macbeth, starring Plácido Domingo, will be broadcast live in high-definition from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to the big screen at the Santa Monica Pier.
Tony Award-winning star of stage and screen, Patina Miller (CBS' "Madam Secretary," "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay," Pippin on Broadway), will bring "An Evening with Patina" to Feinstein's at the Nikko for her San Francisco debut. Miller celebrates the American Songbook in a special concert featuring songs ranging from R&B and soul to Broadway's biggest hits.
Patina Miller was most recently seen staring as press coordinator Daisy Grant in the second season of CBS' hit drama series, "Madam Secretary," starring Tea Leoni, Bebe Neuwirth and Tim Daly. Written by Barbara Hall and directed by Dave Semel, the series' third season will return to CBS in October 2016.
Paula Poundstone is back with her legendary ability to create humor on the spot! Armed with nothing but a stool, a microphone and a can of Diet Pepsi, Poundstone can find the hilarious angle of almost any subject—from the absurdity of the political world to the deviousness of housecats—and deliver it with impeccable timing and razor-sharp wit. Heard regularly on NPR's popular rascal of a weekly news quiz show, Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me, Poundstone is famous for her spontaneity where every performance is unique!
The cult favorite returns by demand after five sold out appearances! Experience two hours of thrilling visuals choreographed to one of the greatest bands of all time, Pink Floyd! With vivid multi-screen video projections, cutting edge laser technology, and the theatre's state-of-the-art sound system—it's got all the excitement of a live concert!
Called the "burly tenor with a big, silvery voice" by Variety, Ronan Tynan, accompanied by his long time pianist Bill Lewis, bring to Feinstein's at the Nikko a repertoire that is diverse as it is entertaining: a mix of Irish, selections from the great American songbook, contemporary, as well as newly written material. The New York Times recognizes Tynan's "unornamented singing as distinct relief, who lets the lines of familiar melodies soar without fancy embellishment."
Introduced to American audiences in 1999 as a member of The Irish Tenors, Tynan continues to perform throughout the United States and record new material as a solo artist. In addition, he is currently the Alltech Visiting Artist in Residence at the University of Kentucky's Opera Theatre program teaching Vocal Performance and Voice and Repertoire classes with a focus in oratorio and opera at the undergraduate and graduate level.
For The Record returns to Los Angeles to celebrate legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese. The acclaimed For The Record series is a unique, genre-bending form of live entertainment turning the soundtracks of iconic filmmakers into thrilling immersive theatrical concerts. American Crime Requiem explores more than 40 years of Scorsese's storytelling, his passion for music and the people who make it. The show stars an eclectic mix of artists from the worlds of music, stage and screen performing an epic set list from GoodFellas, Casino, The Departed, The Wolf of Wall Street and more. Part rock concert, part drama, part nightclub. all legendary!
The Singing Bois is a queer pop quartet based in Oakland, California. Part boy band, part Rat Pack, they create spaces for masculine-of-center and POC musicians within new and classic styles such as R&B, soul, rock, jazz, and Latin genres. Twisting gender expectations, they blend musical precision, playful staging, and sexy swagger. Known for their unique interpretations of songs by everyone from Sam Cooke to Selena, The Singing Bois make audible a range of masculinities and tell queer, butch, and trans stories through song.
The Jeanettes are a Bay Area vocal quartet harmonizing to retro hits from iconic artists of the 1950s and 60s such as the Shirelles, the Marvelettes, and the Chordettes. The lively ladies sing in sweet harmony to original arrangements of doo wop, barbershop and girl group favorites. Audiences young and old swoon for their toe tapping beats and eye catching style.
Emmy Award-winning comedienne Vicki Lawrence is one of the most beloved television personalities of her generation. Plucked out of total obscurity as a high school senior, Vicki went on to become part of the now-legendary cast of the "Carol Burnett Show." At the ripe, old age of 24, Vicki created her most endearing character to date, Thelma Harper, or "Mama" as she is better known to her fans. After the Burnett Show, Vicki went on to star in "Mama's Family." The multi-talented entertainer is mostly known for her acting and comedic talents, but she also earned a gold record for the 1973 hit, "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia." Ms. Lawrence takes the stage first in this two-woman show. "My show is not a retrospective," she explains. "It is a mixture of stand-up comedy, music and my observations about real life. I think people will get a kick out of the things Mama has an opinion about. Where Mama is concerned, expect the unexpected."
William Giammona invites you to join him for a mischievous take on the pleasures of being wicked when he returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko for his brand new cabaret, "Pack Up Your Sins." Making an escape from the usual heroic leading man role, this evening of songs from musical theater and cabaret will explore the seven deadly sins and the joy, humor, costs, and pleasures of indulging in your fantasies. He will be joined on stage by Daniel Lockert (music direction/piano) and Daniel Fabricant (bass/guitar).
Born in San Francisco, Giammona is a veteran of both plays and musicals around the Bay Area, having performed major roles in over 50 productions over the past decade or so. He was honored as the recipient of the 2015 Theatre Bay Area Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Principal Role in a Musical for his portrayal of Franklin Shepard in Merrily We Roll Along. He will be reprising his roles as Princeton & Rod in Avenue Q at New Conservatory Theatre Center this w
Kicking off a three-season celebration leading up to Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday, LA Opera presents three semi-staged concert performances of Wonderful Town, a sassy and brassy love letter to the bright lights of the Big Apple! Filled with Broadway snap and jazzy sizzle, Bernstein's score crackles with electricity and energy.
Two sisters move to New York, eager to take the big city by storm. One can't find a man no matter what she does, and the other can't keep them away. Bernstein's beloved score, combined with brilliant lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, makes Wonderful Town one of the greatest treasures of Broadway's Golden Age.