Now in its third year, Kaufman Center's critically-acclaimed hit series returns with three more family-friendly concerts celebrating the best of American musical theater. Hosted by Sean Hartley, each concert features sing-alongs, interactive games, fun facts, musical medleys and a mini-musical featuring the delightfully zany Broadway Playhouse Players--another magical season of music and comedy! This season showcases some of Broadway's greatest composers and lyricists: Frank Loesser, Jerry Herman and the dynamic team of Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty. These kid-friendly concerts are fun for adults too!
Sun 01/11/2009 at 11:00 am
Composer-lyricist Frank Loesser, who began as a Hollywood lyricist, conquered Broadway during the 1950s with Where's Charley?, The Most Happy Fella, How to Succeed in Business and his masterpiece, Guys And Dolls. His hit songs include "Luck Be A Lady," "Baby, It's Cold Outside" and "Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat."
Sun 02/01/2009 at 11:00 am
Jerry Herman came to prominence during the 1960s with two mega-hits, Hello, Dolly and Mame, then continued to write a string of memorable shows culminating in the Tony Award-winning sensation La Cage Aux Folles. Herman's simple but infectious melodies and funny/sweet lyrics are among Broadway's all-time best.
Sun 04/05/2009 at 11:00 am
Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty
The most dynamic and versatile team writing for Broadway today has created a string of artistic and commercial successes, including Ragtime, Once on this Island and Seussical. Find out what makes these elegant and joyful writers so versatile, and so beloved. (The concert will feature an interview with the writers.)
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