http://www.theatermania.com/west-palm-beach-theater/shows/i-love-a-piano_122568/I Love a Piano
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I Love a Piano is a look at America through the insightful and hopeful eyes of Irving Berlin, who, according to Jerome Kern, "... has no place in American music. He is American Music." The show, which traces the life of a uniquely flawed upright piano, celebrates the music and lyrics of the legendary composer, showcasing 64 of his more than 1000 songs. From "Alexander's Ragtime Band" to "Blue Skies"; from "Puttin' on the Ritz" and "Cheek to Cheek" to "Always" and "White Christmas" to "Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning" and "God Bless America", Irving Berlin's songbook is a history lesson set to music. Conceived and written by Ray Roderick and Michael Berkeley, this joyful salute captures the spirit of America from the ragtime rhythms of the early 20th century, through the rich sophistication of the 1920s and 30s; from the rousing patriotism of two World Wars into the prosperous spirit of the 1950s and well beyond.
The musical thriller, based on The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, comes off a national tour and Broadway run last year. The show boasts some of the most beautiful music (by Frank Wildhorn) ever written for the Broadway stage coupled with stunning period costumes and sets.
Lea Salonga won the Tony Award for her performance in Miss Saigon. She is also the recipient of the Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Circle and Theatre World awards. She was the first Asian to play Eponine in Les Miserables on Broadway and returned to the show in the 2006 revival as Fantine. She made her cabaret debut in 2010 with a sold-out engagement at the Café Carlyle in New York City and released a live version of her current "Lea Solanga: The Journey So Far" in 2011. Honored as a "Disney Legend" in 2011, Lea was the singing voice of Princess Jasmine in Aladdin and Fa Mulan in Mulan and Mulan II.
Louise Pitre received wide acclaim for her Montreal, Toronto and Paris performance as Fantine in Les Miserables and the title role in Piaf. She made her Broadway debut in the smash ABBA hit, Mamma Mia!, and received a Tony Award nomination. Most recently, she completed a reading of the new Broadway-bound Sting musical, The Last Ship and is about to open a new show called What Makes A Man, based on Charles Aznavour songs.
http://www.theatermania.com/west-palm-beach-theater/shows/married-to-broadway_305580/Married to Broadway
Ron Sharpe and Barbara Russell tied the knot (for real) while playing Marius and Cosette in Les Miserables and so created their cabaret show, Married to Broadway to celebrate romance on the Great White Way.
Friday nights have become Motown nights at The Colony. The hotel is now featuring the soul-stirring sounds of Memory Lane in Polo every Friday night from 9 p.m. to closing. It is music from the Temptations, the Supremes, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye -- all the Motown favorites from the 60s to the 80s -- and it is bringing the house down every week. People are dancing, singing, rocking away -- right here in Palm Beach. In fact, The Colony is making a huge success with R&B, just as it has with the songs from the Great American Songbook in the Royal Room. The Colony really has become Music Central in Palm Beach as the hip and happy localities and socialites bebop the night away!
For a bouncy, upbeat mixture of good times and great music, ranging from rock and pop, classic love songs to dance-happy disco tunes, the Polo's in-house band gets people movin' and groovin' every Saturday night. Even more exciting, the big name cabaret stars appearing in the Royal Room will frequently stop by for an impromptu, music-filled "Cast Party," hosted by the hotel's own man-about-town Rob Russell.
This high energy show is all boisterous fun and romance that harkens back to the glory days of the movie musical. Set in the 1850s Oregon wilderness, a young bride's plan to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law, to ensure the success of her own marriage, backfires when the brothers kidnap six women from a neighboring town to be their brides.