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APPLAUSE CONCERT SERIES

One-night only concert versions of musicals we think are worth a second look featuring large orchestras and top talent.

 

 
Anyone Can Whistle

Friday, October 12, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Book by Arthur Laurents
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Orchestrations by Don Walker

The story of a corrupt mayor (originally played by Angela Lansbury) who fakes a miracle to revitalize her bankrupt town. A legendary cult show, this wacky, intelligent, highly unconventional musical points ahead to Stephen Sondheim's groundbreaking work in the 1970s, even as it keeps a foot firmly rooted in musical theatre's "golden age."



 

 
Finian’s Rainbow

Friday, March 15, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Book by E. Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy
Music by Burton Lane
Lyrics by E. Y. Harburg

A blend of romantic fantasy and social commentary, Finian's Rainbow follows the adventures of an Irishman and his daughter, who hope to strike it rich in America. This American treasure of a score features classics like  “Ol’ Devil Moon” and “How are Things in Glocca Morra?”



 

 

 
Children of Eden

Friday, July 26, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Book by John Caird
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Based on a concept by Charles Lisanby
Orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin and Martin Erskine

From the celebrated composer of Wicked, Pippin,and Godspell comes this family-friendly biblical reboot with a marvellous score. Adam, Eve, Noah and the "Father" who created them deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children.