Some of the most famous tunes by George and Ira Gershwin will be performed at the on July 27-28 at 8 p.m.
Fascinating Rhythm: The Music of George and Ira Gershwin will feature a collage of songs from movie and Broadway classics such as Strike Up The Band, An American in Paris, and Shall We Dance including dynamic presentations of “I’ve Got Rhythm," “Someone to Watch Over Me," and “Nice Work, If You Can Get It."
George Gershwin, with his brother Ira, was among the most successful musical talents of the 1930s with their songs transcending their time, sounding as fresh and exciting now as it was then.
George died at the peak of his career, at the age of 38, but the brilliance of his compositions lives on, inspiring generation after generation. This cabaret will showcase his best songs.
All of the talented local performers of the cabaret attend prestigious conservatories and universities. Director/performer Taylor Shubert and performers Paige Berkovitz and Rachel Hirschfield are students at Boston Conservatory, while performer Jenny Lester attends Point Park University. Also performing in the show will be Dylan Shubert, who studies at the world renowned College-Conservatory of Music.
Neil Douglas Reilly will be directing the select group of musicians and providing piano accompaniment. His credits include orchestrating the Broadway revival of Porgy and Bess as an assistant to William David Brohn and Christopher Jahnke. His orchestrations were heard at the New York Pops Birthday Gala in April.
The venue for Fascinating Rhythm is the Calabasas amphitheater, located behind the Calabasas Library, 200 Civic Center Way, Calabasas, CA 91302.
- Discounts available for tickets purchased online through 7/25/2012.
- General Admission $10 Advance/$12 Door
- Seniors and Students with ID $8 Advance/$10 Door
- Children 10 and under $5 Advance/ $6 Door
ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE SPOTLIGHT THE ARTS FOUNDATION A 501 (C) (3) California Nonprofit Organization. Dedicated to Promoting the arts in Calabasas and the surrounding communities.
For information 818-436-0530 or visit www.spotlightthearts.org
-- Spotlight the Arts Foundation