FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BROADWAY – LET’S TWIST AGAIN! – 2010/11 Season Opening Concert
November 19 & 20. 8 pm.
THE WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE
Contact: Danny Weathers, Artistic Director
The Waterfront Playhouse will kick off their 71st Season with “Broadway – Let’s Twist Again!” – a two night concert that will star over 30 of Key West’s best performers. This gender-bending extravaganza is a sequel to last year’s two sold-out nights of “Broadway With A Twist.” The show features guys doing numbers made famous by Broadway divas, and the gals reciprocating with songs made famous by Broadway dudes. Broadway showstoppers, star solo turns, group numbers, comic numbers, soaring ballads, dance numbers – “Broadway – Let’s Twist Again!” is chocked full of talent and entertainment. Coordinated by the Playhouse’s Artistic Director, Danny Weathers, it promises to be an evening not to be missed!
The concerts will be held on Friday and Saturday, November 19th and 20th. The concert on the 19th will be $ 75 and feature a gala post-performance party catered by the Elwell family’s Iron Chefs and sponsored by Royal Furniture. The Saturday, November 20 evening will be $50, which features the same great concert, but with no after party.
The best of Key West musical theater is scheduled to appear: David Black, Laurie Breakwell, Eric Cole, Carolyn Cooper, Melody Cooper, Robin Deck, Joy Hawkins, Maj Johnson Michael McCabe, Erin McKenna, Joe McMurray, Gayla Morgan, Mike Mulligan, Ruben Navarro, Marjorie Paul-Shook, Amy Pesola-Ray, Traci Reynolds, Randy Roberts, Carmen Rodriguez, Gordon Ross, Vicki Roush, Rich Simone, Randy Thompson, Dean Walters, Danny Weathers, John Wells and several surprises. Guest conductor Robert Strickland from Atlanta will once again accompany the singers, with Joe Dallas on bass and Skipper Kripitz on percussion.
The concert will feature numbers from the greatest hits of Broadway: “Chicago,” “Hairspray,” “Chess,” “Company,” “Grease,” “Rent,” “West Side Story,” “Oklahoma,” “Funny Girl,” Ragtime,” “South Pacific,” “The Wiz,” “The Boy From Oz,” “The Fantastiks” and more.
As George Fontana noted in his Conch Color review: “Everyone talks about the remarkable concentration of first-rate talent in Key West. The Waterfront Playhouse has done something about it and produced an event that would knock the socks off even the most jaded theater devotee…These Opening Concert have become an instant Key West show biz tradition. Bravo Waterfront Playhouse!”
For tickets call 294-5015 or go to WaterfrontPlayhouse.org for our online ticketing service. You may also call or go to the website to request a season brochure or to buy season subscriptions, memberships or individual tickets to all of the the wonderful shows lined up for our 70th Platinum Season. Come celebrate 70 years of theater in Paradise!
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