‘Bravo Broadway!’ offers sampling of stage classics
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. Two young, talented Broadway stars open the season for the Glenwood Springs Community Concert Association at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at Mountain View Church as part of “Bravo Broadway!”Admission is by membership ticket. Mountain View Church is located at 2195 County Road 154 next to Buffalo Valley Restaurant.
Whether with a large symphony orchestra or in smaller concert settings, “Bravo Broadway!” brings the energy of a real Broadway show to stages across the country, featuring the great voices of experienced Broadway stars. Gary Mauer, tenor, and Elizabeth Southard, soprano, will sing songs from “Phantom of the Opera,” “Oklahoma,” “Showboat,” “Guys and Dolls,” “West Side Story,” “Les Miserables,” and other favorite Broadway shows. Their accompanist is pianist Michael Fennelly, teacher at the Juilliard School of Music.Mauer most recently starred as the Phantom in the national tour that concluded in April last year. Previously he starred in the Broadway production of “Phantom of the Opera” in the romantic leading role of Raoul. He performed in the Broadway production of “Les Miserables” in the role of Enjolras, the revolutionary leader, as well as in the national tour of the U.S. and Singapore.
Southard has worked extensively in musical theater on national tours and on Broadway, including her most recent role as Christine in “Phantom.” She starred as Magnolia in a revival of “Showboat” on a national tour and has had leading roles in “Sound of Music,” “The Mikado” and “Three Penny Opera.”Coming GSCCA events are Barbary Coast on Oct. 5, London Concertante on Feb. 19, pianist Frederic Chiu on Feb. 29, and Riders in the Sky on April 22. Members may also attend concerts in Craig, Delta and Grand Junction. For further information, call Judy at 945-5384 or Sue at 945-8722.
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