Jason Tramm to Lead LAM's Broadway in Annapolis Production of ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, 2/14-15
Jason Tramm will conduct the Live Arts Maryland's mid-winter Broadway in Annapolis production of "Once Upon a Mattress," Friday, February 14 (7:30 p.m.) and Saturday, February 15 (8 p.m.) at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. Tramm, who serves as principal conductor and Artistic Director of the MidAtlantic Opera and is widely recognized in the Tri State and MidAtlantic region as a conductor of classical and sacred music, made his conducting debut with Live Arts Maryland last October. In this return engagement Tramm will lead the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra and the Annapolis Chorale in Mary Rodgers beloved musical comedy, with lyrics by Marshall Barer and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer.
LAM's "Once Upon a Mattress" cast features Kimberly Christie as Princess Winifred the Woebegone and John Halmi as Prince Dauntless with David Merrill (Minstrel), Molly Moore Green (Queen Aggravain), Nathan Wyatt (Sir Harry), Caitlin Vincent (Lady Larken), Erik Alexis (the Jester), Jim Reiter (the Wizard) and Duncan Hood (King Sextimus). The show is directed by Eloise Ullman with choreography by Elysia Greene.
Tickets for both performances of LAM's highly popular Broadway series start at $25 and are available by phone by calling 410-280-5640, online at www.marylandhall.org/, or in person at Maryland Hall Box Office on the main floor of Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. Box office hours are noon to 5 p.m. weekdays. The Student Rush free ticket program is active for this concert. Students over 18 with valid IDs may visit the box office a half-hour before curtain to receive a free ticket. Students under 18 do not need a valid ID.
Led by Music Director J. Ernest Green, Live Arts Maryland is home to The Annapolis Chorale, the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra, the St. Anne's Concert Series and is the local presenter of the Washington Symphonic Brass. The mission of the organization is to enhance community life through performing and producing a wide variety of music. Learn more by visiting liveartsmaryland.org/.
Check out a pair of rehearsal photos below!
Jason Tramm confers with leading lady, Kimberly Christie, who plays Princess Winnifred in Once Upon a Mattress
Jason Tramm conducts the cast, Annapolis Chamber Orchestra and Annapolis Chorale in a rehearsal of One Upon a Mattress.
Photos by Katherine Hilton