Georgia Stitt & Friends Concert Set for Tomorrow at The Coterie
The Coterie will present popular composer Georgia Stitt live in concert May 25th. Celebrating the release of her newest album, My Lifelong Love, Stitt is bringing her music back to Los Angeles.
Joining Ms. Stitt will be special guests Dan Callaway, Julie Garnye, and Michael Ryan Joyce. YOU DON’T KNOW STITT: An Evening with Georgia Stitt will take placeMay 25th in The Coterie’s home at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa.
Georgia Stitt is a composer and a lyricist. Her musicals include Big Red Sun (NAMT Festival 2010, Harold Arlen Award in 2005 and written with playwright John Jiler); The Water (winner of the 2008 ANMT Search for New Voices in American Musical Theatre and written with collaborators Jeff Hylton and Tim Werenko); Sing Me A Happy Song (with playwright Jamie Pachino); and Mosaic (commissioned for Off-Broadway in 2010 and written with Cheri Steinkellner).
In 2007 she released her first album, This Ordinary Thursday: The Songs Of Georgia Stitt, featuring an impressive array of Broadway singers including Kelli O’Hara, Matthew Morrison, Sara Ramirez, Faith Prince, Cheyenne Jackson and Tituss Burgess, Lauren Kennedy and Susan Egan. With lyricist Marcy Heisler she wrote and recorded Alphabet City Cycle, a song cycle for soprano and violin, featuring vocalist Kate Baldwin. Georgia’s 2011 album, My Lifelong Love, features performances by Anika Noni Rose, Brian D’Arcy James, John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Shoshana Bean, Susan Egan, Heidi Blickenstaff, Michael Arden, Christopher Jackson, Laura Osnes, Kate Baldwin and Michael McElroy. Her records are on the PSClassics and Sh-K-Boom labels.
In 2011, Georgia produced and arranged Susan Egan’s album The Secret of Happiness and Robert Creighton’s album Ain’t We Got Fun. Additionally, Georgia has written songs that are included on Egan’s Coffee House and Winter Tracks and Kevin Odekirk’s Unheard (all LML Records), Lauren Kennedy’s Here and Now (PS Classics), Daniel Boys’ So Close (Eden Records), Caroline Sheen’s Raise The Curtain and Stuart Matthew Price’s All Things In Time (both SimG Records). She contributed songs to Kate Baldwin’s Let’s See What Happens (PS Classics), the Broadway Cares "Home For The Holidays" CD (Centaur Records), and the 2008 MTV movie The American Mall.
Georgia’s non-theatrical compositions include several choral pieces, With Hope And Virtue, featured on NPR and using text from President Obama's 2009 inauguration speech, De Profundis, premiered by the International Orange Chorale in San Francisco, and Joyful Noise, a setting of Psalm 100 (all published by G. Schirmer), as well as A Better Resurrection and The Promise of Light (Walton Music). She has performed her music throughout the US, England, Scotland, Australia, Denmark, Germany and Japan, and she is the composer in residence at the Pasadena Presbyterian Church in California.
Also a music director, Georgia was the vocal coach for the 2008 season of the NBC hit show "America's Got Talent." She was the assistant music director for the NBC TV special “Clash of the Choirs,” the on-camera vocal coach for the NBC reality TV show “Grease: You’re The One That I Want,” and the Production Music Coordinator for the Disney/ABC TV musical “Once Upon A Mattress” starring Tracey Ullman and Carol Burnett. On Broadway she was the assistant conductor of Little Shop of Horrors and the associate conductor of the Encores! production of Can-Can starring Patti LuPone. Also on Broadway: Avenue Q, Sweet Smell of Success, The Music Man, Titanic, Annie, and the national tour of Parade. In 2005 she served as an arranger for the Boston Pops Orchestra (Keith Lockhart, conductor) in their 75th Anniversary Tribute to Stephen Sondheim at Tanglewood and Boston’s Symphony Hall.
Georgia received her M.F.A. in Musical Theater Writing from New York University and her B.Mus. in Music Theory and Composition from Vanderbilt University, where she graduated magna cum laude. She is a recipient of the ASCAP Frederick Loewe Fellowship, the Harold Arlen Award, and the Sue Brewer Award for excellence in music composition. Georgia lives in Los Angeles (and sometimes New York) with her husband, composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown, and their two daughters. With Susan Egan she pens the blog “Glamour and Goop.” For more information, please visit www.GeorgiaStitt.com.
YOU DON’T KNOW STITT: An Evening with Georgia Stitt takes place Friday, May 25 at 8:00pm in The Coterie at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa. The venue is located on the mezzanine level inside “Twist” Restaurant. Doors will open at 7:30pm for dinner. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased in advance at www.thecoteriela.com. Tickets (cash or credit) may be available at the door 1 hour prior to showtime (additional door charge will apply). Standing room only (SRO) is also available at the bar in advance for $5 ($10 at the door). While enjoying the music, guests are encouraged to try the delicious appetizers, entrees, desserts, and handcrafted signature cocktails. A $20 food/drink minimum per person will apply for all dining room seats. There is a 1 drink minimum for those standing at the bar. For more information or special seating requests, please call (530) 4-COTERIE.