Kritzerland to Bring SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS! to The Federal, 11/3
Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS! The Songs of The Sherman Brothers on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 7 PM.
Brent Barrett (Olivier nominated, Kiss Me Kate; Broadway: Annie Get Your Gun, Chicago, Brigadoon; The Broadway Tenors)
Kim Huber (Broadway: Belle, Beauty & The Beast; Sunset Boulevard, Marie Christine. LA: Having It All, Marvelous Wonderettes)
Damon Kirsche (Julian Marsh, 42nd Street, Musical Theatre West; George Banks, Mary Poppins, Musical Theatre Wichita)
Jane Noseworthy (Reprise's Carousel; Taming of the Shrew, A Noise Within; Kodak Theatre's A Christmas Carol)
Jenna Lea Rosen (Disney's Sofia The First ; Parade, The Sound of Music, 3D Theatricals; Outside The Box, The Exorcist)
Sami Staitman (Annie, Annie, Pioneer; Young Cosette, Les Mise?rables; Singing in the Rain; The King & I, Cabrillo Theatre)
Susan Egan (Broadway, original Belle, Beauty & The Beast, Tony & Drama Desk nominated; Millie, Thoroughly Modern Millie; Sally Bowles, Cabaret; Triumph of Love, State Fair. TV: WB's Nikki, PBS Great Performances, ABC, CBS and Disney; solo concerts)Richard M. Sherman (Broadway: Mary Poppins (also Academy Award for film), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Jungle Book, Charlotte's Web, The Aristocats. Since Mary Poppins' premiere, the Shermans earned nine Academy Award nominations, two Grammy Awards, four Grammy nominations and 23 gold-and-platinum-certified albums. Saving Mr. Banks, a new film starring Tom Hanks (as Walt Disney) and Emma Thompson (as Mary Poppins), premieres in December, featuring The Sherman Brothers.
Music Director: Tom Griep
Our 39th Kritzerland show is our first ever encore show - we did a Sherman Brothers evening in our first six months of shows and it was our first sellout so we thought it was high time to bring back the glorious songs of The Sherman Brothers - Richard M. and Robert B. - the men repsonsible for making some of the most beloved, well known and iconic songs ever written, from pop to film to stage. The award-winning songwriting brothers' songs have been delighting entire generations since the 1950s, and whether you were around then and discovering their songs when they were new, or if you were born in any subsequent decade, The Sherman Brothers songs were most assuredly part of your life.
From their first pop hit, "Tall Paul" to their songs for The Parent Trap, they were Walt Disney's favorite songwriters and there was no question he would entrust the songs for his magnum opus to them - Mary Poppins. From there they went on to do Winnie the Pooh, The Jungle Book, The One and Only Genuine Original Family Band, The Happiest Millionaire, That Darn Cat, and many others. Away from Disney, the brothers wrote the brilliant song-scores to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Tom Sawyer, Charlotte's Web, The Slipper and the Rose, and then conquered Broadway with Over Here. Additionally, Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and now The Jungle Book, have all been adapted for the stage, with Mary and Chitty both having Broadway runs and The Jungle Book having its first production this year in Chicago and Boston. Their Disneyland anthem, "It's a Small World" has been heard by millions upon millions of people the world over in every language conceivable.
As with all Kritzerland shows, you'll hear a mix of the well known and the not so well known, all sung by one of the best casts we've ever had, including Brent Barrett, who starred in The Sherman Brothers musical, Busker Alley.
Our guest star is the wonderful Susan Egan, the original Broadway Belle from Beauty and the Beast. So come and join us for a joyous, incredibly tuneful evening of The Sherman Brothers. Oh, and did we mention Richard M. Sherman will be with us and playing a rare cut song from Mary Poppins? And we may even have a surprise or two up our Kritzerland sleeve. Please make your reservations early - the first time we did The Sherman Brothers show it sold out in two days.
The only way to reserve: 818-754-8700. Your phone reservation will be confirmed. Dinner reservations: From 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm. Reservations have already started coming in, and are highly recommended. Cover charge $15 + $10 food minimum + $3 facility charge. Yes! You can eat dinner and see the show for only $28!
Sterling's at The Federal is located at 5303 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, Calif. The Federal Bar is adjacent to the El Portal Theatre. The North Hollywood Stations for the Metrolink Red Line and Orange Line are directly across the street, north of Chandler on Lankershim. Parking is available - entrance for Federal lot is on Weddington Street (directly behind the building) at $3.50. There is also available street parking.
For information about Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal: http://www.msapr.net/Sterling-s-at-The-Federal.html.