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.