Terri White to Join Kritzerland's THE STORY GOES ON at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal, 10/7
Heather Barr (Broadway Nat'l Tours: Peter Pan, Cinderella; Seussical; Theatre 40, Tanglin' Hearts; The Satin Dollz)
Will Collyer (Big, The Musical, Ovation nominee; Parade, Mark Taper Forum; Hair, Reprise; MTG's One Touch of Venus)
Ashley Fox Linton (Baby, No. Coast Rep; Broadway/Nat'l: Les Miserables, Cosette; Wicked, Ness/Swing; MTW, Sunset Blvd.)
Heather Lee: (Broadway: Gypsy, with Bernadette Peters; Guys and Dolls, Adelaide; Beauty and the Beast, Annie Get Your Gun)
John Sloman: (Broadway: Revival Music Man; TV: Passion, PBS; Mad Men-Raymond "Heinz" Geiger; Outside The Box Chinatown)
Shannon Warne (Maria, Sound of Music; Nat'l Tour: Camelot; NoHo Arts, Having It All -Ovation Award; Florence, Chess)
AND Special Guest: Terri White
Terri White (Broadway: the original "Joice Heth," BARNUM; Nell Carter understudy, in 1978, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', later replacing her in the revival in 1988; WELCOME TO THE CLUB, THE CLUB (Obie Award), NUNSENSE I and II, NUNCRACKERS, FINIAN'S RAINBOW (Drama desk and Outer Critics Circle Nominations, 2010), STEPPING OUT AT RADIO CITY with Liza Minnelli; most recently in Tony Award-nominated production of FOLLIES, Kennedy Center).
Music Director: John Boswell
The 38th Kritzerland show is devoted to the incredible songs of Maltby and Shire. For Broadway, they've written the musicals Baby and Big (and Maltby provided the English lyrics for Miss Saigon), and there have been two major off-Broadways revues of their work, Starting Here, Starting Now and Closer than Ever. Their latest musical, Take Flight, took flight in London a few years ago. Their song "Starting Here, Starting Now" was sung by Barbra Streisand. As always, we have the songs you'll know and a few you won't. Producer Bruce Kimmel has recorded many of their songs, including the world premiere of "Stop, Time" from Big and he also produced a memorable album entitled "David Shire at the Movies," an album devoted to Shire's film music, with Shire at the piano, Maureen McGovern singing Shire's film songs, and some of the best musicians in Hollywood playing his film themes. Some of his Hollywood output includes Norma Rae (Oscar for Best Song), All the President's Men, The Conversation, The Promise, The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3, and many others.
The songs of Maltby and Shire are a singer's dream, and Kritzerland has assembled a great cast, which includes Sally Mayes who was one of the original stars of Closer than Ever off-Broadway (and on the cast album CD); John Sloman, who appeared in Maltby and Shire's Big on Broadway; and Will Collyer, who starred in Big here in town. We may even have a surprise guest star and there's a rumor that the elusive Guy Haines may also make an appearance, having introduced a beautiful Malty and Shire song on the first Unsung Musicals album. So, join us for an evening of beautiful, funny, romantic and touching songs from the brilliant team of Maltby and Shire.
Our last few shows have been jam-packed. We recommend early reservations. Don't wait until the last minute! The only way to reserve is by calling 818-754-8700. Your phone reservation will be confirmed. Dinner reservations: From 6:30 pm - 7:00 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!