Broadway World Winner Robyn Spangler Headlines San Diego Fringe Festival, Now thru 7/8
Called a "gorgeously talented singer" by Sheridan Road Magazine, the San Diego Fringe Festival welcomes Broadway World Winner Robyn Spangler at the Lyceum Theatre at Horton Plaza with the San Diego Ballet Orchestra from today, July 3rd - July 8th (performance times vary).
A portion of the proceeds will benefit The AIDS Walk/San Diego Gay & Lesbian Center in memory of her best friend, Mark Miller, supporting the Team for Martinis Above Fourth.
The San Diego Fringe Festival is thrilled to welcome Broadway World Winner Robyn Spangler for her venue debut with her one woman orchestra show "Ronstadt, Riddle & Robyn" with the San Diego Ballet Orchestra with musical direction from fellow Broadway World Winner and San Diego favorite, Todd Schroeder (Los Angeles' Brian Kennedy subs at two performances) at The Lyceum Theatre at Horton Plaza ( 79 Horton Plaza), San Diego. Linda Ronstadt is best known as the queen of the "rock ballad" with her string of hits in the late 60's and early 70's but that's just the beginning of a four plus decade career in music that includes almost every genre. This concert celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Nelson Riddle/Linda Ronstadt album collaboration of the Great American Songbook and features selections from the three platinum certified albums: "What's New", "Lush Life" and "For Sentimental Reasons". This concert is performed with the ORIGINAL Riddle/Ronstadt charts. Those who have heard Robyn sing know that crossing genres is what drew her to showcase Ronstadt's career. Join Robyn for an evening of music, fun, a few surprises, and a little Linda.
This is Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage's 9th year participating in AIDS WALK. Each year their team raises over $30,000 and has consistently been among the Top 10 teams.
This is AIDS WALK's 25th Anniversary in San Diego.
"...Spangler delivers a truly stunning tribute to Linda Ronstadt. Robyn is a vibrant singer who fully engages the audience. I had such a good time that when the show was over, I wanted to cry out for more. Leaving an audience wanting more is a sign of a truly great artist. And Robyn Spangler fills the bill!" - Don Grigware, Broadway World
ROBYN SPANGLER, called a "gorgeously talented singer" (Sheridan Road Magazine), Broadway World Winner Robyn Spangler is quickly becoming a familiar face as she shares her "stellar artistry" (Broadway World) at the most prestigious concert and cabaret venues across the United States including The Gardenia Room in Los Angeles, Davenports in Chicago, The Arthur Newman Theatre in Palm Springs, and The Metropolitan Room in New York. Miss Spangler recently appeared on the Summer Nights Cabaret Series at Yale University, Royce Hall in Los Angeles, the Grand Old Opry in Nashville and Carnegie Hall in New York.
She is currently performing her award winning show "Why I Love Linda Ronstadt" as well as a symphonic tribute to the Great American Songbook "An Evening of Riddle, Ronstadt & Robyn" which have been well received by audience and critics alike. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Riddle/Ronstadt collaboration.
As an actress, she has hosted the TV show "Your State Fair" and has been in over 150 commercials. Most notable are: Hilton Hotels, Ford Cars and Trucks, Kings Island and Poligrip (yes, Poligrip). You'll also see her in the upcoming Warner Bros. feature ?lm "The Fortune Theory" due in theatres in 2013. Catch her as Chloe Rodgers in the new web series "The Prodigal Daughter". On stage she was most recently seen in "All I Really Needed To Know I Learned in Kindergarten" at LA's White?re Theatre and a staged reading of "INSIDE OUT" at the NoHo Arts Center. Other regional theatre credits include "Guys N Dolls, " "Best Little Whorehouse In Texas", " "My Fair Lady," "Chicago" and "Anne Get Your Gun."
TODD SCHROEDER, musical director, singer/songwriter, producer/arranger and mostly piano player, and Broadway World Award winner, has performed at Carnegie Hall, the White House, with the Boston Pops, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and has appeared on numerous television show including The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Along with writing and producing, Todd has conducted and arranged for Angela Lansbury, (the late) Nell Carter, Jason Alexander, Rita Coolidge and Sam Harris to name a few. Along with two partners, Todd opened "Schroeder's Club and Cabaret", San Diego's first Cabaret room featuring top Cabaret performers from around the country.
Now living in Los Angeles, Todd serves as Musical Director for Disney's "Aladdin", Sea World's "Madagascar Adventure" and Universal Studios in Osaka, Japan where he is Musical Director for "Wicked". Schroeder also teaches two master classes "Auditioning For Today's Musical Theatre" and "The Complete Cabaret Workshop". Currently, Todd is on tour with Sam Harris promoting Harris' new book "Ham: Slices of Life".
Promo trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSBUrhYFHxI
For tickets, visit http://www.sdfringe.org/2014/artists.php?id=330769
Visit www.RobynSpangler.com for more info.