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SWEENEY TODD's SARAH RICE to star in concert at MERKIN HALL, JANUARY 19

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A chance for SARAH RICE fans to hear her and other powerful singing actors -- live, in concert:

WELL, I SAY DO!
Yes, we can can.
at
MERKIN CONCERT HALL
NYC

Thursday
January 19, 2006
8 PM

Starring Broadway's
Sarah Rice (Sweeney Todd, The Fantasticks, Candide)
Babs Winn (Miss Babs & the Kickin' Boogie Band)
Gary Harger (Shenandoah, Candide, Stage Struck)
Michael Cone (Rags, The Rink, La Boheme)
Edmound Fitzpatrick (Man of La Mancha)
Steve Saari (My Liberace), Piano
E. Katherine Kerr, Director

The eclectic concert showcases works by a variety of composers including Victor Herbert (THE ENCHANTRESS), Sondheim (FOLLIES, SWEENEY TODD, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, ANYONE CAN WHISTLE), Carlyle Floyd (SUSANNAH), Adam Guettel (FLOYD COLLINS), Kern (SHOWBOAT), Brel, Coward, (BITTERSWEET), Porter (ANYTHING GOES), Lucy Simon (SECRET GARDEN), to The Pointer Sisters, and more
all performed without microphones.

Immerse yourself in the thrilling beauty of these naturally gorgeous, powerful, warm, and unamplified voices...

Seating is limited, so order your tickets early for this exciting concert series at Merkin Concert Hall presented by BROADWAY CONCERTS DIRECT.
Reserved Seating.

Merkin Concert Hall
212 501-3330 (Box Office)
(tickets for this event are available only through Merkin Hall)
at
Goodman House
129 West 67th Street
New York, NY 10023

Tickets (Reserved Seating) $35.00
Seniors/Students $25.00
TDF Vouchers also accepted.




BROADWAY CONCERTS DIRECT Web Site and Info
Updated On: 1/17/06 at 06:53 AM
Dollypop
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I hate to say it, but Sarah Rice was one of the most lackluster performers in the original production of SWEENEY TODD. Her Johanna was bland and her diction was absolutely dreadful. Honestly, I couldn't understand a word she spoke or sang. As I saw the show several times in previews, I had to wait a considerable amount of time until the OBC was released and the lyrics were printed in the booklet.

In my mind it wasn't until Betsy Jocelyn took over the role that the character bloomed.
"Long live God!" (GODSPELL)
Booming Baritone
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You are entitled to your opinion, but many others feel quite differently regarding Ms. Rice's beautifully sung and acted performance in Sweeney Todd.

I'm not going to fight with you over your very personal opinion, even though I --and many others -- don't agree with it.

I have heard Ms Rice sing in recent years and her diction is now impeccible and she is in glorious voice. She is also a moving and funny actress.

I have been lucky enough to have seen a couple of these Merkin Hall concerts with her and the other performers last year and they are thrilling evenings. I got tickets through TheatreMania's site once and TDF the other. She and the other performers are terrific.

The response of the audience was electric. I was really glad I was there. My partner and I felt exhilarated by the high caliber of performances.

So, Dollypop, stay home, because you need to hold on to your negative opinion of this very wonderful performer.


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