Kelli O'Hara to Perform at the 3rd Annual Caramoor Fall Festival Today

On Saturday, September 24 at 8:00pm in the Venetian Theater, Kelli O'Hara makes her Caramoor debut as part of the 2011 Fall Festival. Ms. O'Hara, the Broadway sensation and three-time Tony Award-nominee will be heard in a in a vibrant program of favorites from the world of musical theater and songs from her latest album Always, including "He Loves Me," "This Nearly Was Mine" and "Finishing the Hat." Concertgoers will experience the magic that has led critics to call O'Hara "Broadway's golden girl and luminous star."

Her iconic performances in South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza and The Pajama Game established Ms. O'Hara as one of Broadway's leading ladies. She was pronounced by Variety as "possibly the most accomplished young actress in American musical theater."

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Kelli O'Hara
Actress, singer, songwriter, and Broadway star Kelli O'Hara has been nominated for three Tony Awards: for her performance as Clara Johnson in The Light in the Piazza; as Babe Williams in the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of The Pajama Game, and as Nellie Forbush in the recent Lincoln Center Theater revival of South Pacific. A trained opera singer, O'Hara made her Broadway debut in Jekyll and Hyde in 2000. In a new career arc, Ms. O'Hara will portray Regan in the Public Theater's 2011Fall production of King Lear with Sam Waterston in the title role.

ABOUT CARAMOOR
Caramoor is a performing arts center located on a unique 90-acre setting of Italianate architecture and gardens in Westchester County, NY. It enriches the lives of its audiences through innovative and diverse musical performances of the highest quality. Its mission also includes mentoring young professional musicians and providing educational programs for young children centered around music. It is often described as "a Garden of Great Music" where audiences are invited to come early, explore the beautiful grounds, enjoy a pre-concert picnic, and discover beautiful music in the relaxed settings of the Venetian Theater, Spanish Courtyard, Music Room of the Rosen House, and the magnificent gardens.

Caramoor's gardens are also well worth the visit and include nine unique perennial gardens. Among them are a Sense Circle for the visually handicapped, a Butterfly Garden, Tapestry Hedge, and Iris and Peony Garden, which may be enjoyed on one's own or seen on a guided tour. With its unique heritage, Caramoor is a place where Indian Summer days and nights are shared and enjoyed by thousands.

GETTING TO CARAMOOR
By car from the West Side of Manhattan and New Jersey, take the Saw Mill River Parkway north to Katonah. Exit at Route 35/Cross River. Turn right and, at the first traffic light, make a right turn onto Route 22 south. Travel 1.9 miles to the junction of Girdle Ridge Road. Follow the signs to Caramoor. (For detailed directions call 914.232.5035 and press 2, or online at www.caramoor.org). Parking at Caramoor is free.

By train, take the Harlem Division of the Metro-North Railroad to Katonah, New York. Taxi service from the station to Caramoor (5 minutes away) is available.

TICKETS
Kelli O'Hara: $16.00, $28.00, $41.00, $54.00, $67.00. Tickets are currently on sale and may be purchased at the Caramoor Box Office, 914.232.1252 or ordered online at www.caramoor.org. Groups of 16 or more may purchase discounted tickets by contacting Matthew Scarella at 914.232.5035 ext. 266 or matthew@caramoor.org.

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