Broadway Performers To Sing In Gettysburg To Support Local Community Theatre
Gettysburg Community Theatre (GCT) the not-for-profit 501c3 community theatre located at 49 York Street in historic downtown Gettysburg, is proud to present local favorite singer and Broadway veteran, Bruce Moore at 8pm on May 18th and 19th with his Cabaret "Let's Go To The Movies", which includes a wine and cheese reception before the show. Bruce will sing songs from some of the Disney feature films he was in, as well as some favorites from the silver screen. This cabaret is appropriate for all ages. Seating is general seating but limited as there are only 80 seats in the theatre. Tickets are $18+tax/fees.
"Movies and Hollywood are both American obsessions", says Moore. "Broadway used to be the place where actors "cut their teeth" before going to Hollywood and staring in movies. Before that it was Vaudeville. As a Broadway performer, I have acted alongside movie stars, TV stars, Broadway stars and Broadway performers who went onto Hollywood to become stars. Some of the actors I worked with had moderate successes and a few got left in the dust, never to be heard of until Facebook came along. "Let's Go To The Movies" will highlight some of the great songs in Hollywood movies, along with movie stories that will surprise you, make you gasp or laugh and most likely will prompt you to go to the internet to find out more. I have a special relationship with Disney, as I sang in the Disney animated features Aladdin, Pocahontas, Beauty and the Beast, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Mulan. There is sure to be a big Disney presence in this cabaret. Kids will love the show. Their parents and their grandparents will hear about the stars of yesteryear. There is something for everyone!"
Bruce Moore was born and raised right here in Gettysburg, PA. He has performed in three Broadway shows and has sung in six movies, five of them for Disney. His Broadway credits include Gypsy, which starred Tyne Daly and subsequently Linda Lavin. His next hit was My Fair Lady starring Richard Chamberlain, and finally the long running Grease, where he sometimes played Teen Angel, sometimes Doody and was in the ensemble backing up a rotating cavalcade of stars such as Sutton Foster, Lucy Lawless, Linda Blair, Jeff Conaway, and Dominique Dawes, to name a few. Major highlights in his career were singing in the Disney animated features Aladdin, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Mulan and Beauty and the Beast. Mr. Moore just directed the 2018 revival production of Disney's Beauty and The Beast, Jr at the Gettysburg Community Theatre. He was a singer in the final scene of the comedy The Trick. Bruce now lives in Gettysburg with his parents, Pat Moore and Dr. Carey Moore. He has directed four shows here at the Gettysburg Community Theatre. Currently Bruce teaches both an adult and a children's musical theatre classes. Summer Musical Theatre Camp is one of his particular highlights at the theatre. He loves teaching the students, passing on his knowledge and watching them grow as performers right before his eyes.
Joining Bruce Moore on stage for this special event Cabaret will be his dear friend and Broadway actress, Julie Hafner who will be coming in from NYC. Bruce and Julie met doing a professional production of Hello Dolly, where Julie was the understudy to the title role, which starred Lainie Kazan and Bruce was Barnaby. They have been fast friends ever since. Julie's credits include the Broadway production of Nine, with Raul Julia, the 20th Anniversary Broadway Tour of Annie (understudy to Sally Struthers as Hannigan), Off-Broadway: Mr. Bobby in The Club (Obie Award for Performance), Nunsense, The Great Heart. Regional: Hello Dolly (understudy to Lainie Kazan), Damn Yankees (with Tony Randall), Dracula, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Anything Goes, Oliver, Radio Gals, Cinderella, The Mystery Of Edwin Drood, and A Little Night Music.
Gettysburg Community Theatre is honored to have two Broadway veterans share our stage and encourages everyone to order tickets before it sells out! Limited seating tickets for performances held at GCT are available in advance online at www.GettysburgCommunityTheatre.org ,or via phone, or at the door one hour before each show time if seats are still available in GCT's very intimate, and almost always sold out, 80 seat theatre. GCT is located at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in historic downtown Gettysburg in the building that was once The Elks Lodge. GCT box office phone number is 717-334-2692. Audition, ticket, educational, donation, volunteer opportunities and more can be found online at www.GettysburgCommunityTheatre.org