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Jason Robert Brown, Georgia Stitt Premiere New Orchestral Piece in Cincinnati on Saturday

The Cincinnati Pops' Lollipops Family Concerts are interactive programs specifically designed for children aged three to ten and their families. This weekend, the program will feature a new orchestral piece from lauded composers Jason Robert Brown and Georgia Stitt.

The piece, which is described as "a vibrant celebration of the season," is a musical adaptation of Lois Ehlert's timeless children's book Waiting for Wings. Thane Maynard narrates and John Morris Russell conducts.

Brown is the composer and lyricist of the musical, "The Last Five Years," which was cited as one of Time Magazine's 10 Best of 2001 and won Drama Desk Awards for Best Music and Best Lyrics. "The Last Five Years" is currently playing Off-Broadway at Second Stage Theatre starring Betsy Wolfe and Adam Kantor.

Jason won a 1999 Tony Award for his score to "Parade", a musical written with Alfred Uhry and directed by Harold Prince, which premiered at Lincoln Center Theatre in December 1998, and subsequently won both the Drama Desk and New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards for Best New Musical.

On Broadway, Stitt was the assistant conductor of Little Shop of Horrors and the associate conductor of the Encores! production of Can-Can starring Patti LuPone. Other work on Broadway includes Avenue Q, Sweet Smell of Success, The Music Man, Titanic, Annie, and the national tour of Parade. In 2005 she served as an arranger for the Boston Pops Orchestra (Keith Lockhart, conductor) in their 75th Anniversary Tribute to Stephen Sondheim at Tanglewood and Boston's Symphony Hall.

Georgia's work as an arranger, pianist, and coach can be heard on Kate Baldwin's record Let's See What Happens (PS Classics), as well as on the Broadway Cares Home For The Holidays CD (Centaur Records) and the cast albums of After The Fair, Shine, Do Re Mi and Little Shop of Horrors.

With Susan Egan she pens the blog GlamourAndGoop.com about "two musical moms who find themselves the center of attention on stage and the center of the storm at home." Georgia has music degrees from NYU and Vanderbilt. She lives in Los Angeles and sometimes New York with her husband, Jason Robert Brown, and their two daughters.

Tickets for adults are $12; children $7. Click here for more information.


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