Disney Legend Richard Sherman to Perform for OCSA Students This Fall

Disney Legend Richard Sherman to Perform for OCSA Students This Fall

On Wednesday, October 11, 2017, Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) students from the Musical Theater, Integrated Arts, Production & Design and Classical Voice conservatories as well as MONTAGE! have the unique opportunity to watch legendary songwriter Richard Sherman perform some of his notable music, and hear anecdotes about his time working with Walt Disney.

Select students may get a chance to perform alongside Sherman - an Academy Award and Grammy Award-winning songwriter and Disney legend. He will be accompanied by Tony-nominated actress Susan Egan and Broadway actor Bret Shuford, as well as producer Bruce Kimmel.

The event is part of OCSA's 2017-2018 Master Artist Series. The Master Artist Series allows students to study under guest artists, teachers and award-winning arts professionals. The series began last year in conjunction with OCSA's 30th-anniversary celebration. Professionals in acting, cooking, instrumental and vocal music, musical theater, writing and more visit the campus to inspire students and give them exceptional, once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunities within their art disciplines. OCSA provides a creative, challenging, and nurturing environment that offers bright and talented students unparalleled preparation for higher education and a profession in the arts. For more information visit www.ocsarts.net.

Richard Sherman is best known for writing "It's A Small World," as well as the music for beloved feature films including "Mary Poppins," "The Jungle Book," "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh," "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" and many others. He is also a recipient of the Disney Legend Award.

Susan Egan has starred in the title role of "Thoroughly Modern Millie," and was the original Belle in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" on Broadway. Egan is also the voice of Megara in the 1997 Disney film "Hercules." Bret Shuford has performed in Broadway's "Cirque du Soleil Paramour," "The Little Mermaid," "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" and other hit musicals.

Bruce Kimmel is an award-winning songwriter and Grammy-nominated producer of theater music.

Photo Credit: Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging

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