Rubicon Theatre Company Presents Teri Bibb in ONCE UPON A SONG
Celebrate the singers and songs of the silver screen when Broadway leading lady Teri Bibb debuts her new concert Once Upon a SONG as part of the 2017 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company. Bibb's soaring soprano has thrilled audiences across the continent and throughout the world. In addition to performing on Broadway and tour as Christine in The Phantom of the Opera (more than 1,000 performances), she has given a command performance at the White House, on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," and on the stages of Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall and London's Royal Albert Hall,
In this tribute, Bibb shares her personal connection to the women who inspired her and helped shape her career. The concert features tunes from classic golden era films sung by Jane Powell, Kathryn Grayson, Judy Garland, Julie Andrews, Shirley Jones, and more, and is an evening of glorious singing, stories and a musical surprise or two. Bibb is joined by Musical Director R.L. Rowsey and directed by Rubicon Associate Artistic Director BrIan McDonald. Teri Bibb in Once Upon a SONG comes to Ventura for three-performances-only: Saturday, August 19 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, August 20 at 2 p.m.
In addition to her extraordinary run in Phantom, Bibb's credits include the Broadway revival of She Loves Me in the role of Amalia, and more than 50 musicals across the country. Along the way, Bibb has been honored for her work on stage with a Helen Hayes Award nomination and a Carbonell Award. She played the title role in Fanny, opposite the late José Ferrer at the Paper Mill Playhouse and starred in the World Premieres of two musicals: Songs from the Tall Grass at the Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. and Children of the Night with the Katselas Theatre Company in Beverly Hills, for which she received an Ovation Award nomination. She recently toured as Marian in The Music Man in Concert with Patrick Cassidy and one of her idols, Shirley Jones.
Bibb has been a featured soloist in gala tributes honoring Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Sondheim, and Harold Prince, including "The Broadway Prince" at Carnegie Hall and seven annual "The Night of 1,000 Voices" concerts at London's Royal Albert Hall. She sang duets with tenor José Carreras at Radio City Music Hall and starred in "One Enchanted Evening" in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Bibb has sung with orchestras across the US, including the Santa Fe, St. Louis, Cape and Pacific Symphonies, the California Philharmonic and The New York Pops; and can be heard on the recordings "Unsung Irving Berlin" and "A Gala Concert for Hal Prince."
In Los Angeles, Bibb played Clara in the L.A. concert premiere of Passion and was featured in Rodgers & Hart & Hammerstein for the Reprise Theatre Company.
She has guest starred on television, been a supporting player on film, and has sung on several film scores, including "Ice Age" and "Polar Express." She was also a guest soloist on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars." Bibb is co-creator and member of "The Phantom's Leading Ladies," a trio of "Christines" from Phantom. www.TeriBibb.com
For Once Upon a Song, Bibb returns to Rubicon, where she has appeared as Mrs. Cratchit in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol for the past two years and in four annual productions of A Rubicon Family Christmas, as well as numerous special events and concerts.
R.L. ROWSEY (Music Director/Piano) studied voice and piano at Virginia Commonwealth University and began his career as a musical director for dozens of local musicals. Rowsey then moved to the Washington, D.C. suburbs, serving as Musical Director for a new American opera, singing the title role in Michael Nyman's The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, and teaching at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He also taught and directed for The Studio Theatre and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. Rowsey toured the country as a musical director and conductor for a number of national tours of Broadway musicals. He returned to Richmond as Associate Producing Artistic Director for TheatreVirginia, and was back on the road first as conductor, then company manager and finally general manager for one of the nation's leading producers of national tours. He Rowsey is currently the education artistic director for the Sun Valley Summer Symphony, leading the voice program and working with high school vocal ensembles; the music director for the community chorale Caritas; the musical director for Light on the Mountains Center for Spiritual Living; and the choir director at Our Lady of the Snows. Rowsey also spends time as a clinician, coach, and adjudicator throughout the region.
BRIAN MC DONALD (Director) appeared in the National Tours of Miss Saigon and Forever Plaid, directing the latter for various regional theatres including Rubicon. Past Rubicon directing credits include Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Other Desert Cities(five Stage Scene LA Awards including Outstanding Direction and Production), A Tuna Christmas (in which he also appeared), The Sunset Limited, Bus Stop (five Ovation nominations including Best Play), MASTER HAROLD... and the boys (three Ovation nominations including Best Play, for which he earned an Indy Award and Stage Scene LA Award for Best Director), and the World Premiere musical Hello! My Baby, written and conceived by Cheri Steinkellner. McDonald also conceived and directed the critically acclaimed holiday musical revue A Rubicon Family Christmas Concert. Additional directing credits include Tennessee Williams' Talk to Me Like the Rainand Let Me Listen, Hooters, Our Town, Little Women, Bye Bye Birdie, HONK!, Babes in Arms, Once on This Island, Schoolhouse Rock, LIVE!, Seussical the Musical, Footloose, Urinetown, Godspell, The Drowsy Chaperone, West Side Story, In the Heights and On the Town. McDonald is a B.F.A. graduate of the Boston Conservatory. www.BrianMcDonald.us.
Teri Bibb in Once Upon a SONG is presented at Rubicon for three-performances-only on Saturday, August 19 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, August 20 at 2 p.m. Tickets for the general public are $55. Tickets for students with ID are $25; Equity members and military are $30. There is a $5 discount for seniors 65 and older. Discounts of 10% to 20% are available for groups of 10 or more, depending on the size of the group. A VIP experience, limited to 25 individuals following the Sunday matinee, is $135, and includes a post-show reception with concert stars, a complimentary 5 oz. glass of premium Rubicon estate grown wine created by film director Francis Ford Coppola, and gourmet hors d'oeuvres.
Tickets may be purchased in person through the Rubicon Theatre Company Box Office at the corner of Main and Laurel in Ventura (Laurel entrance and downstairs) or online at www.rubicontheatre.org. To charge by phone, call 805.667.2900.
Upcoming concerts in the Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Concert Series
Nov. 18 at 2 and 8 p.m. and Nov. 19 at 2 p.m.
When Broadway's Liz Callaway and cabaret's Ann Hampton Callaway blend their voices together in perfect harmony, the sound is, simply put, exquisite. Ann's dark, husky and jazz-flavored sound is the perfect complement for Liz's clear bell tones in their acclaimed sister act, Sibling Revelry. The award-winning show was originally presented at New York's iconic cabaret venue Rainbow and Stars and has delighted audiences at the Donmar Warehouse in London and throughout Europe. This dynamic duo from Chicago proves they're one singular sensation, singing the best of the American Songbook from show tunes to jazz and pop. Separately, of course, they have made big names for themselves -- Ann as an acclaimed jazz and cabaret singer/songwriter and Liz as an Emmy Award Winning and Tony-nominated actress, whose Broadway credits include Merrily We Roll Along, Baby, and Grizabella in Cats, where her rendition of "Memory" was unforgettable. The Callaway sisters, with Alex Rybeck on piano, promise an evening of wit and humor combined with some of the best songs America has produced. Songs include "Happy Days are Here Again," "It's Today," "The Sweetest Sounds," "Friendship," "Meadowlark," and many more!
Sponsorship opportunities are available for these final two concerts. Those interested in joining Janet and Mark L. Goldenson to make more music at Rubicon may contact Amber Landis-Stover at (805) 667-2912, ext. 237 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.